Undergraduate Admission FAQs

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We are excited to have you join us here at NGU! We have a rolling admissions process. This means students may register until the first day of class.

Student to Faculty Ratio
54% | 46%
Female to Male Percentage
Parking fee. Yes, freshman are allowed to have cars on campus!

Admission FAQs

  • What is NGU’s acceptance criteria?

    We like to see a 3.0 GPA (weighted) and a 20 ACT or 1,000 SAT for incoming freshmen. However, we will take your entire application file into consideration as we make our final decision.

  • Are Freshmen required to live on campus?

    In most cases, all students are required to live on campus unless they are commuting from a parent or guardian’s home in the local area. Call the Campus Ministries and Student Engagement with any questions at 864.977.7121.

  • What are the dining options on campus?

    Our dining options include the Todd Dining Hall and Chick-Fil-A.

  • Is each student required to have a computer on campus?

    Students are not required to have their own computers. We offer several computer labs on campus equipped with computers, printers, and copy machines. Please contact IT Services if you have any questions at 864.977.7272.

  • What are cultural events?

    Cultural events are special events held on campus which showcase the different departments within the College of Fine Arts. Students are required to attend three cultural events per semester. View all of the events for this semester if you are interested in finding out more information.

  • How does NGU decide how AP exam scores translate into college credit?

    Discover how your performance on AP exams can directly translate into valuable college credit with our comprehensive guide.

  • What should I know about chapel at NGU?

    Chapel is held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Turner Chapel. We also offer occasional evening services at different times throughout the semester. The worship is typically led by students, and the speakers come from all around the world.

    Chapel is worth half of one credit hour each semester. A student’s grade is based on appropriate chapel conduct and attendance:

    • A = present at 22 or more services
    • B = present at 20 to 21 services
    • C = present at 18 to 19 services
    • D = present at 16 to 17 services
    • F = present at 15 or fewer services
  • Is there a curfew at NGU?

    NGU does not have a curfew; however, our campus front gate and main buildings close at 12:00 a.m. on weekdays and 1:00 a.m. on weekends. We have a no-loitering policy after these hours. If students are coming or going, we ask that they have their NGU Student IDs with them. Our Campus Security Officers may ask to check their IDs in order to ensure that those entering campus are permitted to be here. This is a successful security measure we take to make sure that our students are safe.

How much does it cost to attend NGU?

Steps to Take Before Attending Orientation

  • Login to your My.NGU Portal and set up your NGU email account


    Last name (capitalize first letter) + Last 4 digits of Student ID #


    For accounts created on or after 12/29/2021

    • First 2 letters of last name (capitalize first letter) +
      First 2 letters of first name (capitalize first letter) +
      Your birthdate in mm/dd/yyyy format, with backslashes

    For example: John Smith, born on February 2, 2002, has the following password: SmJo02/02/2002

    For accounts created before 12/28/2021

    • First 3 letters of last name (capitalize first letter) + Last 5 digits of SSN

    For example: John Smith with an SSN of 123-45-6789 has the following password: Smi56789

    Alternatively, you can call the NGU IT Services Help Desk and reset your password over the phone by calling 864.977.7272.

  • Register for Courses

    New Student Registration begins mid-April. Admissions will send specific communication and directions regarding your next steps as registration approaches.

    1. Have all official transcripts of completed college level courses, dual enrollment credits or AP exam scores sent to NGU immediately.
    2. Watch your NGU email as you will be notified when it’s time to complete your Course Registration Form and take your Math Placement Test.
    3. When the above tasks are complete, your file will be sent to an academic advisor who will create your schedule.
    4. Review the schedule in your my.NGU portal when received by going to the Students tab and locating the heading My Course Schedule.
  • Complete the Financial Aid Process
    1. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (Note: for SC Residents, the FAFSA must be submitted by June 30th to qualify for the SC Tuition Grant)
    2. Review your Financial Aid Award letter when received or check your MyFinAid portal.
    3. Sign your award letter by accepting/declining the financial aid offered by logging into your MyFinAid portal. If you are an international student, you must contact the Financial Aid Office for special login instructions.
    4. If you are borrowing any of the Direct Student Loans offered on your Award Letter, please be sure to complete the online loan steps that were included with your award letter notification prior to check-in. Login to the federal student loans website using your FSA ID:  studentloans.gov
      1. Complete Online Entrance Counseling for Undergraduate Students
      2. Complete Master Promissory Note for Undergraduate Students (please note that if parents are using the PLUS Loan, they will also need to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note as well)
    5. Submit all requested financial aid documentation. Check your email account for any important requests from the Office of Financial Aid. Submit all requested paperwork at least three weeks prior to the FASTpass deadline.
      1. Verification documents: If you are selected for verification, you will need to submit a verification worksheet and tax documents for the student and parent if you are a dependent student.  Occasionally, there are additional forms or documents requested and you will be notified of this.
      2. Note for all South Carolina (SC) residents: To receive state aid such as the SC Tuition Grant, Life, Hope or Palmetto Fellows scholarships, you must prove state residency by completing the SC Residency Evaluation Form and signing the SC Affidavit.  Both forms are located in your student portal and can be found by following this path: Login to my.NGU using your credentials>Select the Students tab>Choose Forms and Information from the left navigation bar>locate the heading Interactive Documents>see Financial Aid forms.
  • Prepare to Make Your Payment
    1. We offer four-month and five-month payment plans, beginning as early as July 1st  for the fall semester and as early as November 1st for the spring semester. To set up a payment plan login to your My.NGU portal: Select Students>Student Accounts>Payments and Payment Plans>Make a Payment. You may also pay in full if you wish to do so.
    2. To qualify for a FASTpass, please have your payment arrangements finalized or your balance paid in full prior to August 1st for the fall semester.
  • Set FERPA Permissions
    1. FERPA stands for the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
    2. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.
    3. For NGU officials to talk with your parent or guardian, you (the student) must set up FERPA permissions in the NGU student portal by going to Students>Forms and Information>Set FERPA Permissions>Define New Permissions.
  • Sign Up for Housing

    Registering for housing is simple and it will only take you a few moments to complete. The Residential Services Housing Questionnaire & Agreement is accessed through your Enrollment Portal.

    1. Log in to the Enrollment Portal
    2. Click on the Residential Services Housing Questionnaire & Agreement
    3. Complete the online form.

    Should you have questions or need assistance, contact residence.life@ngu.edu

  • Submit Your ID Photo Online

    Students will access the Online Photo Submission portal through an email invite from NGU Card Services. Each student will receive a unique invite which will enable a secure photo upload.

    1. Click the Submit your Photo link in the email.
    2. You will be directed to a web page to upload your photo. Tap the screen where it says “Tap to upload photo”.
    3. Submitted photos must meet the following requirements:
      1. Should be cropped slightly above head to middle of chest
      2. Should be taken against a plain, light background
      3. Must be a color photo
      4. Must not include sunglasses or hat
      5. Must be positioned directly facing the camera
      6. Eyes should be open and looking at the camera
    4. Photos that do not meet these requirements must be retaken. NGU Card Services will email you with approval or next steps if your photo cannot be used.
    5. You will receive your NGU student ID card when you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. Once your photo is submitted and approved, you cannot submit another photo.  If you would like a new or different photo on your ID card, please visit NGU Card Services in Tingle Student Center to have a new photo taken and pay the replacement fee.
    6. For more information, please reference the NGU ID Card Policy.
  • Submit Your Health and Immunization Records

    Submit your immunization and health history by completing the “Immunization and Health Form” in your Enrollment Portal. Your enrollment portal link is provided at the time you apply for admission. You will also be reminded regularly, through email, to access this link and complete your enrollment checklist.

  • Vehicle Registration

    Students who will have a vehicle on campus are required to purchase a parking permit. Learn more.

  • Review the Student Handbook

    NGU’s Student Handbook outlines the standards of conduct designed to promote a community that is focused on developing transformational leaders for church and society.  You will also find helpful resources regarding policies, expectations and student accountability.

  • Log In to Your Slingshot Portal to Review Your Course Materials

    In partnership with Slingshot, NGU offers all students a course material service that automatically fulfills and delivers all of your required textbooks and course materials directly to you before classes start.  To learn more about the Slingshot program, visit our website.

  • Attend New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation begins Saturday, August 12! All new resident and commuting students attend New Student Orientation. More details to come soon.

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