Although the majority of the students attending Campbell are from the Southeastern United States, approximately all fifty states and forty foreign countries are represented on campus at any given time.
Selection for admission involves several considerations including grade point average (GPA), course selection, class rank, test scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendations. Academic record or ability alone is not sufficient qualification for the admission of any applicant.
A student may obtain an application to Campbell University from many different sources:
Admission to freshman-level study requires the following:
- A high school record showing graduation from an accredited secondary school with thirteen credits as follows:
|College Preparatory Mathematics (Must have Algebra II and Geometry)
||3 credits (4 recommended)
|Foreign Language (Recommended)
|Social Sciences (One must be in United States history)
|Natural Sciences (One must be a laboratory science)
Under special circumstances, the successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) Program will be accepted. Circumstances with respect to ability, maturity and motivation will be considered. Documentation will be required to confirm successful completion of the GED Program.
- SAT/ACT Scores
Note: The Admissions Committee considers students holistically, the entire academic record is reviewed and evaluated for placement. Grade Point Average (GPA), course selection, class rank and standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) are all considered.
Procedures for Freshman Admission:
- Study the catalog by viewing our website www.campbell.edu.
- Ask the Undergraduate Admissions Office to answer any questions concerning Campbell University or its programs.
- Visit us to tour the campus and discuss your intended major.
- Complete the application carefully. Applications can be accessed and submitted on our website, www.campbell.edu, free of charge.
- Request SAT and/or ACT scores be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. (Campbell’s code for the SAT is 5100 and 3076 for the ACT).
- Submit the most up-to-date high school transcript (showing at minimum the completion of 11th grade) to the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Campbell University, Post Office Box 546, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506. A final high school transcript displaying graduation date will be required prior to matriculation.
- Campbell notifies students of an acceptance decision after receiving all required documents completing an admissions file.
Procedures for Transfers and Non-Traditional Admission:
Transfer/ Non-Traditional Admissions will include campus transfers, returning students, second bachelor (degree seeking), special students (visiting/non-degree seeking) and traditional transfer students.
An applicant is considered to be a transfer student if he/she has completed any number of college credit hours after their official high school graduation date. This would, however, exclude any courses that are considered foundational or developmental. Campbell University does not require a minimum number of hours in order to apply for transfer admission. Transfer students must be in good academic and social standing at the school from which they are transferring.
The Application Process
- Complete and submit an application for admission.
- Request an official college transcript from each of your post-secondary institutions(s)
- Request an official (final) high school transcript or GED results be sent.*
- Submit SAT/ACT sores**
- If applicable, submit your military transcripts. You will also need to send Copy 4 of your DD Form 214.
Request all documents be sent to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 546
Buies Creek, NC 27506
Once we receive all documents required to complete your admissions file, you should hear of a decision within two weeks. We are on a rolling admissions cycle, so there are no application deadlines. The sooner you apply, the better, to ensure timely completion of your financial aid award package.
*Transfer Students and Second Bachelor Degree seeking students, who have completed 24+ credit hours from an accredited college, are not required to provide a high school transcript or general educational development tests (GED) certificate. Dual Enrolled/Early College Students will be required to submit final high school transcript and official test scores.
**The SAT/ACT requirement can be waived for all students who are at least one year removed from his/her high school graduation date.
Note: Waiving the SAT/ACT requirement may cause students to be placed in developmental Chemistry, English and Math courses. These developmental courses can only be bypassed if required SAT/ACT scores are submitted, or a student transfers in college credit that is equal to or greater than the course requirements.
A transfer student will be considered on the basis of their overall college record. Work attempted and/or completed at the two-year institutions may receive up to 64 hours of credit. Transfer students from four-year institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for credit. The final 32 hours of a degree must be taken at Campbell University.
Students who previously attended Campbell and either withdrew from the University after the start of the semester or were not enrolled at Campbell during the most recent semester will be required to apply for re-admission to return to Campbell University. All previously submitted supplemental items will be on file and there will be no need to submit these items again. If a student has attended any other college or university during their absence, the official transcript must be sent to the Admissions Office prior to being reviewed for re-admission.
Campus Transfer Students:
If you have attended one of Campbell University’s satellite campuses, you will need to complete an application to be considered for admission to Campbell’s main campus. All supplemental items should already be on file with our Registrar’s Office. You will not need to request these items to be sent again. If the supplemental items are not on file, you will need to submit the required information.
Attending an extended campus does not guarantee admission to main campus.
Special Students (Visiting/Non-degree seeking)
You are considered a Special Student if you are applying with the intention of taking a few classes for reasons other than completing a Bachelor’s Degree from Campbell University’s Main Campus. Special Students are not required to submit any supplemental items upon initial decision. However, depending on the course, some departments will require an official transcript, to make sure a student has completed the necessary prerequisites, in order to enroll in a particular course.
Campbell University reserves the right to deny an applicant at any time for any reason, to include after acceptance for providing false information on his/her application, or events subsequent to admission that would have been a basis of denial prior to acceptance. Students who have been denied may appeal the decision to Post Office Box 546, Buies Creek, NC 27506. The Admissions Committee will be the final authority.
Procedures for Accepted Students
Submit the $250.00 enrollment deposit and enrollment card online at www.campbell.edu/accepted or return the enrollment deposit and the enrollment card to the Admissions Office, Campbell University, Post Office Box 546, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506. Upon receipt of enrollment deposit, the Residence Life office will be notified. You will be sent emails regarding your housing process. This deposit a) secures a space in the classroom and b) reserves a room in a residence hall. This deposit is refundable with a written request made prior to May 1, for students enrolling in the fall and by December 1, for students enrolling in the spring. The deposit is not a fee; it will be credited toward the student’s tuition charges on their business office account.
Following the payment of your enrollment deposit, you will be contacted by Magnus Health via email. You will receive a notification through your preferred email account with instructions on how to complete and submit your information to them. If you have any questions about your health records, you may contact Student Health Services at 910-893-1561. You will find more information under “Medical Forms” at www.campbell.edu/accepted.
- Upon graduation from high school, have your school send a final transcript confirming completion of all the required courses and that a diploma was earned.
Admissions Requirements/Procedures for International Students:
- Complete electronic application located at www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/international
- Submit a complete set of original or certified academic records (preferably translated, if not originally in English).
- Submit required test scores(s) to demonstrate English proficiency. TOEFL score of 61 (CBT), IELTS score of 5-5, Duolingo English Test score of 90, RSAT score of 860, or an ACT score of 18.
- Submit a passport copy.
- Submit a bank statement showing sufficient liquid funding for one academic year.
- Submit a completed Visa Clearance form (for U.S. transfer students only).
- Submit copies of Visa, I-94, and I-20 (for U.S. transfer students only).
Procedures for Accepted International Students
- Submit the $1000.00 enrollment deposit and enrollment card online at www.campbell.edu/accepted or return the enrollment deposit and the enrollment card to the International Admissions Office, Campbell University, Post Office Box 249, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506. Upon receipt of the enrollment deposit, the Residence Life office will be notified and when housing information is distributed, an email will be sent regarding the housing process. This deposit a) secures a spot in the enrolling class, b) reserves a room in a residence hall, and c) secures a form I-20.
This deposit is refundable up to one year with a written request. The deposit is not a fee; it will be credited toward the student’s tuition charges on their student account.
- Following the payment of your enrollment deposit, you will be contacted by Magnus Health via email. You will receive a notification through your preferred email account with instructions on how to complete and submit your information. If you have any questions about your health records, you may contact Student Health Services at 01-910-893-1561. You will find more information at www.campbell.edu/accepted and on the Health Center’s Website
- Pay the I-901 fee (USCIS), at http://www.fmjfee.com (Must have I-20 first).
- Schedul a meeting with a Consular at the American Consulate/Embassy to secure a Visa.
- Once secured, notify the International Admissions Office of the anticipated arrival date.
- Once in the country and at Campbell University, students must report to the International Admissions Office within 48 hours of arrival on campus.
Procedures for Enrolled International Students:
- Carry a full-time course-load as defined by his/her specific program.
- Obtain approval from the International Admissions Office before withdrawing from a class.
- Obtain approval for all off-campus employment at least 3 weeks prior to employment.
- Report to the International Admissions Office at the beginning of each semester within 48 hours of arrival to verify personal contact information and USCIS documents.
- File state and federal taxes annually.
- Purchase health insurance through the University.
- Pay University bill by established deadlines.
Official Enrollment: A student is officially enrolled by a) acceptance and notification from the Office of Admissions, b) making satisfactory financial arrangements with the Business Office, and c) registration at the appropriate time. The University reserves the right to reject or rescind any application without explanation.
The University reserves the right to rescind the admission of anyone if between the times of their letter of acceptance and the start of classes, IF:
- There is a change in the condition or status of any information provided by the applicant and would have been basis for denial of admission if known at the time of application;
- Any information provided by an applicant proves to be untrue at the time of its submission on the application.
Accepted: Admitted as a freshman, transfer or special student.
Deferred: Campbell University required additional documents in order to review your file for a final admissions decision. The required documents will be listed in your deferral letter.
Denial: Campbell University reserves the right to deny an applicant at any time for any reason. Students who are denied may appeal the decision to the Admissions Committee, Post Office Box 546, Buies Creek, NC 27506. The Committee will be the final authority.
Advanced and College Credit Earned by High School Students
Campbell University will accept credits on a course-by-course basis from all regionally accredited two or four-year colleges. Dual Enrolled, Early College, or Middle College students must submit an official college transcript from the credit-granting institution. The Registrar’s Office will not evaluate college transfer credits if they appear on a high school transcript.
High school students, age 16+, may take courses for credit at Campbell University with approval of the Admissions Committee.
For specific information on International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), DANTES/CLEP and Excelsior College Examinations, please see the Registrar’s section of our catalog or website at https://www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/transfer-student/transfer-creditcourse-descriptions/ for details.
Mid-Year Enrollments for High School Students
Seniors in high school completing their diploma requirements mid-year may enroll at Campbell University for the spring semester provided the student presents the appropriate documentation and completes an interview with the Admissions Office. An example of appropriate documentation includes, but is not limited to, a statement from the student’s high school counselor indicating the student has met all the requirements for graduation, however, the diploma will be presented during the graduation exercises at a future date.
Break in Enrollment
Students who find themselves in a position to withdraw from the university after the start of the semester will be required to apply for re-admission to return to Campbell University. If a student has attended any other college or university during their absence, the official transcript must be submitted prior to an acceptance decision being made. Students leaving Campbell University with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA will have these courses held in escrow until the time their GPA reaches the required 2.0 minimum.
Admission of Veterans, Military, and Other Eligible Persons
This institution is approved under the provisions of Title 38 and Title 10, United States Code for enrollment of veterans, military, and other eligible persons for programs approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency. All interested personnel should consult with the certifying official at 1-800-334-4111, extension 1311, or look at the VA page on the website at www.campbell.edu. If interested in an extended program site (AOE: Raleigh, Fort Bragg & Pope, Camp Lejeune, CU Online), call the VA certifying official at that campus.
The University will evaluate military records for college credit, without charge, to determine the amount of credit earned for nontraditional schooling, and military experience and training, if the student applies for admission and is accepted as a degree-seeking student at the University.
For additional information, contact the Veterans Affairs Office, Campbell University, Post Office Box 36, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506.
Summer School Students from Other Institutions
Students from another institution enrolling at Campbell University for the summer program should secure a statement certifying approval of such plans and listing approved courses from the proper official at the school to which the credit will be transferred.
Adult and Online Education (AOE) Admissions Requirements
Campbell University Adult & Online Education, is an equal-opportunity educational institution, and, as a matter of policy, does not discriminate in its admissions policy on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. Admissions to the campuses located on military campuses may be impacted by base agreements (preference to active duty members, for example.) For clarification on current policies regarding this, please contact the campus you are interested in directly.
AOE Application Process
Applicants are required to submit their application online at Campbell University Adult & Online Education at aoe.campbell.edu and selecting the campus you wish to attend. On the campus specific website click on > APPLY
Applications from financial aid portals including, but not limited to GoArmyEd, Academic Institution (AI) Portal, etc.; will not be considered as an application to any of Campbell University campuses; interested individuals using these electronic financial aid portals are required to complete a Campbell University Adult & Online Education application to be considered for admittance.
Steps to Begin
- Complete online application
- Send official transcripts from each institution attended
- application decision
- unofficial evaluation
- site specific counseling
2. FINANCIAL AID ( FAFSA school code 002913)
- Complete free FAFSA application
- Contact FA/TA/VA Counselors (site specific counselors) to discuss what documentation is needed if you are planning on using military benefits.
3. REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND OBTAIN COURSE MATERIALS
- Receive login credentials for Campbell systems (email, Blackboard™, Student Self Service)
- Register with your counselor, including taking COSU-100 your first session.
- Purchase required textbook and materials (find course requirements in Student Self Service)
* Other site specific information and requirements may be applicable
All individuals may apply for entrance to any session of a calendar year as early as one academic year before the beginning of the session.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and demonstrate the ability to be successful at the University level. This includes, but is not limited to, prior successful college experience. Applicants may be required to submit scores from the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) which will be used as a partial basis for admission. Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Applicants who have a high school diploma or high school equivalency and did not take the SAT or ACT or whose scores fall below the minimal acceptable standard for entry may be required to take an assessment test to measure their Math and English aptitude prior to course placement. These scores will be the basis for placement in the appropriate English and/or Math courses.
Students must attend at least one session a year (rolling year) to remain active students. If a student goes inactive, they must reapply to the University.
AOE Admission of Visiting/Special Students
Individuals from other institutions of higher education interested in completing classes with Campbell University Adult & Online Education are required to complete an electronic application and select “No Degree – Special Student Status Requested” degree program. No Degree – Special Student Status Requested will allow the accepted individual to complete classes, but not receive a degree from Campbell University. If interested in completing the degree with Campbell University Adult & Online Education or extending past one (1) year Visiting Student Status, the individual will need to complete a new application and meet all admissions requirements. A No Degree - Special Student Status is valid for one (1) academic year from date submitted.
Each campus has unique policies and procedures which govern the Special Undergraduate Program. Please speak with an admissions counselor at the campus to which you are applying for these policies and procedures.
AOE Admission Decisions
Admission of All Students: “Whole Person” Criteria
Campbell University Adult & Online Education considers students on the “whole person” concept. The entire academic record is reviewed and evaluated. The university may request additional documents for evaluation for admission.
A degree completion plan will be developed by each adult student and their academic adviser to assist with course selection. Students are strongly encouraged to monitor their completion plan by utilizing Student Self Service.
Campbell University Adult & Online Education reserves the right to deny an applicant at any time for any reason. Students who are denied may appeal the decision to the Dean of Adult & Online Education, P.O. Box 265, Buies Creek, NC 25706. The Dean of Adult & Online Education will be the final authority.