Virginia Christian University is a higher education institution open to any qualified individual without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, nation or ethnic origin, or disability. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other institution administered programs, except where required by specific religious tenets held by the institution.
In examining the credential of applicants, admissions personnel consider the applicant’s Christian experience commitment and character. Academic ability as revealed in high school (or college for a M.Div. applicant) GPA standardized test scores, and extra-curricular activities contribute to the decision-making process.
For the regular seminary course (M.Div.) students are expected to give evidence of their calling to the ministry, which includes the pastorate, missionary and evangelistic work, Christian education, and other forms of vocational Christian service. The scholastic requirement is a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
An official transcript of the applicant’s previous academic record must be submitted to VACU by the time of registration. The official record is requested by the prospective student, not by VACU. Non-degree students who are not working toward a degree or who are not able to pursue theological studies full time are occasionally admitted by the Director of Admissions.