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How To Apply

Ready to start your next chapter at a premier Christian university in California?

Applications are being accepted for fall 2024. Start your application now!

High school seniors: Did you receive your Aspire application invitation for fall 2024? Submit your application now!


THE following items are required for all applicants
  • Official high school or GED transcript (all freshmen and transfers).
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission consideration. 
  • Official college transcript(s) (applicants who have completed college coursework).
  • Christian Experience Statement: prompt listed below.
    • Limit your typed response to 500 words. Statement will be evaluated on content, grammar and spelling. Include your full name.
    • Email to admissions@vanguard.edu.

Describe how you came to know Christ, and your growing relationship and walk with Him. Describe how your church and ministry activities shape your daily life and will strengthen the Vanguard community.

Applications cannot be reviewed without all supporting documentation. If possible, please submit transcripts electronically (e.g. Parchment). Unofficial transcripts, including student name and institution, may be scanned and emailed to admissions@vanguard.edu


Fall Application:
  • Early action (non-binding) deadline: December 1
  • Priority deadline: January 15
  • Regular decision deadline: March 2
    After March 2, applications will be considered on a rolling basis with decision upon receipt of supporting documentation.
Spring Application:
  • Regular decision deadline: December 1

We invite you to take the next step