Online Students

Admissions:  Online Undergraduate Programs

Whether you’re beginning your college degree or ready to complete it, Crown’s online degree programs may be just what you’re looking for. Crown offers a genuine, practical approach to applying Christian perspectives to real world problems, whether in a corporation, classroom, clinic, non-profit organization or local church.

When you pursue an online Christian college degree, you will learn how to integrate your faith with your career at a pace that is convenient for your busy schedule. Learning online does not mean learning alone. In all of our online degree programs, you will build rich relationships with professors, advisers and other students. Throughout your course of study, you will participate in collaborative learning activities and discover a supportive community providing a rich diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

Steps to Admission

  • Complete and submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit a transcript request form to your high school, ONLY if you have fewer than 24 semester college credits.
  • Submit a transcript request form to all vocational schools, colleges and universities previously attended. Contact the Registrar at each institution for the cost of processing the transcript and enclose the amount with each transcript request.

*Optional: Arrange a visit with an enrollment manager by calling the Admissions Office at 952-446-4300.

Additional Requirements for Christian Ministry Applicants:

Financial Aid

  • To be considered for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Crown’s Title IV school code is 002383.
  • After completing the FAFSA, our financial aid office will put together a custom financial aid package which will include federal and state grant and federal and state loan options.

Registration and Orientation Process

  • Once you have received an acceptance letter, your enrollment manager will help you access your student email account. Through this secure email account, you will be sent a financial aid award letter.
  • Register for an online orientation and your first term of classes. Your academic adviser will work with you to put together a timeline and course schedule that will fit your busy life for the duration of your education.

Meet Your Advisors

School of Online Studies Leadership Team


Fawn McCracken
Dean, School of Online Studies and Graduate School
BA Nyack College; MS Palm Beach Atlantic University; EdD Regent University

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Crown College was one of the first Christian college’s to offer online education. Our goal is to continue to stay on the forefront of innovative online education. The overall vision for the School of Online Studies and Graduate School is “to deliver quality, biblically-based online education that will equip global leaders to impact their communities for Christ.”

School of Online Studies Program Chairs:

Beverly Gillen

Director of Online Business Programs
MBA Crown College; BSB Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Our professors are Christ-centered theologian-practitioners. They are highly-skilled in the Word of God and active in multi-generational ministry. They can relate to you as you are and help you apply principles to your specific social and cultural context. They can help your spiritual formation and increase your ministry skills to advance the Kingdom of God.  

Darin Mather
Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Social Science Program Chair
BLS University of South Dakota; MDiv Bethel Seminary; PhD University of Minnesota

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Our programs provide the academic training needed for women and men to more effectively minister to those around them through their chosen professions. Working in the School of Online Studies provides unique opportunities for us to educate students while they are already serving all over the world.

Alexander Zell

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries, Christian Ministries Program Chair, Global Leadership Program Chair
BS Toccoa Falls College; MDiv Alliance Theological Seminary; PhD Trinity International University

Director of Online Enrollment:

Maggie Unger Hess
Director of Enrollment, Graduate School
BS Houghton College; MBA Bethel University

What makes Crown College different from other online schools?

Crown carries nearly a century-long legacy of preparing leaders to serve Christ in all professions. Our programs are regionally accredited and ranked in the Top 10 nationally for online Christian adult programs.  Crown College degrees are relevant and practical, allowing students to apply what they learn immediately within their workplace.  Our programs are completely online and paced in such a way that adult learners can take just one course at a time, while keeping their full-time job, and still finishing their degree in as few as two short years.  In addition, Crown offers a great return on investment, offering one of the ten most affordable private Christian college programs in the Midwest.