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Vanguard University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Vanguard University’s acceptance rates for undergraduate and graduate candidates were 68% and 60% respectively for the previous academic session, indicating that the selection process is moderately selective. It is important to note that international students are not eligible for any financial aid.

  • The application fee for both undergraduate domestic as well as international candidate is $45.
  • The university invites applications for fall and spring semesters.
  • Submission of GRE scores is not required for the admission process.


Application PortalOnline
Application Fee$45
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Acceptance RateUG: 68%
PG: 60%
Academic CalendarSemester-based

Vanguard University Application Deadlines

Vanguard University does not invite international applications for the summer season. To checkout varying application deadlines, students are advised to refer to the tables given below:-

Undergraduate Students
Early action deadlineDecember 1-
Priority deadlineJanuary 15-
Regular decision deadlineMarch 2December 1
International ApplicantsJune 01October 01
Graduate Students
Early Action DeadlineJanuary 15--
Priority Deadline (all programs except Clinical Psychology)March 1October 1February 1
Standard Deadline (all programs except Clinical Psychology)July 1December 1April 1

*RN to BSN, Leadership Studies and Theological Studies only

Vanguard University International Admissions

International students are needed to fulfill some additional requirements as part of the admission process. No financial aid, with the exception of institutional talent scholarships, are available for international applicants.

Application Fee: $45

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of all official transcripts reflecting prior coursework.
  • Submit the scoresheet of the TOEFL test as proof of English Proficiency.
  • Submit the Affidavit of Financial Support.
  • Submit a copy of a Valid Passport.

English Proficiency Score

It is mandatory for non-native English Speakers students to fulfill the minimum required score of TOEFL, i.e, 80 on the web version as proof of their English Proficiency.

Visa Process

Students applying for US universities must submit copies of their visa, I-94, and if on a student visa, copies of their I-20 A-B Form.

  • International students must submit the Affidavit of Financial Supportfor undergraduate admissions in order to provide evidence of adequate financial support to cover costs of attendance for one full year of studies before Vanguard University can issue a formal offer of admission and the forms necessary to obtain a visa.
  • Students are required to submit this form with an original bank statement in U.S. currency reflecting bank balance availability of the total estimated amount of $49,900.

Vanguard University Undergraduate Admissions

Vanguard University offers some popular graduate courses such as Business, Psychology, Kinesiology, Communication and Religion. Given below are the basic admission requirements for undergraduate programs.

Online Application: Click Here to Apply

Application Fee:- $45

Admission Requirements

  • Submit official high school or GED transcripts
  • Submit official SAT or ACT test scores (test scores must be sent to the institution directly by the testing agency)
    • SAT School Code: 4701
    • ACT School Code: 0432
  • Submit the required Christian Experience Statement to the email id
  • International applicants require a score of 80 in TOEFL -iBT to demonstrate english language proficiency.

Vanguard University Graduate Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 60%, the graduate admission process in Vanguard University is considered moderately competitive. The course-wise admission requirements for graduate programs are given below:-

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CoursesAdmission DeadlinesAcademic Requirements
Clinical PsychologyFall: March 1 (Standard Deadline)
Spring: November 1 (Standard Deadline)
Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a grade of B- or better Three References Statement of Purpose (250 words) Autobiographical Statement (500 words) Statement of Faith (250 words) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
EducationRefer to Admission Deadlines TableThree References Personal Statement (250 words) CBEST Verification
Leadership StudiesRefer to Admission Deadlines TableSubmission of Reference Form Personal Statement (250 words) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Submission of official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.
  • For English Language Proficiency, refer to the section on international admissions.
  • Submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scoresheet is not required for admission into any programs and is not considered in evaluating applications.
  • All supporting documents should be submitted to the Graduate & Nursing Admissions Office:

Vanguard University Graduate & Nursing Admissions

55 Fair Drive Costa Mesa,

CA 92626

Email Address:-

Fax: 714-966-5471

With the main focus on Christian higher education, Vanguard University attempts at cultivating academic excellence, character development, and global perspective as the reflection of greatness in every student’s life.

Vanguard University’s recommended GPA is a cumulative undergraduate 3.0 GPA, however, because of the holistic approach to the admissions decision we encourage you to apply even if your GPA is lower.

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