Start your journey

Valley Creek Leadership Academy is for 18-25 year olds with a high school diploma or GED. We’d be honored to have you as part of the VCLA family! Since 2017, we’ve watched Jesus transform and equip so many young adults through this experience, and we believe He has so much in store for you, too. We can’t wait to see you step into everything you were created for!

Important dates

As you prepare for what the next season of your life will look like, here are some important dates to keep in mind:


  • September 5, 2021 – VCLA applications open for fall 2022 enrollment
  • October 1, 2021 – FAFSA opens
  • May 1, 2022 – VCLA & SEU applications close

Admission Process

Apply to vcla


Apply to SEU

Note: If you’re only seeking a VCLA Certificate (non-degree seeking students), only steps 1 and 2 apply.


Step 1 – Apply to VCLA

Let the adventure begin! Your first step is to tell us a little about yourself and why you feel VCLA is your next step. All of the details are listed in our application.

Step 2 – Interview

After reviewing your application, VCLA staff will set up an interview with you either online or at one of our campuses. Not only is this a space for us to get to know you more, but it’s also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have!


Step 3 – Apply to Southeastern University

Once you’ve been accepted to VCLA, you’ll receive an email outlining the steps to apply to SEU. You’ll need a reference letter, essay, and a high school transcript. Transfer students will need to submit their college transcripts if transferring credits. The SEU Admissions team will help walk you through the process and answer any questions you have!

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