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FAQs

When is the deadline to apply?

Find out more about deadlines, admissions requirements and supporting documentation here.

I filled out the application – now what?

Thank you for applying to Vanguard University! An admissions counselor will contact you with information on the next steps in the admissions process.

Is there graduate housing?

Due to limited space, on-campus housing is only available to undergraduate students. However, there are many local apartment complexes willing to rent to Vanguard students. Ask your admissions counselor for more information.

Are there scholarships?

Vanguard University offers graduate academic scholarships for the clinical psychology, education, leadership studies, organizational psychology, and theological studies programs. These 10-15% tuition scholarships are based on cumulative undergraduate GPA calculations. You will automatically be awarded a scholarship if you qualify. Vanguard University also offers a colleague discount for the RN to BSN, MSN, and CNS programs. Please ask your admissions counselor for more information.

Is there a GPA requirement?

Vanguard University’s recommended GPA is a cumulative undergraduate 3.0 GPA, however we apply a holistic approach to the admissions decision and encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower.

Do I need official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions I attended?

Yes, please submit official transcripts from any undergraduate institutions attended, including any community colleges.

How do you accept supporting documents?

Our admissions office can accept supporting documents through mail, email, fax or drop-off. You are welcome to submit one document at a time, or collect all documents and submit together.

Mail: Graduate & Nursing Admissions, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

admissions@vanguard.edu | fax: 714-966-5471

Can I transfer credits or units into my program?

Vanguard does accept credits/units from other institutions. Please ask your admissions counselor for more information.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is offered through the FAFSA application. Please see the Financial Aid webpage for further information.

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