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Admissions Requirements

King University welcomes students who desire:

  • An excellent education
  • A setting where Christian values are foundational

Admission to the University is competitive and based on an overall evaluation including:

  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Personal motivation
  • Qualities of character
  • Leadership ability

Admission decisions reflect genuine concern for the applicants as well as for the integrity of King University.

Transfer candidates for admission to undergraduate degree programs must submit these documents:

  1. A completed application
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended
  3. An official high school transcript (only for any student who has not completed an associate or
    bachelor degree)

Admission to King University does not guarantee admission to all academic programs. For further information, please see program admission requirements.

Previously Earned Degree from Another Institution

King University will recognize transfer candidates who have earned a degree prior to matriculation at a regionally accredited college or university. The following degrees are accepted as meeting the general education requirements of King University:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts and Science
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Generally, Associate of Applied Science degrees are not accepted for meeting general education requirements at King University. Credit is not given for coursework unrelated to the university’s offerings (e.g. auto mechanics and other terminal vocational, technical and occupational courses).

Associate in Science degrees will be accepted after verification that 30 semester hours of general education at a regionally accredited institution were completed prior to matriculation. Students must have at least one course that meets the General Education Requirements below.

General Education Requirements

To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned a total of 30 semester hours of general education at a regionally accredited institution. By graduation, students must have at least one course in each of the following categories:

  1. English Composition I
  2. English Composition II
  3. Mathematics (Introduction to Statistics or higher)
  4. Science with Laboratory
  5. Human Creative Products
  6. Citizenship
  7. Humanities: History
  8. Humanities: Literature
  9. Human Culture

Common Experience: RELG 1001**

All King University students must complete RELG 1001 Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice (4 s.h.).

Specific Majors/Minors Requirements

Some academic programs, both majors and minors, require specific general education courses as prerequisites. If transfer students bring in other general education courses and thereby satisfy general education requirements, they still must take the required prerequisite courses.

In addition, some programs have GPA requirements for all prior coursework, whether completed at King University or at another regionally accredited college or university.

Evaluation of Prior Coursework

All transfer coursework is evaluated using the following criteria:

  • The educational quality of the coursework
  • The age of the coursework
  • The comparability of the nature, content, and level of the courses presented to King
    University courses
  • The appropriateness and applicability of the coursework to the programs at King University
  • The intent of the coursework, i.e. whether it is designed for transfer

Only grades of C– or higher will qualify a course as transfer credit. A maximum of 76 semester hours of accepted credit may be applied to a student’s King University academic program. Students do not need to petition for general education credits: the process is based on the submitted transcript.

The Transfer Credit Acceptance policy, found in the academic catalog, explains how previous courses above the level of general education courses may be submitted for review.

Graduation Requirements

All transfer students must complete a minimum of 48 semester hours at King University. All King University students must complete 124 semester hours to graduate. At least one-third of the coursework in a student’s major discipline must be completed at King University.

Hours transferred that are neither general education credits nor courses applied to the student’s major will be classified as general electives.

Due to the fact that AGS programs are in accelerated format, candidates for admission to the programs must have a cumulative GPA at other regionally accredited institutions attended of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale. Students with a GPA that is lower than 2.2 may be considered for acceptance on a conditional basis if they are able to supply a rationale for the possibility of success in a King University AGS program.

Conditional acceptance means that the student will be limited to a 14-semester-hour course load in the first semester, as well as other requirements determined by the Admissions Committee. Conditional acceptance does not impose any academic sanction.

A plan of study for graduation with the student’s desired degree program must be created at matriculation.


If you have specific questions about the admissions requirements, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call toll free at 800.362.0014 to speak with an Enrollment Counselor