Undergraduate Catalog - Academic Information - The Calendar Year | Judson University Christian College

The Calendar Year

  • Judson's academic year consists of four terms:
    • Fall
    • Spring
    • Summer 1
    • Summer
  • There are vacations at Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • The unit of credit is the semester hour
  • The normal load of classwork is 15-16 hours of credit per semester and 3-4 hours per Summer 1 term. Students must carry 12 hours per semester to be considered full time.

Credit Hour Policy 

  • Judson University’s policy for awarding credit conforms to the federal credit hour definition:

      A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:

      • (1) one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; 

      • (2) at least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other activities as established by an institution, including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading toward to the award of credit hours. 34CFR 600.2

    Registrar Office Staff

    Virginia L. Guth
    Associate Vice President for Student Success/University Registrar


    Maria L. Aguirre
    Assistant to the Registrar
    Graduate Programs
    Study Abroad Programs


    Heather Johnson
    Assistant Registrar
    Adult Programs


    Susan J. Kunze
    Assistant to the Registrar
    Traditional Programs


    Caitlin Kiel
    Student Records
    Transcript Ordering
    Enrollment Verifications


    Kirsten Olson
    Transfer Student Director


    Jill A. Hargis
    Graduation Auditor

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