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Admitted Students

Welcome to Vanguard University!

We’re excited that you will be joining us. We've been leading and innovating Christian higher education since 1920, when we welcomed our first class. Today we continue to launch students into successful careers with a top-rated education, excellent practical skills and comprehensive training in the liberal arts and sciences. Let us show you why we are one of the leading Christian universities in the West and you'll understand why we say, "Your story matters."

Fall 2024

  • Secure your seat at Vanguard University. Submit your $300 Enrollment Deposit online or with a credit card over the phone at 714.966.5496. Deposits are being accepted on a rolling basis – submit yours as soon as you are ready to commit. The Enrollment Deposit is refundable in writing through May 1. 
  • File the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), online at fafsa.gov. Vanguard University’s FAFSA school code is 001293. You must file your FAFSA by the May 2 priority deadline to be considered for need-based aid with limited funding sources.
  • Schedule a Financial Aid Appointment. Schedule a 30-minute in-person, phone or virtual appointment here. Review your financial aid and offer letter in your Self-Service portal.
  • Mark your calendar for your preferred on-campus Academic Registration date: Monday, July 22.
  • Submit your On-Campus Housing Application or Off-Campus Petition.
    • Living on campus? After submitting your $300 enrollment deposit, submit your $200 housing deposit then submit your On-Campus Housing Application. Housing is not guaranteed so promptly complete after deciding to become a Vanguard Lion. Students will be placed in housing on a first come first served basis. Students must submit their $200 housing deposit and online housing application to be assigned.
    • Living off campus? After submitting your $300 enrollment deposit, submit your Off-Campus Petition and supporting documentation.
  • Request your official final transcript(s) to be sent to Vanguard University no later than August 1. Failure to do so may impact financial aid eligibility.
  • Complete the Student Account Clearance process with the Office of Accounting Operations by August 1. Information will be provided at Academic Registration.
  • Become an official Lion at mandatory Welcome Week, August 22-25.
  • Classes begin Monday, August 26.
Your admissions counselor will help guide you through the enrollment process, so please do not hesitate to call or email if you have any questions.
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