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Members of our campus community pursue degrees in one of more than 60 fields, polish off 1,800 warm chocolate chip cookies every Friday and support global efforts to end malaria.

And we are confident you'd thrive in your college years here. Apply now and introduce yourself to us.

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Admission Requirements

Cornerstone University is committed to bringing in academically gifted students who love Jesus. Listed below are the minimum admission requirements for acceptance into Cornerstone:

  • Essay stating your faith commitment.
  • 2.5 High School G.P.A. Official high school transcripts may be submitted directly from your high school guidance counselor, Parchment, SENDedu or Naviance. Or, if you are a homeschool student, download our transcript guide and instructions on how to calculate your grade-point average.
  • One of the following test scores:
    • 19 ACT Composite Score
    • 1000 New/1350 Old SAT Score
    • 64 CLT Score

We recommend following the suggested college preparatory program: eight semesters of English, six semesters of mathematics, four semester of science, six semesters of social science/history and eight semesters of academic electives (e.g., government, psychology, speech).

To verify how your AP scores and IB exam scores may transfer, check out our equivalency guides.

Schedule a Visit

Engage with our campus community by spending the day with us. During a visit to Cornerstone, you can worship in Christ Chapel, eat with current students in our dining commons and interact with faculty from your anticipated major.

You can choose to join us on a personalized individual visit or large visit day where you'll get to spend time with other high school students considering Cornerstone.

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Enter the Campus Conversation

And know that you do not have to wait until you have an acceptance letter in hand to contribute to our campus conversation. Download chapel messages. "Follow" and "Like" us below @CornerstoneU—you're aware of the drill.



We want to learn about "What Matters" to you about faith, school, life, family, fun, etc. Make sure you tag your posts with #WhatMattersCU when you join in the conversation online with @CornerstoneU!