SAGU Partnership & ECC Program

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU)

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU), founded in 1927, is a private Christian university in Waxahachie, Texas. 

SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and officially endorsed by the Assemblies of God USA.  

SAGU Early College Credit (ECC) Program:

There is no ACT required for admission. All that is needed is an unofficial high school transcript.

SAGU utilizes Blackboard, an innovative web-based course delivery application.

Each course utilizes online video lectures and visual aids, which can also be downloaded.

Each course is taught by a qualified university professor.

Communication tools, such as chat and bulletin boards, are provided for students to network with the professor and peers.

Once the class(es) is completed, it will be transcripted. Students can have their SAGU transcripts sent to any college of their choice. (NOTE: Check with your high school counselor to see if these courses may be used as an elective this school year at your school on your transcript)

General Education Courses
  • ENG 1113 Composition and Rhetoric I
  • ENG 1123 Composition and Rhetoric II
  • ENG 2273 Introduction to Literature
  • MTH 1113 College Math
  • MTH 1123 College Algebra
  • BIO 1113 Biology
  • COM 1143 Speech
  • HIS 1113 American History
  • GOV 2213 National and State Government
  • PED 2232 Wellness and Lifestyle
  • PSY 1153 Introduction to Psychology
Bible Core Courses
  • REL 1113 Authentic Christianity
  • REL 1173 Biblical Literature
  • THE 2113 Intro to Theology
  • THE 2333 Pentecostal Doctrine
  • BIB 1223 The Church in Ministry and Mission


  • 19+ ACT = Regular acceptance
  • 16-18 ACT = Conditional acceptance
  • 15 or below = Deny or Deny/Retake



  • 21+ hours of credit
  • Credit must be applicable and accredited
  • 2.0+ GPA= Regular acceptance
  • <2.0 GPA = Conditional acceptance


Waiving Requirements

  • HS transcript and test scores are waived for transfer students
  • Accuplacer is needed when a non-transfer has expired test scores or no test scores

You will want to have the following ready when you begin completing your online application to SAGU:

Admissions Checklist

  • DL or Photo ID
  • Test Scores or Accuplacer
  • High School Transcript or GED
  • College Transcript
  • SOM Site Approval 
  • Degree Plan
  • Reply to offer of Admission

Like many universities, SAGU uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to calculate your financial need. The FAFSA collects your family’s financial information to determine what you can reasonably expect to contribute toward your education. Keep these dates in mind as you apply for financial aid at SAGU.

  • SAGU Financial Aid Information
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available 
    • Alex Hall, SAGU Admissions Counselor
      • e:
      • p: 972-825-4688 / 1.888.937.7248 ext. 4688
  • FAFSA is available 
  • Apply for grants and scholarship through local and national organizations
    • Check with your current high school counselor for details



  • Application Fee: $25.00



  • Tuition: $275 per credit hour
  • Academic Support Fee: $60 per semester
  • Site Fee: $1,000 per semester



  • Tuition: $375 per credit hour
  • Academic Support Fee: $60 per semester
  • Site Fee: $1,000 per semester
  • SAGU Support 
  • Academic support throughout each semester
    • Proofreading, APA/MLA/Turabian
    • Math tutoring
    • General academic support (time management, etc.)
    • Email


  • Contact Department of Enrollment Office with any questions or concerns throughout the semester
    • Help with schedule planning 
    • Instructor issues
    • General questions


  • Successful Students: 
    • Check Lionmail regularly 
    • Access courses and complete assignments weekly
    • Communicate with instructor/Director/DE when issues arise during the semester

All classes are offered completely online through SAGU’s School of Distance Education by approved SAGU faculty. SAGU’s online courses are delivered through Blackboard and can be accessed from any computer with internet access 24/7.

  • SAGU’s online courses stream audio and video lecture along with a PowerPoint presentation for each course lesson.
  • Each course has online discussion boards in which students can chat online with their instructors and with other students from around the country.
  • Internship classes will be offered onsite at the church.
  • SAGU Online operates on a traditional 15 week semester format. As a rule of thumb, the fall semester normally begins during the first week of September; the spring semester normally begins during the second week of January. 
  • Students that enroll with low ACT scores may be required to take certain developmental courses.
  • Students are required to keep a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and complete at least 70% of the total courses in which they enroll. A student that fails to maintain academic standards could be placed on financial aid suspension and would not be eligible to receive any federal aid at SAGU.
  • Potential students are welcome to view an online course demo! Visit and use the following login information to take a test drive in a sample course.
    • Username: sagu
    • Password: lions

Student Application

Reach out to our Cultivate U site Director, Dr. Missie Howe, for more information by emailing, or fill out an application by clicking the link below: