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Our compilation of frequently asked questions covers anything from the application process to living on campus. We?ll tell you what you need to know.
Also, don't forget to visit campus. When you come for a visit day, you'll get the chance to ask questions that may arise once you're in the college environment. Visiting Crown will help give you an idea of what to expect when you get here as a student in the fall.
Do you have a question to which you can't find the answer? Please feel free to call us at 1-800-68-CROWN or email us at.
- What is a completed application?
- The application online or paper
- Completed Spiritual Life Essays
- Signed Community Covenant
- Official high school transcript/college transcript for transfer courses
- Official ACT or SAT Scores (ACT Code: 2152 SAT, Code: 6639)
- College transcripts are also required from transfer students or students who have taken post-secondary credits while in high school.
- What is your application deadline?
We have rolling admissions, which means we will take applications any time. However, students must be accepted by the first day of class. PSEO students must be accepted by July 15th. Please view the PSEO section to read about specific deadlines.
- What ACT/SAT score does Crown require? What score does Crown accept if two or more are sent?
We require a minimum of 18 composite on the ACT and minimum of 860 combined (Math and verbal) on the SAT for standard acceptance. We take the higher score if two or more are sent.
- What is the minimum GPA required for acceptance?
A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for standard acceptance. Certain majors may require a higher GPA for acceptance into that department.
- What do you look for in an applicant?
We are looking for students who have a strong academic record as demonstrated by high school GPA and either the ACT or SAT scores. We also look for students who demonstrate a life of faith, character, and leadership as measured by personal essays. We also weigh student involvements, achievements, and accomplishments in their high school career.
- How long does the acceptance decision take?
Once we have received all the pieces of your completed application file, it goes through a review process that can take up to 2 weeks.
- Is there an application fee? Can it be waived?
There is no application fee if you apply before January 1 of your senior year. After that, the fee will be waived if you visit the campus.
- How many students are enrolled at Crown?
We have a total of 1269 students. Currently 671 are in the undergraduate program and 598 in our School of Online and Graduate Studies.
- When/how do I visit campus?
We would love to welcome you to campus! Check out what events we have planned on our event page. Otherwise, fill out the visit form and visit during your junior year/fall of your senior year. We look forward to you visiting!
- Is there a room deposit required? How much is it? Is it refundable?
Yes. Students are required to pay an Admissions Deposit of $150 upon their decision to attend Crown. This deposit is applied to their account. If the student decides not to attend Crown, it is refundable if requested in writing by May 1st of the same year.
- What high school classes does Crown require for acceptance?
We do not require specific classes; however, we strongly recommend 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies and math.
- Can I attend a class and meet the professor or a coach?
Yes you can! Click here to sign up for a visit. Click the appropriate box and indicate in your "Additional Notes" box if you have any other information.
- What are the admission requirements for a transfer student?
The online or paper application, spiritual life essays, community covenant, official high school transcript, and college transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores if transferring fewer than 16 credits within 2 years of high school graduation.
- Is an interview required?
No. The spiritual life essays meet the requirements of an interview.
- Will Crown honor a home study program or diploma?
Yes. We will need an official transcript and a cumulative GPA. The transcript should also include a graduation date and signature of the primary educator. Please contact your counselor to determine the best way to submit a homeschool transcript.
- Will Crown accept a GED?
Yes. Please have the institution that administered your test send us your official scores.
- How can I appeal the admissions decision?
Students desiring to appeal an admissions decision may direct an appeal, in writing, to the director of admissions. The appeal will be reviewed by the Admissions Council and the Council's decision shall be final. The appeal must be submitted prior to the first day of class for the student's first semester.
- In what athletic associations, divisions, and conferences does Crown participate?
Crown College is a member of the NCAA Division III –National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). For updated sports information visit our Crown College Athletics website.
- Do all students have to live on-campus?
All full time students are required to live on-campus until they are 22 years old or are living with parents or another relative. Part time students may live off campus.
- May freshmen have cars on campus?
Yes, they can. A nominal fee per semester is required.
- What is the female to male ratio?
Last year, Crown had approximately 55% females and 45% males.
- What intramural sports are available?
Volleyball, basketball, broomball, disc golf, and ultimate Frisbee.
- What leadership opportunities are available?
Opportunities include: Student Activity Board (SAB), RA (Resident Assistant), FX (Freshmen Experience), Student Senate, Worship Leader/Team, Prayer Ministry Team, GIT (Global Impact Team), Mission Leaders, Community Outreach and Evangelism (CORE) Executive Committee/team, Welcome Weekend Committee/team, Christian Leadership Cohort, Storm Chaser Newspaper Editor, Storm Tracker Yearbook team, SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), Bible study leaders, SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee).
- Can I visit campus and stay overnight? Do you have special visit days?
Yes! Please schedule a visit with us! We do have special visit days as well as personal visits.
- Where can I park?
When you arrive on campus, you may park in the main parking lot. The main building is facing you. You may enter through the main doors and will be greeted by the receptionist.
- Are students required to purchase a meal plan?
All undergraduate students residing on campus are required to participate in one of the four food service meal plans.
Please visit our Food Services Plans and Guidelines page for complete details.
- What music groups are on campus?
Choir, Chamber Choir, Women's Choir, worship teams, ministry teams (Life Voice and Encore!), and instrumental ensembles.
- Does Crown sponsor a drama or theater club?
Yes. Encore! is a musical theater ministry that reaches out to the community through the visual arts, drama, comedy, music, and dance. Crown also has opportunities for students in one act plays, as well as musicals.
- Can Crown help me with my career aspirations?
We have a Career Services Office that provides assistance and programs to students in regards to general career guidance, choosing a major, resume & cover letter advice, internship & job search, interview preparation, professional networking & branding, applying to graduate school, and more.
Also, visit www.crown.edu/career to access our regularly-updated online internship and job posting site.
- What are the on-campus housing options?
Main- Men's, 2-3 people per room; Strohm and Richardson-Women's, 2-4 people per room; Weldin-Women's apartment style, 6 people per apt.; Miller, Hardwick, & Tewinkle-Men's apartment style, 6-8 people per apt.; Faith Village Apartments-Women's 3-5 people per apt. Single rooms are also available.
- May students have private rooms?
Yes, availability is limited and the cost will vary. Students with health needs will receive priority.
- Do the residence halls have laundry facilities?
Each hall has its own washer and dryer. Students may purchase and load money on a laundry card. The laundry card is used like a debit card.
- Is there a curfew?
Crown does not enforce a curfew but our buildings are locked at 7:30 p.m. and open at 7:30 a.m. during the week. On Saturday, our main door is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our building is locked during other hours. Security is available to let you in.
- What varsity sports are offered?
Men's: Soccer, Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Golf
Women's: Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball
- What denomination are you affiliated with?
Christian Missionary Alliance. Our students come from a wide variety of denominational backgrounds.
- What sort of ministries and outreach programs are available to students?
Crown students are involved in many ministries around the Twin Cities. Each student is required to earn four credits of Christian Service. Students have the freedom to choose how they will serve. One of the credits must be within Christian Ministry. Some organizations that students have selected in the past include: local youth groups and churches, mission trips, Feed My Starving Children, Billy Graham Tele Counseling Center, Marie Sandvick Center, and C.O.R.E ((Crown based)Community Outreach and Evangelism).
- Are there tutoring services available on campus?
Yes, our Study Lab offer tutors in all areas of study, including grammar checking and other special services.
- What is the average class size at Crown?
The average class size is approximately 20 students.
- Are there any special services to assist students with learning disabilities?
Academic and physical accommodation services are provided to students with disabilities may include the following: advocacy/mediation; notes; test proctoring; tape recorders; audio technology; tutoring; wheelchair access; and accountability. All students must have a required documentation.
- What are the majors offered?
Crown College offers over thirty different majors. For our current list of on-campus degree programs, visit our School of Arts & Sciences Majors page..
- What courses do freshman usually take?
You will have an advisor who assists you in course selection. Most first year freshman take:
- Old Testament History
- New Testament History
- World Civilization
- English Composition
- Writing and Literature
- History Elective
- Math elective
- PE elective
- Science Elective.
- How do I register for classes?
We will have various registrations dates in June, July, and August at Crown. You can find those dates. If you cannot register over the summer, you will have the opportunity to register during orientation, the week before classes start. Academic advisors will help you put together a course schedule and academic plan.
- What does it mean to be a full time student?
A full time student takes at least 12 credits per semester. If you drop a course, withdraw from a course, or do not pass a course, and you fall below 12 credits during a semester, you are not considered a full time student during that semester. Athletes MUST have 12 credits to be eligible for varsity athletic participation.
- When do I need to declare a major?
By the end of your sophomore year. Talk with our career services director to help you assess your strengths and what major would be a good fit.
- What courses will transfer from other institutions?
You must submit an official transcript to the Admissions Office and once accepted, you will receive a program audit. Classes from an accredited institution with a grade of a C or higher will most likely transfer.
- Is Crown accredited?
Crown is fully accredited by the North Central Association of the High Learning Commission (NCA) and the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education( CCNE).
- What study-abroad options are there?
Many of our students study abroad through different programs. Please visit our study abroad page to see the various programs offered.
- What are the differences between a private and public education?
At Crown, you will have a more personal approach and emphasis on your individual growth and development. Professors and staff want to prepare students to be competent and have a Christ-like character to be a Christian Leader in the market place.
- What's the faculty to student ratio?
14:1; Which means for every fourteen students there is one professor.
- Do you offer an honors program?
Yes. The following are entrance requirements to Crown's honor program:
- Top 15% of high school class.
- Grade point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Composite ACT or SAT score in the 85th percentile or above
- Demonstration of dependable service in a local church
You must also complete the online application. Honors courses include: Critical Thinking and Writing; Writing and Literature; Math and Science; History of Modern Western Thought; Christian Ethics; and Twentieth Century Christian Thinkers. Two honors contract courses are also required in the student's major field of study. Click here for more information.
- Is the faculty available outside of classroom hours?
All faculty have office hours available for students. An open door policy is encouraged as well. Many of the students will be invited into the homes of faculty members.
- Can I be an Honors student regardless of my major?
Yes. The Honors Program is compatible with all majors.
- Will I have time to participate in other campus activities and clubs while enrolled in the Honors Program?
Yes. Most Honors students participate in activities ranging from athletic teams to music performance to Student Senate. Honors students often hold part-time jobs on or off campus.
- Does the Honors Program require me to take extra credits in order to graduate?
No. Students enrolled in the program take advanced general education courses that replace and satisfy standard general education requirements as well as complete special Honors projects within their major field of study.
- Why should I be in the Honors Program?
Joining and maintaining membership in the Honors Program provides students with an advanced academic education, an intellectual challenge and life-changing opportunities for growth and success.