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For over 40 years, San Diego Christian College (SDC) has equipped students academically with a biblical worldview to be culturally and globally involved. As an SDC student, it is important to have a Christian commitment and character matching that of the institution. The Admissions Department welcomes all applicants who are personally committed to faith in Christ.

Application Process

San Diego Christian College accepts students for both the Spring and Fall semesters each year. Some application requirements vary by student type (e.g. transfers and freshman have different application requirements). Please click on the link below that is specific to you in order to find more information on application materials and requirements.

For more information about the San Diego Christian College undergraduate admissions application deadlines, materials, and requirements, find the link below specific to you:

First-Time College Students
Transfer Students
Readmit Students
International Students
Homeschool Students
Veteran & Military Programs

2017 Applicants

SDC is now accepting applications for 2017 Spring and Fall. Start your application now. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at 1-800-676-2242 or

Application Deadlines

San Diego Christian College adheres to a rolling admission policy. Applicants may apply any time before the start of a term. However, the timing in which you receive your financial aid award and registration for classes is dependent on when you complete your application (including all application materials). See below for the SDC application deadlines.

Fall Semester

  • Early Action Deadline: November 15 – For top academic scholarship consideration and application decision by December 1  . Students who are accepted by this date and have submitted their FAFSA will start receiving their financial aid award letters on Dec. 1st. Financial aid awards will be emailed to students within one week of acceptance/FAFSA submission.
  • Priority Deadline: January 15 – For top academic scholarship consideration and application decision by February 2. *Apply by this date and receive a $1,000 scholarship!
  • Regular Decision Deadline: March 15 – For early scholarship consideration and application decision within three weeks.
  • Rolling Admission Deadline: August 1 –For regular scholarship consideration and application decision upon receipt of all application materials. Students who are accepted after July 1 will have limited payment plan options.

Spring Semester

  • Regular Decision Deadline: November 1 – For early scholarship consideration and application decision upon receipt of all application materials. Financial aid awards will be emailed to students within one week of acceptance/FAFSA submission.
  • Tuition Deposit Deadline: December 1
  • New Student Orientation: January 6-8
  • First day of classes: January 9

Admissions Forms

Click here to access required application and post-acceptance forms.

We are SDCAfter Acceptance

Upon acceptance into San Diego Christian, you will be asked to submit enrollment and housing deposits by May 1.

Prior to your arrival on campus, you will also be asked to complete a medical examination form and will be contacted regarding your class schedule, housing accommodations, and other details. Please visit the After Acceptance section to see the necessary steps you need to follow in order to enroll into San Diego Christian.

Financing Your Education

Over 95% of SDC students receive financial assistance through a variety of programs. Our goal is to make a quality Christian education a reality.

An education at San Diego Christian is worth the investment! The Student Financial Services Office at SDC strives to make multiple aid programs available to assist you in meeting your educational expenses, and to make a Christian education affordable through various grants and scholarships. Learn more by visiting tuition and financial aid.

Grants and Scholarships

SDC offers many grants and scholarships including Federal and California grants, institutional aid, academic and endowment scholarships, and affiliation awards.

Applications for Specific Scholarship Programs

The following programs require a separate application in addition to the SDC undergraduate application. Admission into SDC does not guarantee admission into these specialized programs:

Aletheia Honors Program
Dr. Henry Morris Leadership Program

High School Concurrent Enrollment Program

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San Diego Christian offers high school juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 the opportunity to enroll in a challenging college-level experience through its High School Concurrent Enrollment Program.

This program allows well-prepared, high-achieving students to earn credit at the high school and postsecondary levels simultaneously, and up to the completion of an Associate degree. Students should consult with their high school counselors or homeschool supervisors to insure transferability. Program representatives are available through the Admissions Office.

To participate in the High School Concurrent Enrollment Program, students will need to submit the following information:

  • Concurrent Enrollment Registration
  • Concurrent Enrollment Parent and Student Agreement

Additionally, applicants must submit an official high school transcript prior to the end of the course session. Course grades will not be released without this documentation. Public and private school students should contact their high school records officials for documentation. Homeschool students may provide a signed certificate or transcript of their coursework.

Click here to register for the Concurrent Enrollment Program

Upon graduating from high school, students desiring full-time student status at SDC must submit application materials and meet the necessary admissions requirements of the Institution.