Info for Parent of a Student

We are honored that you are considering Campbell University for your child’s higher education. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Campbell is here to help you and your family through every stage of the application process, from providing information about financial aid to setting up campus visits and much more!

Although this process can seem daunting at times, it is well worth it. College offers many opportunities for personal, intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. It is a period of self-discovery and a time for taking charge of one’s life. Your son/daughter will assume new responsibilities and overcome new obstacles. They will also develop lifelong friendships and make fond memories.

In order to ensure the safety of our prospective students and their families, we have shifted our in-person admissions experiences online.

Come visit Campbell University, explore campus and ask questions. The community of Campbell, nestled in Buies Creek, North Carolina, will quickly feel like home.

Schedule a Virtual Private Visit Take a Virtual Tour of Campus


Campbell offers a wide variety of majors for your son or daughter. Research our degree options today.

Before enrolling at Campbell, a student must first graduate from high school or complete an adult high school equivalency program, such as a GED. As soon as a student is finished with his/her junior year of high school, he/she can apply to Campbell.

Apply online for free. Application materials include official copies of high school transcripts and college exam test scores. Campbell accepts both SAT and ACT scores.

Note: If your student retakes the SAT or ACT and scores higher, send us the highest scores.

Optional application materials include personal essays, a photo, and letters of recommendation.

Orientation is required for all accepted incoming freshmen, transfer, second bachelor’s degree, campus transfer, returning students and non-degree seeking (visiting) undergraduate students.

Orientation will provide new Campbell University students with an overview of the resources available to students at Campbell University.  Your student will also meet with an advisor, register for classes, obtain a student identification card and complete other important enrollment tasks.

Parents will have the opportunity to meet with various departments and have pertinent questions answered.  Advice will also be given on how to help your student transition from high school to college living.

Learn more about Orientation

Students must submit a deposit for enrollment. This $250 deposit is important because it lets the university know to hold the student’s space.

The enrollment deposit isn’t a fee over and above tuition. The enrollment deposit is credited towards the tuition for the first semester of school.

Without paying the enrollment deposit, your student cannot be added to the Housing List. This delay can cause problems if there is a specific housing request or roommate preference. Housing assignments are first-come, first-served, so the earlier the Admissions Office gets the deposit, the more likely these housing requests can be honored.

The enrollment deposit also allows the university to plan for your student’s attendance. It makes sure things are set up for him/her such as access to email and library resources.

Visit our Enrollment Deposits page for more details.

All first-time, full-time students are required to live on campus for the first three years (6 semesters of enrollment) unless one of the following criteria is met:

  1. Student is married
  2. Student is 21 years of age
  3. Student is commuting from the primary residence of a parent or legal guardian within a 30 mile radius of Buies Creek.

For more information, visit Residence Life.

Students are allowed to bring cars on campus.

Visit the Parking Office for more information about vehicle registration.