Admissions F.A.Q.

  1. How much does it cost to attend Laurel U?
  2. Is there financial aid available?
  3. How do I apply for admission?
  4. When is the best time to apply?
  5. How do I get official transcripts?
  6. Does Laurel U accept transfer credit?
  7. How long has Laurel U been around?
  8. How is Laurel U accredited?
  9. What degrees can I get at Laurel U?
  10. Can international students study at Laurel U?
  11. How can I take a tour?
  12. What can I expect for housing at the Laurel U-High Point campus?
  13. Do you have a meal program?
  14. What extracurricular activities are available at the school?
  15. Besides classes, what other requirements do I have to fulfill?
  16. Will I get less quality education if I take online courses or an entire online program?
  17. How fast can I complete my degree?
  18. What are the forms I may need?

1. How much does it cost to attend Laurel U?

Depending on your program, tuition is between $290 and $340 per credit hour. Check out our Cost of Attendance page.


2. Is there financial aid available?

Yes. First go to fafsa.ed.gov and fill out your FAFSA form. Then, follow instructions on our Steps for Financial Aid page. There, you’ll learn how to use our Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO).


3. How do I apply for admission?

You can apply online or you may print off this Application Form to fill out  and mail us; or you may contact the Admissions Office (call 336.887.3000 or email admissions@laureluniversity.edu) to have one mailed you.


4. When is the best time to apply?

Anytime – we have a rolling admissions process.


5. How do I get official transcripts?

If you have less than 24 hours of college credit to transfer, submit an official high school transcript or GED scores that qualify as high school equivalency. If you have college credit to transfer, have official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions sent. You can request this using the official Transcript Request Form.


6. Does Laurel U accept transfer credit?

Yes. Our approach allows you as much credit as possible. We even take into consideration military and professional training, plus lifelong learning.


7. How long has Laurel U been around?

Laurel University started in 1903 with a different name in Greensboro, NC, so we’ve been around for quite a long time.


8. How is Laurel U accredited?

We are nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and licensed by the University of the North Carolina Office of General Administration.


9. What kind of degrees can I get at Laurel U?

We offer degree programs ranging from the associate to the doctoral level, within the areas of ministry, education and management. We offer these programs in a variety of ways: traditional (face-to-face classes), adult degree-completion (one night a week) or online. Check out our Academics F.A.Q. page.


10. Can international students study at Laurel U?

Yes, absolutely. If you wish to study online, you may do so from any country. If you are coming to the High Point campus, you must follow government requirements for permission to study in the United States.


11. How can I take a tour?

Please contact the Admissions Office (call 336.887.3000 or email admissions@laureluniversity.edu) or use our online tool to schedule a tour.


12. What can I expect for housing at the Laurel U campus?

We have housing on our beautiful Laurel U campus. Take a look at our building on our Campus Housing page.  Space is limited.  Check with the Admissions Office  (call 336.887.3000 or email admissions@laureluniversity.edu) about costs, availability and Housing Application Form to live on campus. You may also complete our online Housing Application Form.


13. Do you have a meal program?

We do not. We do have vending machines. Students who live on campus in the Shufelt Apartments have kitchen facilities.


14. What extracurricular activities are available at the school?

In addition to local sports opportunities and extracurricular activities, we have organized sports: soccer (men & women) and lacrosse (men & women). Here are some activities our students participate in include: ping pong, biking, horseshoes, hiking, running, golf, volleyball, basketball, kayaking, exercising at the gym. Students also get together with other students and explore their talents in painting, singing, crafts, musical instruments, etc.


15. Besides classes, what other requirements do I have to fulfill?

Every semester, every Laurel U student completes 15 hours of community/Christian service and attends one chapel service a week.


16. Will I get less quality education if I take online courses or an entire online program?

Accreditation requirements make sure that online courses or programs allow for as much, if not more, learning that what happens in the classroom. This Introduction to Intro to DE document may answer more questions.


17. How fast can I complete my degree?

That depends on how much credit is transferred in and how quickly you complete the program. For the working adult, we do provide adult degree-completion programs that usually allow students to graduate in between 18 and 24 months.


18. What are the forms I may need?

Check with the Admissions Counselor first; however, the list below includes most forms needed for admissions and housing: