Apply to Cairn’s Degree Completion Program

Admissions Requirements

  • Students must have completed undergraduate-level courses from an accredited college or university. Each transfer credit must have a minimum 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). In certain cases, students may be admitted with fewer than the required credits at the discretion of the Program Director.
  • All Cairn University students must have professed a faith in Jesus Christ as Savior as evidenced by providing a personal testimony that details this faith. By submitting an application, students acknowledge the University’s doctrinal position and standards of conduct as outlined in the Statement of Faith and Community Life Covenant.


Submit the Degree Completion Program Application for Admission (either online or print), along with a $25 non-refundable application fee.
Essay Requirement: Prepare a  500 to 750-word essay that addresses the following:

  1. Give a brief description of your family background.
  2. Share when and how you came to know Christ as your personal Savior.
  3. Tell us why you are interested in attending Cairn. Please include your goals.


Arrange for any colleges you previously attended to send us your official academic transcript(s).
Download the Transcript Request Form


Submit one Personal Reference and one Pastoral Reference.
Complete the online reference form

Admissions Deadlines
Cairn University operates on a rolling admissions basis for applicants who are U.S. citizens. Students can start courses in the Degree Completion program beginning every August and February. Please contact your admissions representative to determine the next possible start date.

International Students
In addition to the standard admissions process, international students must be familiar with and fulfill requirements for International Degree Completion Students

As a prospective student, Cairn University’s annual security report is available to you upon request. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at You may also request a paper copy from the Office of Safety & Security or Student Life.

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