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Admitted Students

Welcome to the Vanguard University community!We’re excited that you will be joining the next entering class. 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."

  • Secure your seat at Vanguard University. Submit your $300 Enrollment Deposit online or with a credit card over the phone at 714.966.5496. The Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable. You may submit your deposit after the May 1 deadline (except for Pre-Nursing). 
  • File the 2021-2022 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 March 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 myVU portal Financial Aid Self-Service. 
  • Mark your calendar for your preferred on-campus Academic Registration date: Friday, May 28; Monday, June 14; Friday, June 18; Monday, June 28; Monday, July 12.
  • 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.
  • Financial Registration with the Office of Accounting Operations must be completed by August 1. Information will be provided at Academic Registration.
  • Become an official Lion at mandatory Welcome Weekend on Friday, August 27.
  • Classes begin Monday, August 30.

We invite you to take the next step