Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you offer online courses?
Currently, all courses at CCU are offered online in 8-week, interactive modules. CCU uses Populi as its Learning Management System. Students can view and access their syllabus, assignments, course materials, grades, tests, and more through the Internet. Students are provided with access to the Populi system as part of the application process.  All CCU courses are taken online from anywhere in the world that allows access to Populi via the internet.  CCU has students and alumni on 6 continents worldwide.
Do you accept transfer units?

CCU may accept up to 90 units from another college or university providing the course descriptions and grades are comparable to CCU standards. At least the last 30 units must be completed at CCU to receive the Bachelor’s Degree. The maximum allowable transfer units for each program are as follows: 90 units for the Bachelors and 12 for the Masters.  To have your transcripts evaluated by the CCU academic team, have official transcripts sent from your school to our registrar Donna Lein at,  or mail them to:

Calvary Chapel University

13848 N Bolivar Dr
Sun City, AZ 85351

Is CCU accredited?

For real-time updated info click accreditation and affiliations

How much does it cost?
Tuition – Undergraduate and Certificate Program:  
  • $385 per credit ($1155 per course)
Tuition – Graduate program
  • $449 per credit ($1347 per course)

Special Fees

Undergrad Application Fee (one time)  – $50

Graduate Application Fee (one time) – $100

*Books and course material costs are not included in tuition

For more info click Tuition & Costs

Do you offer Scholarships?
Once you have been accepted as a CCU student, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Calvary Chapel University holds to the following scholarship philosophy: We will partner with the student and his or her family to arrange scholarship for the student’s education, using the individual’s resources, the family’s resources, and CCU’s resources. Demonstrated need will be measured by a consistent and equitable need-analysis system. To be fair to all students seeking a scholarship, need must be based objectively on a family’s resources — that is, on their ability to pay, not their willingness to pay. Special circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and we use our professional judgment to determine when adjustments can be made. Scholarship Application

Students must complete the Scholarship Application, maintain a minimum of a 2.0 or higher GPA and successfully complete at least one course in 4 of 9 modules a year.

Is there a scholarship for Pastors?
CCU offers Senior Pastors and their immediate families (wife, son, and daughter) a special 50% scholarship, provided they complete the Scholarship Application. Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 or higher GPA and stay continuously enrolled in at least one course in 4 of 9 modules a year.
How often do courses start up?

There are new courses starting up every month. Each course lasts 8 weeks long, so modules of courses overlap and are designed to fit into your schedule. Here is that link to access our Academic Calendar:

How can I find if courses I’ve already taken can transfer into CCU?
You contact your previous college/university institution and have them mail an official transcript to:

Calvary Chapel University

Attn: Registrar

13848 N Bolivar Dr
Sun City, AZ 85351


It should take 1-2 weeks to review and get a response as to how many and what units transfer to CCU.

What should I expect in regards to the time commitment and my level of interaction in each course?

Each course is 8 weeks long. In that 8 week period, most courses are broken up into 8, one week units.  We designed the rigor for each course to be approximately 7-10 hours a week(for estimation purposes), per course.  The expectation is that students are logging into each course throughout each week interacting with the instructor and other students via the discussion board, tests, quizzes, projects, etc.. All courses are asynchronous.  Students are not required to log in, take a test or watch a video conference on a particular day and time. Most weekly assignments are due by Sunday night 11:59 pm.

What kind of assignments and activities will I be doing in a CCU online course?

CCU is a university of higher learning! Depending on your program level, students may be required to read various texts, take tests, write research papers, complete projects, watch videos, listen to audio files, create multimedia presentations, participate in online forums/chats, serve in your church or community, make oral presentations, etc.

Can I “audit” a CCU academic course?

Yes, once you have been accepted as a CCU student, you may audit any CCU course offered at a cost of $175 per course (maximum of 3). As an audit student, you will not be issued any college credit for auditing a course. Auditors are not required to turn in any assignments or take tests. Audit students are welcome to participate in the course’s online discussion forums.

Does CCU offer credit for life experience?

Yes! We recognize that many adults have already learned many life skills that would be redundant in taking a particular course. To see if you qualify, fill out the online Prior Experiential Credit Application

Can I just call or email someone about CCU?

Yes! We’d love to talk with you about CCU.

13848 N Bolivar Dr
Sun City, AZ 85351