1 Iteratioal Studet Applicatio Forms For Udergraduate Admissios Below is a checklist of all the iformatio that must be tured i before your applicatio ca be processed. Oce all of these items are received, your file will be reviewed for admissio to Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria. The deadlie for the fall semester is July 1 st of each year, the official deadlie for the sprig semester is November 15 th. Please apply as early as possible as there are may requiremets a iteratioal studet must meet. The admissios process for iteratioal studets ca take several moths; i some cases the process ca take as log as oe year. Checklist: Applicatio - must be completely filled out ad must iclude refereces ad essay cocerig your religious views ad past religious experiece. Applicatio fee iclude a check or moey order for US $45. This is a o-refudable fee. Trascripts your trascripts must be official documets, ot copies, set from each educatioal istitutio atteded. Official documets i laguages other tha Eglish must iclude certified Eglish traslatios by idepedet agecies. If you are trasferrig ay uits from a uiversity or semiary oversees, you will eed to sed your trascripts to a agecy that evaluates trascripts. You ca cotact them directly: o AERC (626) , o WES (World Educatio Services, Ic.) (212) , o ECE (Educatioal Credetial Evaluators, Ic.) (414) , Oce the agecy evaluates your trascripts they will mail them directly to Vaguard Uiversity. Oce we receive their evaluatio VU will determie the acceptability of ay uits. TOEFL (Test of Eglish as a Foreig Laguage) all applicats whose ative laguage is other tha Eglish are required to preset scores for the TOEFL. To be eligible for admissio, you must attai a score of o less the: o Computer based versio 213 o Paper based versio 550 o Iteret based versio 79 You ca obtai iformatio ad test dates from ay U.S. Embassy, U.S. Commuicatio Agecy Office, or you may write to TOEFL at Box 899, Priceto, NJ Pastoral Referece form must be filled out ad siged by a pastor. Academic Referece form must be filled out ad siged by a teacher or professor. Studets applyig withi the U.S. must submit copies of their visa, I-94, ad if o a studet visa, copies of their I-20 A-B Form. Studet Fiacial Statemet ad Affidavit form must be filled out ad must iclude bak statemets that show that you have fuds available to cover oe year of tuitio ad expeses. Must be i US dollars. Deposit check of 70% of aual direct costs (if you are oly attedig i the sprig semester you are resposible to deposit 100% of the semester direct charges.) A I-20 Form will ot be issued util this has bee received ad if paid by check, util the check has cleared. Oce all requiremets are met, you will be otified of your acceptace to Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria. Upo acceptace, a I-20 Form will be set to you so that you may apply for a F-1 Visa.
2 Admissio Iformatio For Iteratioal Studets Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria practices selective admissio ad ecourages applicatios from Christia studets who desire a educatio that itegrates the Christia faith with learig ad livig, provides itellectual challege ad growth, ad ecourages spiritual commitmet. The uiversity, therefore, reviews applicats academic records, moral character, ad willigess to comply with the stadards ad values of the uiversity. Applicats are evaluated without regard to race, geder, age, political affiliatio, atioal origi, or disablig coditios. Admitted studets will receive otice of acceptace alog with the I-20, arrival, orietatio, ad visa iformatio. For iformatio regardig the status of your applicatio or geeral questios, please cotact the Admissios Office at (714) or sed a to Academic Records Origial documets of previous school records are required. Applicats should request official trascripts, ot copies, to be set from each educatioal istitutio atteded. Official documets i laguages other tha Eglish must iclude certified Eglish traslatios by idepedet agecies. Academic records should iclude the followig iformatio: A listig of each course take with the grade or mark eared. The umber of weeks ad umber of hours per week spet i lectures or laboratory work for each course. The diploma, degrees, or certificates received. The Uiversity determies the acceptability of ay foreig work ad academic placemet. If you are trasferrig ay uits from a foreig istitute, you must have your coursework evaluated by a approved evaluatio service. You ca cotact them directly: AERC (626) , WES (World Educatio Services, Ic.) (212) , ECE (Educatioal Credetial Evaluators, Ic.) (414) , Oce we receive their evaluatio VU will determie the acceptability of ay uits. Eglish Test Requiremets ad Iformatio Before a applicatio ca be cosidered, all applicats must submit a official score report from the Test of Eglish as a Foreig Laguage (TOEFL). This examiatio is admiistered several times a year i the Uited States ad overseas. I some coutries you ca set a appoitmet to take the computer based test. ALL applicats whose ative laguage is other tha Eglish are required to preset scores for the TOEFL. The TOEFL Bulleti may be obtaied at o charge by writig to: Test of Eglish as a Foreig Laguage. Box 889, Priceto, New Jersey U.S.A Fiacial Aid Vaguard Uiversity does ot have fiacial aid for iteratioal studets. Therefore, applicats must provide satisfactory evidece that adequate fuds are available to meet the fiacial obligatios required at the time of erollmet. Iteratioal studets with a F1 visa may seek employmet oly whe permissio is secured from the Uited States Immigratio ad Naturalizatio Service. Permissio to work is geerally ot grated durig the first year of study i the Uited States. Health Isurace All iteratioal studets are required to be covered by the health isurace pla offered by the Uiversity. There are o exceptios to this policy.
3 Iteratioal Studet Applicatio For Udergraduate Admissios Geeral Iformatio Type or prit carefully Applyig for etry i year Fall Semester Sprig Semester Class Level First Time Freshme (11 or fewer uits) Trasfer (12 uits or more) Persoal Iformatio Please Attach Photo Here First ame preferece Name Last First Middle (Maide) Curret Mailig Address Number & Street Apt # City State Coutry Postal Code Util what date? Home Phoe ( ) Cell Phoe ( ) Permaet Mailig Address Number & Street Apt # City State Coutry Postal Code Address Soc. Sec. # Birthdate / / Birthplace City, state or provice coutry Citizeship Coutry permaet visa/gree card o. Type of Residet: Visitor Visa Studet Visa Immigrat Visa ( Gree Card ) Permaet U.S. residet If you are curretly i the U.S. what type of visa do you have (F-1, F-2, H-1, J-1, B-1, B-2, etc.)? Have you ever bee covicted of a feloy or misdemeaor? Yes No If yes, please explai:
4 Geder Marital Status Housig Male Sigle Will live o campus Female Married Will live with relative Widowed Will live off campus Remarried Other Divorced Academic Record List high schools, colleges, uiversities ad graduate istitutios i the order i which they were atteded. It is the applicat s resposibility to request that all trascripts be set from the schools directly to VU s Office of Admissios. Trasfer studets with more tha 60 college uits are ot required to submit high school trascripts. Name of School City/State/Coutry Dates Atteded Graduatio (date, degrees) Have you ever bee dismissed or placed o academic or discipliary probatio? Yes No If yes, please explai: Testig Iformatio List the date(s) of admissios examiatios you have take or pla to take: TOEFL: Date Score All applicats whose ative laguage is other tha Eglish are required to preset scores for the TOEFL Other examiatios (SAT, ACT, etc.): Test(s) Date(s) Score(s) Test(s) Date(s) Score(s) School hoors/awards Uiversity Plas Proposed academic major Udecided To what other colleges/uiversities have you applied or ited to apply? What are your ultimate educatioal goals? (check all that apply) Bachelor s degree Master s degree Doctorate degree Udecided
5 I pla to (check all that apply): Be a full-time studet (12 uits or more) Be a part time studet (must have special permissio) Participate i itercollegiate athletics. Which sport? Have you had cotact with the coach? Yes No Participate i theatre. Have you auditioed? Yes No Participate i foresics. Work while erolled at VU Participate i extracurricular activities. (please list) Participate i a music group. Vocal Istrumetal Have you auditioed? Yes No Have you ever visited the VU campus? Yes No Have you ever toured the VU campus? Yes No Have you atteded Uiversity Pre-VU? Yes No Have you ever met with a VU admissios couselor? Yes No Church Backgroud What church do you atted? Pastor s Name Church address Church phoe What deomiatio? How ofte do you atted? Christia Experiece Essay O a separate sheet of paper, aswer the followig questios completely i your ow words. Oe page maximum per questio. Typewritte essays required. Essays will be evaluated o cotet as well as form ad style. 1. Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your persoal savior? If so, describe how you came to kow Christ ad explai how your relatioship with Him ad how your church ad miistry activities impact your daily life ad morality. 2. Why are you iterested i attedig Vaguard Uiversity ad how will your experieces stregthe the Vaguard commuity? Paret Iformatio Father s ame Last First Middle Address Number & Street City Coutry Postal Code Phoe Occupatio Employer Mother s ame Last First Middle (Maide) Address Number & Street City Coutry Postal Code Phoe Occupatio Employer
6 Spouse s ame Last First Middle (Maide) Address Number & Street City Coutry Postal Code Phoe Occupatio Employer Paret s highest degree eared Parets at SCC/VU? Yes, ow attedig Yes, formerly atteded No Please list brothers or sisters who have atteded VU Your Preset Employer Name Phoe Number How did you become iterested i Vaguard Uiversity? Please specify ame, if kow. If you list more tha oe, please circle the perso or factor which most iflueced your decisio to come to VU. Icomig VU studet Curret VU studet Former SCC/VU studet Youth pastor Pastor School couselor VU web site Advertisemet i VU admissios mailig Admissios Represetative VU faculty/staff member PR/camp team Uiversity Pre-VU Other please explai Submit all documets to: Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
7 Resposibility of Membership i the Vaguard Uiversity Udergraduate Commuity Spiritual ad Social Expectatios Readig ad sigig this statemet are required for admissios to Vaguard Uiversity. Read carefully before sigig. Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria is a Christia academic commuity that ecourages idividual itegrity ad resposibility i accordace with Biblical Christiaity ad its social ad ethical implicatios. To love God with our whole beig ad to love our eighbor as ourselves are foudatioal priciples of the Lordship of Christ practiced by every resposible commuity member. It is expected that each idividual who volutarily jois the commuity will, with God's help, deepe their spiritual commitmet ad uderstadig, develop moral character, develop their itellectual ad creative abilities, ad participate costructively i the life of the Uiversity. Udergraduate studets commit themselves to basic resposibilities. Some of these commitmets are rooted i obediece to moral law as taught i the Scriptures ad exemplified i the life of Christ. Certai prudetial rules appropriate to the Uiversity's aims ad goals are also required. The Uiversity recogizes that your persoal commitmets ad lifestyle may be differet tha these stadards; however, you will be expected to respect ad comply with these commuity resposibilities, which iclude, but are ot limited to the followig: 1. Madatory chapel attedace for all udergraduate studets. Chapel services are held three times a week for corporate worship ad teachig. 2. Completio of 15 Bible uits i order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciece degree. 3. Will ot egage i, or by my presece codoe, practices kow to be morally wrog by Biblical stadards, such as drukeess, gluttoy, stealig, causig dissesio amogst commuity members, sladerous or profae laguage, dishoesty, occult practices, premarital sex, adultery or other sexual sis. 4. You are expected to refrai from the possessio or use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, o-medical arcotics, or halluciogeic drugs (icludig marijuaa). 5. You are expected to use discretio ad restrait i coduct relatig to the media, arts, iteret, laguage, social dacig, cards ad games, as well as orgaizatios with which oe associates. It is most helpful to become familiar with the cotets of the Studet Hadbook so that you ca uderstad ad abide by the academic, social ad spiritual resposibilities that are a part of membership i the Vaguard Uiversity commuity. To read more regardig studet policies visit If you have specific cocers about ay of these commitmets, please feel free to cotact the Udergraduate Admissios Office or the Studet Life Ceter. Havig read the above statemet of resposibilities of membership i this commuity, I accept my resposibilities as a member of the Vaguard Uiversity commuity. Also, I certify that the iformatio o this applicatio is complete ad correct ad that I have atteded, or am attedig o other istitutio other tha those listed. I uderstad that all documets submitted for admissio cosideratio become the property of Vaguard Uiversity ad will ot be retured to me, or duplicated for me, for ay reaso. I also uderstad that acceptace to VU is subject to verificatio of fial records from all istitutios I have atteded ad that the $45.00 applicatio fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. I also uderstad that all iteratioal studets are required to carry the uiversity s health isurace pla that I, the studet, am resposible to fiacially cover. Lastly, I uderstad that while a studet at VU, my photo may be take o campus ad at uiversity evets, ad that these photos are the property of Vaguard Uiversity ad may be used for promotioal purposes. Prit legal ame Date Sigature Complete ad forward this form with the o-refudable applicatio fee of US $45.00 to the Office of Udergraduate Admissios (please make sure the studet s ame is writte o the check).
8 Studet Fiacial Statemet ad Affidavit Complete this form as soo as possible ad retur it to the Udergraduate Admissios office. Applicat s Name If your pricipal sposor is yourself, a family member, or aother private idividual, complete Sectio A; if you have a scholarship, complete sectio B; if you have partial fudig from aother source i additio to the pricipal sposor, complete Sectio C. Fiacial statemet(s) from the bak of the sposor(s) must be eclosed with this statemet. The bak statemet of the sposor must be dated withi the last year, ad show the amout i U.S. dollars or iclude exchage rates. The total amout must equal or exceed eough fuds to cover oe year ($39,618). SECTION A: SELF, FAMILY OR PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL AS PRINCIPAL SPONSOR I, certify that I will assume full fiacial resposibility, icludig educatioal ad livig expeses for while he/she is erolled at Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria. My relatioship to the applicat is Sposor s ame Sigature Address Telephoe SECTION B: SCHOLARSHIP Eclose a curret copy of your award showig the begiig ad edig dates ad specifyig sposorship for attedace at Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria. Source of scholarship Amout of scholarship i U.S. $ SECTION C: PARTIAL FUNDING FROM ANOTHER SOURCE Sposor s ame Sigature Relatioship to applicat Address Telephoe SECTION D: DEPENDENTS I will be accompaied by the followig depedets (spouse ad /or childre). I have provided fiacial verificatio for a additioal $5,000 US fuds per depedet. Name Relatioship Birthdate All the iformatio give above is true ad correct to the best of my kowledge. Applicats sigature Date
9 Paymet Calculatio Worksheet ( ) All costs are listed i U.S. dollars. Please ote that all costs are subject to chage without otice ad aual iflatioary adjustmets i uiversity expeses ca be expected. Govermet regulatios require that iteratioal studets egage i full-time course study (12 semester uits or more each semester). Iteratioal studets must meet all requiremets of the Immigratio ad Naturalizatio Service. The followig is a estimated budget for tuitio ad livig expeses: Tuitio $28,500 Fees (icludig ASB, orietatio, security, cleaig dep.) $320 Room ad Meals for a o-campus sigle studet $8,570 Health isurace* $1,492 Books ad supplies (variable) $1,665 Persoal expeses (variable) $ 2,277 Summer room ad meals (variable) $1,500 Air trasportatio to ad from VU (variable) $1,500 I-901 Fee (Govermet Required Fee) $200 ESTIMATED TOTAL $46,024 I order for Vaguard Uiversity to issue a I-20 alog with all other documets requested you must fiacially register by payig a 70% dow-paymet. The followig iformatio will help you determie what will be owed. VU calculates a 70% dow-paymet based o the aual direct charges that you will be billed. You ca take cost iformatio from above to determie what you will owe. You will add together the aual charges for tuitio, fees, room, meals, ad health isurace*. Your aual direct charges at VU will be approximately: $38,882 US fuds. The 70% dow-paymet due is $27,217 US fuds. The remaiig balace of 30% will be paid i the Sprig Semester durig Fiacial Registratio; the deadlie for this is Jauary 5. If you are attedig VU for the first time durig the Sprig Semester, you will be required to pay all sprig charges up frot i order for your I-20 to be processed. The additioal variable charges listed above are additioal thigs that you will eed moey for. Please be aware that these are averages, you may sped more moey i some areas. Agai, please be remided that all figures are estimates based o aual charges ad ca chage at ay time without otice. *Health isurace is required for all iteratioal studets. You are required to be covered by the pla offered through Vaguard Uiversity.
10 Trascript Request Form Trascript Request Form To the Applicat Prit your ame ad address below. The submit this form to your guidace couselor or registrar to complete ad retur to Vaguard Uiversity with your official trascript i the eclosed evelope marked Official Trascript. I hereby volutarily waive all rights of access to the cotets of this form as coferred by the Family Educatioal Rights ad Privacy Act of 1974, ad uderstad that my beig grated or deied admissio does ot deped upo my sigig this waiver. Sigature Full Name of Applicat (prit clearly) Applicat s Address umber & street city state zip Phoe ( ) Freshma Trasfer Desired year of etry To the Guidace Couselor or Registrar The above idividual is applyig for admissio ito Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria ad is askig you to complete this Trascript Request Form ad brief academic compariso ad referece. It is importat that you be cadid, fair, ad accurate i your remarks ad estimates. The studet will ot be admitted without the Trascript Request Form ad official trascript. If you are uable to complete ay of the questios, you may cosult with a istructor who kows the studet s academic ability. Thak you for your respose. This studet raks i a class of studets. We do ot rak our studets. How may studets share this rak? This rak covers a period from to. If precise rak is ot available, please idicate the earest teth from the top: This studet s cumulative grade poit average (GPA) is o a poit scale. The cumulative GPA is Weighted Uweighted. What is this studet s Cal Grat GPA if available: How log have you kow the studet? I what cotext have you kow the studet? I compariso to other college preparatory studets at our school, the studet s course selectio is: Less demadig Average More demadig What are the first words that come to mid to describe this studet?
11 How would you compare this studet to the etire class? (Please check the sigle most appropriate box for each category.) Academic Work Persoality Qualities Ivolvmet Overall Superior Above Average Average Below Average Please use the space below to add aythig else importat about the applicat icludig, but ot limited to, stog attributes or factors that may hider success. Would you recommed this applicat for admissio to Vaguard Uiversity? Highly Yes No Yes, with this reservatio: Would you like us to call you to discuss ay cocers you have about this applicat? Yes No If eeded Best time to call? Please sed me iformatio about Vaguard Uiversity. Prit ame Phoe ( ) address School Positio Address umber & street city state zip Date Sigature Thak you for your time ad promptess. Upo completio, please fold ad mail to: Vaguard Uiversity Udergraduate Admissios 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA vaguard.edu
12 Pastoral Referece Pastoral Referece To the Applicat Prit your ame ad address below. The submit this form to your pastor to complete ad retur to Vaguard Uiversity i the eclosed evelope marked Pastoral Referece. This referece must be completed by someoe outside your family. I hereby volutarily waive all rights of access to the cotets of this form as coferred by the Family Educatioal Rights ad Privacy Act of 1974, ad uderstad that my beig grated or deied admissio does ot deped upo my sigig this waiver. Sigature Full Name of Applicat (prit clearly) Applicat s Address umber & street city state zip Phoe ( ) Freshma Trasfer Desired year of etry Dear Pastor The above idividual is applyig for admissio ito Vaguard Uiversity of Souther Califoria ad is askig you to complete a persoal referece. VU is a 4-year Christia Liberal Arts Uiversity with defiite Christia goals, values, ad pricipals. Our desire is to admit studets who will profit the most from their studies i a educatioal eviromet such as ours. It is importat that you be cadid, fair, ad accurate i your remarks ad estimates. This studet will ot be admitted without a pastoral referece, ad his/her applicatio will be icomplete util we receive your evaluatio. Thak you for your respose. 1. How log have you kow the applicat? Do you kow him/her Casually? Well? Very Well? 2. Does the applicat kow Christ as his/her persoal Savior ad Lord? Defiitely I believe so No Ukow (explai if ecessary)_ 3. Does the applicat demostrate Christ-like characteristics ad qualities i his/her lifestyle? Please describe: 4. How do you feel about the applicat s social readiess for college? Ethusiastic Strog Moderate Hesitat Negative Ukow 5. What ca VU do to aid i the applicat s persoal developmet?
13 6. What are the applicat s strog poits (iclude special abilities)? 7. Further commets you may have regardig the applicat? 8. Would you recommed this applicat for admissio to VU? Highly Yes No Yes, with this reservatio: 9.Would you like us to call you to discuss ay cocers you have about this applicat? Yes No If eeded Best time to call? Please sed me iformatio about Vaguard Uiversity. Prit ame Phoe ( ) address Church Positio Address umber & street city state zip Date Sigature Thak you for your time ad promptess. Upo completio, please fold ad mail to: Vaguard Uiversity Udergraduate Admissios 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA vaguard.edu