Depending on if you are applying to GCU for the first time or are a returning student. There are different methods of accessing your application.
- Navigate to apply.gcu.edu.
- Select Create a New Application.
- Complete the form.
If you receive the following error message: The information provided does not match our records, make sure to check that you are using your name listed on your Social Security Card. If your University Counselor created your account with a name that is not listed on your Social Security Card, this could also prevent you from creating an account. Please contact your University Counselor to verify and change the name as needed.
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required
The email address used will double as your username.
Your password must follow the guidelines listed by the password criteria link.
- At least 8 characters long
- Must not contain the name of the applicant
- Contain a combination of numbers and letters
- Navigate to apply.gcu.edu.
- Select Log in to Existing Account.
- Enter your Username. This will be the email address you created your account with.
- Enter your password. This will be the password you made when you created your account.
- Select the log in button.
- After logging in, you should be presented with a page where you can continue your application or start a new one.
If you have a student number and would like to access your application, you may log in with your Student Portal username and password rather than the one associated with the application site. In such cases, should you forget your password, a standard reset through the GCU Portal will allow you access as it would with any GCU site.
Please note, if you need to resubmit your application (such as your University Counselor put your application into Needs Correction status), you may access your application with your Student Portal credentials. However, on the last page of the application it will ask for a password to submit; enter the password linked to your application, not your GCU password. If you do not remember your application password, you will need to follow the steps to recover your application password.
You can reset the password for your GCU application by selecting the I forgot my password link below the Log In button.
Enter your First Name, Last Name, and User Name (typically your email address), then click Retrieve Question. Answer the security questions that were created during the Create a new account process and reset the password.
You can also use the Email Password Page to reset your password, which is located in the second paragraph of the Account Password Recovery page.
From here, simply type in the email address you used when you created your application and click Submit. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password and access your application.
A University Counselor may send you an invite to apply to GCU, which will create an account for you. You will receive an email asking you to apply. Sometimes, counselors may create your account without informing you, which results in an error saying "your email address is already in the system" during the registration process. The link provided in the email must be used to avoid creating duplicate accounts. The link will direct you to a unique URL that will contain your counselors REP code and allow you to fill out the registration for your specific account.
If you are unable to locate the email inviting you to apply, you have the option to reset your password to access your application. To do so, click the Verify ownership link that appears when receiving the duplicate account error message shown below. After clicking the link, you will receive an email with a provided link to reset your password.
Sometimes, students may be confronted by an Apply.GCU Registration message, rather than the message that says Registration Already Exists.
These messages will have the same initial text, but, depending on the state of the applicant’s account, either message may appear.
You may receive an error that states:
“The email address you provided already exists on multiple records in our system.
- Click the CLOSE button then register using a different email address.
- Contact your university counselor for assistance at 1-877-860-3951."
In this instance, there are two options that you may continue with:
- Close the error message and register using a different email
- Contact your counselor at the provided number and have your counselor merge the matching records.
Since this is a different error than the Duplicate account error, you will not be able to use the Verify ownership option.
Occasionally, you may have an account in the system but no email on file. This means that you will not receive any password reset emails. Instead, the following error will be received when trying to reset your password:
"The email address that you entered was not found in the system! Please try again to enter the Email Address that you used when creating your Online Application account and then click the Submit button. Alternatively, you may click the Home link to the left to begin the online application process again by creating a new account or you may contact Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or (1.877.428.8447)."
To access your application, click the Create a New Account option. Fill out all the required fields, including creating a password. Additionally, you will need to enter your CRM ID, which can be provided by your University Counselor or you may contact Technical Support at email@example.com or (1.877.428.8447).
After clicking Register, you will be prompted to create security questions. After setting up your security questions, you may proceed with your application.
If you receive the following error message:
Thank you for registering! We've sent you a verification e-mail so that we can verify your account. If you don't see it in your inbox, please check your SPAM or Junk Mail folder. If you still haven't received it, please contact your university counselor at 1-877-860-3951.
You will need to fill out the CRM ID section when creating a new account. Your CRM ID can be provided to you by a University Counselor or Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or (1.877.428.8447).