Future Students

Admissions Future Students

This checklist has been designed to assist throughout the admission process. Use this checklist as a guide to ensure that you have completed the necessary steps for admission.

Apply Online

After starting the application at MACU, you will be assigned an admissions counselor. You will have access to your own personal application site that will guide you through the application process and show you your application progress. Once you have started your application, you can log back into the application site where you can see your progress and complete necessary steps for admission. If you have any issues, contact your admissions counselor directly or email admissions@macuniversity.edu.

Your personal application page contains:

  • The online application (will ask for SAT/ACT scores**)
  • Reference forms
  • Official transcript request forms*
  • Required Essay
  • Application fee - $30.00

*Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, or currently attending; Official high school transcripts or GED test results; or, home school transcript.

**Request to have your SAT or ACT scores sent to MACU (SAT Code 5597/ACT Code 3153). Not required if you have attempted 12+ college credits. It is recommended that you have your test scores sent to MACU electronically. Please, check MACU's enrollment requirements for further details.

By submitting your application to Mid-Atlantic Christian University you are hereby authorizing Mid-Atlantic Christian University's enrollment personnel to communicate with all individuals listed on your enrollment application. This coincides with our university Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy.

Apply for scholarships and financial aid

Students wishing to apply for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available October 1st of each year. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Center at FinancialAid@macuniversity.edu or visit us on the web.

Are you ready to get started? Request Information or Apply Today!

This checklist has been designed to assist throughout the admission process. Use this checklist as a guide to ensure that you have completed the necessary steps for admission.

Apply Online

After starting the application at MACU, you will be assigned an admissions counselor. You will have access to your own personal application site that will guide you through the application process and show you your application progress. Once you have started your application, you can log back into the application site where you can see your progress and complete necessary steps for admission. If you have any issues, contact your admissions counselor directly or email admissions@macuniversity.edu.

Your personal application page contains:

  • The online application (will ask for SAT/ACT scores**)
  • Reference forms
  • Official transcript request forms*
  • Required Essay
  • Application fee - $30.00

*Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, or currently attending; Official high school transcripts or GED test results; or, home school transcript.

**Request to have your SAT or ACT scores sent to MACU (SAT Code 5597/ACT Code 3153). Not required if you have attempted 12+ college credits. It is recommended that you have your test scores sent to MACU electronically. Please, check MACU's enrollment requirements for further details.

By submitting your application to Mid-Atlantic Christian University you are hereby authorizing Mid-Atlantic Christian University's enrollment personnel to communicate with all individuals listed on your enrollment application. This coincides with our university Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy.

Apply for scholarships and financial aid

Students wishing to apply for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available October 1st of each year. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Center at FinancialAid@macuniversity.edu or visit us on the web.

Are you ready to get started? Request Information or Apply Today!

The degree completion program within MACU’s School of Professional Studies is focused on meeting the needs of adult students who have 60 transferable credit hours, but have not yet completed a Bachelor’s degree. MACU's School of Professional Studies degree programs use a combination of on-line and in-seat instruction providing a useful relevant learning process.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Must hold an Associates Degree or have 60 transferable credit hours from an accredited college / post secondary institution
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Application Process

Degrees Available

Associate of Arts: Biblical Studies (online or on-campus)

Associate of Arts: General Studies (on-campus)

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration with a minor in Biblical Studies (on-campus)

Bachelor of Science: Family Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies (on-campus)

Bachelor of Science: Christian Ministry and Biblical Studies (on-campus)

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International students seeking admission to Mid-Atlantic Christian University should submit the following:

Mid-Atlantic Christian University employs the services of Foreign Credentials Service of America to verify the parity of applicant’s high school education. The service requires applicants to establish an online account, upload a digital copy of the transcript that is in need of verification as well as an exact English language copy of that transcript.

The applicant must have the transcript translated into English. The contact details of the translator must be located in the translation document. The applicant is responsible for the fees associated with this verification. Please deliver the official report to the address below.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Attn: International Admissions

715 N Poindexter Street Elizabeth City NC 27909

University, college or trade school transcripts

Applicants who have attended post-secondary instruction of any type will need to submit transcripts as a part of the application process. Credit for all post-secondary education is a separate process handled through the academic department.

The applicant must have the transcript translated into English. The contact details of the translator must be located in the translation document. The applicant is responsible for the fees associated with this verification. Please deliver the official report to the address below.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Attn: International Admissions

715 N Poindexter Street Elizabeth City NC 27909

English Testing

The vast majority of international applicants to MACU will need to provide a TOEFL or IELTS score to demonstrate their ability and command of the English language. The minimum required test results are:

a) 500 on the paper-based test – OR

b) 222 on the computer–based test – OR

c) 80 on the internet test with section scores of at least:

1. 22 in Reading

2. 21 in Listening

3. 19 in Writing

4. 18 in Speaking

SAT or ACT results

If available, applicants are to submit scores for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Academic Competency Test (ACT). The minimum guidelines for acceptance are an SAT Composite score of 940; OR an ACT composite score of 18. MACU is a "test optional" university, however students who do not have a SAT or ACT score will receive less MACU funded scholarship options.

Scholarships

International students should communicate with an admissions counselor for scholarship options.

I-20 VISA

The University will work with each applicant to obtain the required I-20 VISA. This step of the application process will require copies of the applicant’s passport as well as a verification of available funds for use by the application to meet all of those items not covered by scholarships. This part of the process will begin ONLY after the applicant has been accepted for admission and all aspects of finance have been satisfied.

Dual Enrollment

Current international High school students may apply for admission as a dual-enrolled non-degree seeking student. Dual-enrolled students will not be permitted to enroll for more than six credits per semester. No more than 12 credit hours may be earned as a non-degree seeking student. Individuals who have earned 12 credit hours must meet application/admission requirements for degree seeking status to be eligible to enroll in additional hours.

Admission decisions will be based on the applicants' application, references and demonstrated ability to learn and work in English. Unlike other programs, dual enrolled high school students are not required to have a TOEFL score to enroll at MACU. This difference places a great amount of weight on the applicant's essay and other application process sections.

FAQs

How long does the application process generally take? Usually 4 months from application to the I-20 VISA

Are there extra fees for International applicants? No, the cost of a MACU education is the same for all applicants. However, there may be additional costs like TOEFL testing, the required Secondary or High School assessment, and college transfer assessments.

Can I remain in the dorms during school breaks and holidays? The dorms are closed during school breaks and holidays. The Student Life Office will work with international students to ensure they have safe and complete plans for breaks and holidays.

Is there an advantage to being an online student? Yes, online students receive the same quality education as on campus students. International online students are able to save on travel, room, board and holiday related expenses.