There are many components that weigh into college applications. While most universities require a non-refundable application processing fee, Grand Canyon University does not have an application fee. Admissions decisions can vary widely from institution to institution so it is important to do your research and determine exactly what is required to be considered for admission to each school you are applying to. Some universities require applicants to submit the application along with a personal statement and letters of recommendation. Most universities require either SAT or ACT scores and some prefer one over the other. GCU requires you to have a 3.0 GPA OR a Composite Score of 19 on the ACT OR a score of 920 on the SAT with no essay requirement.
Each application varies in terms of the required information. Some universities require you to list which subjects you have taken in high school (for instance, which Math, English, Science, Government, and Foreign Language) as well as what grade you received. GCU does not require this level of detail on their application.