New Hope Christian College


The Admissions Department exists to recruit mission-fit students and to guide each applicant through the enrollment process at New Hope Christian College.

We strive to make the admissions process as exciting, manageable, and informative as possible! We believe that God has put a dream within the heart of every
person. At New Hope, our mission is to see those dreams discovered, developed, and deployed as our students impact the world for Christ.


New Hope Christian College

Important Dates
To Remember

January 1

FAFSA Recommended Deadline

March 1

Recommended Scholarship
Application Deadline

April 1

NHCC Application Priority Deadline

May 1

Tuition Deposit Deadline

July 1

Final Acceptance Date


admissions process

High school students should apply for admission as early as possible in their junior year. Applications should be received at the college no later than August 1 for fall semester admission and December 1 for spring semester admission. Students are informed in writing of the disposition of their application. It is understood and agreed that any student who is admitted will abide by the rules and regulations established by the College as a condition of enrollment.

Any questions regarding admissions can be addressed to our Admissions Hotline

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday: 1-800-322-2638


Admissions Standards

Christian Character

Applicants must give evidence of having received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord both by profession of faith and by approved Christian character. This means that faith should be expressed by regular fellowship with a church body and demonstrated spiritual growth. Candidates must be free of addictions such as smoking, alcohol, and drugs.

Educational Preparation

Those students who have attended and received a diploma for graduation from a regular high school must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all admissions materials as outlined by the application for admission
  • Have strong Character Reference
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 for clear academic standing

Those students applying with a GPA of 2.0-2.74 may be provisionally accepted and be required to participate in our remedial courses:

  • The ACE Program course is a personalized push towards academic excellence through mentored training in basic study skills necessary for successful college work
  • Writing Essentials is for students who are inadequately prepared for college-level writing courses

Students on provisional status may be limited to 13 credit hours during the first year of enrollment. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information.

Those students with a GPA of 2.75 and below may be put on delay or denied status. However, students who have had a strong junior and senior year of high school may be accepted on a limited restriction of 6-9 hours if they also have strong scores in writing/English and have strong personal evaluations.

Entrance Requirements for Homeschooled Students

Per standards set by the State of Oregon,

A student admitted to undergraduate degree study for the first time shall have either a standard high school diploma, a comparable credential issued outside the United States, or a GED. Home-schooled students without a standard diploma or GED may only be admitted if they can demonstrate the ability to perform college-level academic work through use of an ability-to-benefit test. Modified diplomas, extended diplomas and other kinds of K-12 leaver certificates are not considered diplomas for purposes of college admissions. Students holding such nonstandard certificates can be admitted only through use of an ability-to-benefit test (OAR 583-03-0035 9.a).


Application Procedure

Students may secure application materials from the NHCC Admissions office or online at Materials include the application questionnaire to be filled in by the applicant, a character reference, and a brief student autobiography as outlined. The completed application must be accompanied with the applicant’s high school transcript or equivalency and the $50 application fee. Students who are transferring credit from other institutions of higher learning must have a transcript of previous work sent to the College.


Transfer Students

Students transferring from other colleges or universities must meet the same entrance requirements as other applicants. The transcript of a transfer student should show at least a 2.0 grade average to ensure success in his or her studies at NHCC. Courses showing less than C are nontransferable. The College transfers credit from unaccredited institutions only under very strict guidelines approved by the State of Oregon. Students wishing to transfer credit from such institutions may request more specific information from the Registrar.


Transfer Credit Policy

Students transferring to NHCC from accredited institutions will be given credit toward graduation provided that the course meets a program requirement at NHCC. Official transcripts from all other schools and colleges attended must be submitted directly to NHCC. Transcripts will not be accepted unless they are received officially sealed (unopened) from the school or college. An evaluation will be given to the student showing those courses that have been accepted for credit according to the following criteria:

  • Credit is evaluated on a course-for-course basis to ensure that the course descriptions are basically comparable.
  • Only coursework with a C or better grade will be accepted. The grade points do not transfer. A student’s GPA is computed only on work completed at NHCC.

The number of transferable credits is restricted by two policies:

  1. No more than a total of two years of credits (60 semester hours) can be transferred from a two-year college.
  2. The last year (30 semester hours) of work must be completed at NHCC.

Transferring credit from recognized nonaccredited institutions is sometimes possible. Based on established criteria, a provisional evaluation is made and given to the student. The student must successfully complete one year at NHCC with a minimum GPA of 2.0 before final credit is given. If a satisfactory grade average is maintained at NHCC, credit will be given for up to 80 percent of the work completed at the nonaccredited institution for which the student received a grade of C or better provided the course meets the requirements for a course within the student’s chosen program of study.


Academic Credit Transfer Policy

Advanced Placement credit is accepted for scores of 3, 4, or 5. NHCC also recognizes International Baccalaureate achievement by awarding credit to students who score 5 or above on Higher Level IB exams. It is the students’ responsibility to have their scores sent to NHCC for both AP and IB credit. The official AP or IB Certificate is required in order to award credit.

The College accepts the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students are permitted to use these examinations when they are approved by the College as appropriate for specific subject requirements for up to thirty semester hours of their study programs. The College for such credit charges a recording fee of $5.00 per semester hour. Candidates may have the scores reported to themselves only or to any recipient they specify. Results can be sent to New Hope Christian College prior to actual matriculation. The College will grant credit after the candidate becomes an enrolled student. Credit is granted only in areas required in the student’s program at NHCC. General CLEP information is available in the Office of the Director of Admissions at New Hope Christian College. More detailed information is available at the University of Oregon Testing Center, which is an official test center for the CLEP program.

Military training is accepted according to the guidelines published in the latest edition of “Educational Experiences in the Armed Services”. Page 68


Transfer Credit to Other Schools

Transfer of credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school, generally depends on comparability of curricula, and may depend on comparability of accreditation.

Credits earned at NHCC have been well received at other colleges and universities, particularly when those schools offer similar programs and courses.


Veterans Information

Qualified veterans and their dependents may apply for federal educational benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Applications must be made by the veteran directly to the VA for a Certificate of Eligibility prior to registration at New Hope Christian College. This certificate should be presented at the time of registration to avoid delay in payment of the subsistence benefit.


International Students

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. New Hope Christian College is authorized grant I-20 documents that allow international students to be admitted to the U.S. under an F-1 visa. In addition to submission of the normal application materials, international students must:

  • Submit their online application at least four months prior to the start of the next semester in order to allow processing time for NHCC to review application and video interview, interview by telephone and issue of an I-20 document.
  • Submit to the College the results of a licensed medical doctor’s physical examination confirming sufficient good health of the applicant to complete studies and to be free of all communicable diseases. The student applicant must also submit official documentation stating that he/she is free of communicable tuberculosis and has received the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccination.
  • For ESL (English as a Second Language) applicants only: Students can document English proficiency by providing an official TOEFL score. (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or through personal interviews. Students who do not score of 500 or better on the written test or 72 or better on the iBT will have an individualized plan for academic success that may include

o   Enrolling in the non-credit English as a second language program at Lane Community College until they are able to achieve a passing score on the TOEFL exam.

o   Enrolling in NHCC’s ACE program

o   Enrolling in NHCC’s remedial writing course.

TOEFL website is NHCC’s TOEFL DI code is 4274.

  • Submit $1500 USD to the College and a notarized financial affidavit demonstrating sufficient funds on deposit in a NHCC bank or have a U.S. financial sponsor with these funds on deposit to complete their first complete year of studies. For the 2023-2024 academic school year the amount is $24,600  (tuition and fees, plus room and board) USD.
  • When the documentation and payment listed above are received, NHCC will issue the student an I-20.
  • The student then pays a $350 USD fee to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in order to obtain an I-901 receipt form. This payment can be made at
  • The student takes their I-20 and I-901 forms to a United States consulate in their country of origin. The consulate will issue the student an F-1 visa.
  • More information on the visa application and the SEVIS fee can be accessed online at