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How To Apply

Are you ready to begin your next chapter at Orange County's first four-year college? Apply online and submit the non-refundable $45 application fee today (RN to BSN applicants do not need to submit an application fee).

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Program specific admissions requirements listed below.

Application Deadlines:


January 15:
Early Action Deadline

March 1:
Priority Deadline

July 1:
Standard Deadline
(Applications submitted after July 1 are considered on a space available basis)


October 1:
Priority Deadline

November 1:
Standard Deadline
(Clinical Psychology)

December 1:
Standard Deadline (all programs except Clinical Psychology)
(Applications submitted after the Standard Deadline are considered on a space available basis)


February 1:
Priority Deadline


April 1:
Standard Deadline

*RN to BSN, Leadership Studies and Theology only

Request Official Transcripts from any colleges or universities attended. Vanguard graduates need only request transcripts from institutions attended after Vanguard.*

All supporting documents should be submitted to the Graduate & Nursing Admissions Office:

If possible, please submit transcripts electronically (e.g. Parchment). Unofficial transcripts and test scores (with student name, test date and subscores), may be scanned and emailed to gradadmissions@vanguard.edu

  • Email: gradadmissions@vanguard.edu
  • Fax: 714-966-5471
  • Mail/Drop-Off: Vanguard University Graduate & Nursing Admissions 55 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission into any programs and is not considered in evaluating applications.

Required Supporting Documents and Prerequisites

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