Incoming Freshman

As you finish the Online Application you will submit or complete the following:

  • Personal essay
  • Church endorsement form
  • Recommendation form
  • Copy of photo ID
  • Meningitis shot (only for students 22 and younger)
  • Official transcripts/documents from previous schools


  • Additional Documents 

    Application process may require additional items if the student does not meet the admissions standards in order to go before the admissions committee for further review.  

    List of accepted documents:

    • H.S. GPA/Rank 
    • Sample Essay/Writing from H.S. 
    • Portfolio 
    • Admissions Essay 
    • H.S. Extracurricular Involevement
    • Community Service Involvement
    • Awards (Debate, Chess, Band, Athletics, Drama, etc.) 


For more details, view our full Admissions Requirements Process

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.