All applicants are required to apply for admission to the two-year curriculum. This course of study is mandatory even if applicants possess degrees from other post-secondary educational institutions.

Applicants must submit the following:
  • Official high school transcript (see Academic Requirements)
  • Official college transcripts (for applicants who have attended college)
  • CLT, ACT, or SAT scores (see Academic Requirements)
  • TOEFL scores (if English is not your primary language)
  • Completed Application for Undergraduate Admission with $15 application fee.
  • Typed autobiography (see Autobiography)

Accepted students must be prepared to submit the following:
  • $4,000 entrance fee, to be paid prior to the start of classes (If unable to pay this fee in full, please attach an explanation of your financial position.)
  • Results of physical examination (form will be provided)

*Applicants who have previously applied do not need to resubmit transcripts and test scores, if results are unchanged.

Those applying for regular admission to AC should submit the required documents between October 1 and December 31 to be considered for fall admission. Applications for regular student admission are reviewed for fall semester admission only.

Former full- and part-time students applying for re-admission will be considered for entrance in the fall or spring semesters. The filing deadlines are June 1 for fall re-admission and November 1 for spring re-admission (see re-admission information under the Additional Admissions Information page). Special students should meet published registration deadlines.

Admission or re-admission forms may be obtained from:

Herbert W. Armstrong College
Attn: Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1099, Edmond, OK 73083
United States of America

You also may contact the Office of Admissions via telephone; (405) 285-6000, facsimile (866) 775-6798 (U.S. and Canada only) or (214) 545-5096, or e-mail:

An application, instructions and all necessary forms will be sent upon request.

Applications for admission along with the application fee and autobiography should be returned to the Office of Admissions at the address listed above. Review of the application typically begins when the office has received all necessary forms, official transcripts and required test scores along with the application fee.

Applicants should not delay in submitting their application. Test scores and transcripts should be mailed directly from the institution providing the information (unless otherwise approved). Please request that official test scores and transcripts be sent directly to the admissions office as soon as feasible. If you are still in school, please request your current transcript. The Office of Admissions begins processing applications immediately upon receipt.

All applicants must include an autobiographical essay along with their application. The essay should be typed, double-spaced, checked thoroughly for errors, and composed of no less than 1,800 words and no more than 2,500 words. If you are applying for re-admission, you will only need to provide an amendment to your autobiography that covers what has happened since the last time you applied. This should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words.

Your autobiography should provide the admissions office with a general idea of your personality and character, as well as a fair sample of your writing ability. It requires no other specific guidelines. Here are suggestions for questions you may want to answer in your autobiography. Which people have had the most influence in shaping your life, and why? What have been your most significant turning points or important lessons you have experienced? What is your history with the Church of God? Why do you want to attend AC?

Be sure to check the following:

1. Have all official transcripts and test scores sent to:

Herbert W. Armstrong College
Attn: Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1099, Edmond, OK 73083
United States of America

2. Send your completed application, including your autobiography and a check for $15 (made out to Herbert W. Armstrong College), to the same address by December 31.

Once the Office of Admissions receives your application, test scores and autobiography, the admissions office will submit a request to your regional director for a ministerial recommendation.

Each completed admissions packet will be reviewed quickly. Applicants will be notified of the status of their admission via mail as soon as possible. Application forms, transcripts, autobiographies and application fees are not returnable.

Individuals qualify for regular admission status by receiving acceptable recommendations and meeting one of the following categories:

1. Applicant has or will graduate from a secondary school, or its equivalent, with a class or CLT/ACT/SAT* rank in the top 50 percent (home-schooled students must take the CLT/ACT/SAT—class rank does not apply to home-schooled students) and has taken four years of English; three years of lab sciences; three years of mathematics, including Algebra II and geometry; one year of American history, one half year of U.S. Government and one half year of State History, and one year of other History, Government, Geography, Economics, Civics or non-Western culture; two years of foreign Language or two years of Computer Technology; one year of an additional from the previously listed subjects; and one year of Fine Art or Speech from Music, Art, Drama or Speech.
See the table below for additional clarification.
A high school transcript is required.

*On the CLT, the minimum score for both Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/Writing is 20, and for Quantitative Reasoning it is 17. The minimum ACT section and composite score is 19. The SAT composite equivalent is 900 (Verbal and Math combined score or Critical Reading and Math combined score). Taking the CLT is highly recommended over the ACT and SAT. Superscores for all three tests are accepted. Scores can be sent directly to the College by using our school I.D. codes. ACT#: 4870; SAT#: 4648.

English (Grammar, Composition, Literature) 4
Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district; General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.) 3
Mathematics (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus) 3
History Citizenship Skills (including 1 unit of American History, 1⁄2 U.S. Government, 1⁄2 State History and 1 unit from the subjects of History, Government, Geography, Economics, Civics or non-Western culture) 3
Foreign Language or Computer Technology (2 units of Foreign Language or 2 units of computer technology courses) 2
Additional (from previously listed subjects or career courses) 1
Fine Art or Speech (Music, Art, Drama or 1 Speech) 1

2. Applicant has not graduated from a secondary school but has passed the General Educational Development (GED) test with a standard score of 410 or above on each of the five tests and received an average standard score of 450 for all five tests. (GED testing is available for individuals 18 years old and older, or 17-year-olds who will be 18 before enrollment in college, or whose class will have graduated by that time.) In addition, the applicant has achieved a minimum score of 19 on all sections of the ACT test. A high school transcript is required if available.

3. Applicant has graduated from secondary school, will be at least 21 years old at the time of enrollment and has achieved a minimum score of 19 on all sections of the ACT test. A high school transcript is required.

4. Transfer student has attended a degree-granting, post-secondary educational institution and achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for at least one semester while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work. A high school transcript is not required.

5. Applicant has a degree from a post-secondary educational institution. A high school transcript is not required.

6. International applicants will be evaluated by the admissions committee to determine academic competency based on the ACT and other standardized test scores, transcripts, relevant job history and extracurricular experience. The admissions office reserves the right to use a credential evaluation service or other third-party resource to assist in the review of academic records.