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Notification of Admission, What Happens?

Acceptance Notification

An acceptance decision is made upon completion of the application file (i.e. application, transcripts, recommendations, fee, etc.) and the applicant will be notified promptly, generally within two weeks. You will also receive various packets of information regarding student life, finances, health, housing, and orientation. If the application file needs to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee this may add up to two weeks to the decision process.

Financial Aid Awarded

The Office of Financial Aid is able to make awards to accepted applicants whose financial aid file is complete. To apply for financial aid, submit a FAFSA (Free Application for federal Student Aid) by mail or online at For California residents only, you will need to submit a GPA verification form before March 2. Forms may be obtained from high school counseling offices or from the SDCC Admissions Office. After acceptance for admission and completion of the FAFSA, consideration is given for financial assistance.  See details on obtaining Financial Aid. 

Housing & Tuition Deposit

Applicants confirm their intent to attend San Diego Christian College by submitting their $100 tuition deposit within 30 days of their acceptance notification. The tuition deposit is applied toward expenses of the first semester. The $250 housing deposit secures housing and services. Deposits may be transferred from fall to spring semester, but not from one academic year to another. If the student decides to delay attendance to the following academic year, the deposit may remain as a credit to his/her account for up to one year; however, a new deposit will be required to secure housing and services for the next academic year. Either transaction may be accomplished by providing a written request to the Office of Admissions on or before the final day of semester registration. Once the original refund deadline is past, the deposit becomes non-refundable regardless of when notification is received.

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Admissions Deposit Refund

The deposit is refundable when a written request to withdraw a student’s application for admission has been received by May 1st for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

Health History and Records

Accompanying the admission acceptance letter is a medical health history form to be completed by the applicant and returned to the Office of Admissions. This medical form is to be completed by all new students and by those who are returning to San Diego Christian College following an absence of more than two calendar years. Up-to-date immunizations and records are required by State Law and must be documented before a student may register for classes. A doctor’s physical examination within six months prior to enrollment/participation is required if the student participates in intercollegiate athletics, is seeking exemption from physical education courses, or has chronic or serious conditions that present any potential need for health care. See Online Forms 

New Student Registration Days (NSRD)

Several days during the summer are set aside for accepted students to visit campus in order to aid in the transition to College life. Opportunities are available to meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, establish an email account and take care of other details. Beginning in May, all accepted students will be sent a registration packet through which they may register by email if they are not able to attend a New Student Registration Day.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO, coordinated by the Office of Student Development, occurs at the beginning of each semester. Activities are designed to assist the entering student in preparing for academic, spiritual, and social life at San Diego Christian College. Activities include seminars, academic testing and advising, meetings with faculty members and student leaders, and recreation.


The average academic load per student is 15–18 semester credit hours. Students admitted on probation have a reduced credit load. Special care is taken in advising students throughout their college preparation at San Diego Christian College. Faculty members are assigned small groups of students with whom they seek to become especially acquainted. Although advisors are primarily instructors, they also offer information and encouragement relating to employment, occupational or career opportunities, and spiritual growth and development. Advisors take their responsibility and concern for students seriously, and students are urged to nurture the personal as well as professional acquaintances of their advisors.

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