We're glad that your search for a university has led you to investigate Judson! Our international students are a valued part of our university community and we look forward to answering any questions you may have about the process. Preparing to study in the United States involves a lot of paperwork, but our office will be glad to assist you!
If you are applying to Judson and are not currently studying in the United States:The application deadline is July 1st for fall and November 1st for spring.
- Completely fill out the Judson University Application
- Send Judson University your SAT, ACT or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language - required for non-native English speakers) test score. Our TOEFL Institutional code is 1351 and our required score is 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based).
- Contact your high school and colleges to send official transcripts to WES, World Education Services. To find out what official documents to send WES please visit their website, www.wes.org. WES will send their evaluated transcripts to Judson University. Note: U.S. transcripts do not need to be sent through WES, but can come directly to Judson. Carefully review the document and fee requirements at the WES website. International Student Athletes can use InCred. Records sent to the NAIA for athletic eligibility determinations can also be used for InCred evaluations. InCred speeds up the document submission process by allowing records to be sent electronically. To obtain additional information please visit InCred directly.
- Fill out (or have a financial sponsor fill out) the Certificate of Finances and send it to Judson using the International Finance Certificate www.stanford.edu/dept/finaid/pdf/IntlCertFin11.pdf. Note that your sponsor must accurately pledge what they are able to provide for every year you are enrolled at Judson.
- Read and sign the Lifestyle and Mission Statement Form
Once all the above items have been received and the Director of Enrollment Services has evaluated them for compliance to Judson standards, you will be admitted. An admit letter will be sent to you. At this point, you must transfer to Judson University $4,000 (U.S.). The $4,000 will be applied to your bill (tuition, housing, and deposits). We will then register you with SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and will issue you an I-20.
The I-20 is a United States Immigration document that shows that you have been admitted to Judson University and it shows your financial aid from Judson . This document must be presented at your local United States Embassy, along with a receipt proving that you have paid the $200 SEVIS fee (see www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/students/formSelection.htm for details). Your local US Embassy will also require a copy of the Certificate of Finances and your sponsor's bank statements. At that point the US Embassy will make the decision to give you the F-1 Student Visa to study in the United States.
If you are applying to Judson and are currently an F-1 student in the United States: The application deadline is July 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.
- Completely fill out the Judson Application
- Send in your $40 application fee.
- Ask your current college or university to send us an official transcript. This should be sent directly to:
Office of Admissions
1151 N State St.
Elgin, IL 60123
- Fill out (or have a financial sponsor fill out) the Certificate of Finances and send it to Judson using the International Finance Certificate www.stanford.edu/dept/finaid/pdf/IntlCertFin11.pdf
- Note: that your sponsor must accurately pledge what they are able to provide for every year you are enrolled at Judson.
Once all the above items have been received and the Director of Enrollment Management has evaluated them for compliance to Judson standards, you will be admitted. An admit letter will be sent to you. At this point, we'll provide you with a transfer request form. You'll complete this form and take it to the International Office at your college or university, requesting that they release your SEVIS record to us before the start of the next session. This will enable us to issue you an I-20 from Judson without interrupting your F-1 status here in the States.
For more information please contact the International OfficeInternational Office
Link to Admissions