Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended to the Judson University Registrar. Students transferring courses from institutions outside of the U.S. must submit an official World Evaluation Services (W.E.S.) or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) evaluation.
Most college level courses earning a grade of C- or better will transfer from a regionally accredited college and/or university. Courses taken through an unaccredited college will be reviewed by the Registrar. Remedial courses and courses vocational or technical in nature will not transfer. The University reserves the right to accept only courses that are equivalent in content and objectives to those offered at Judson.
A maximum number of 66 lower division credit hours may transfer to Judson. Courses taken at a two-year college will not satisfy Judson’s upper division requirement.
Grades for transfer courses are calculated in the summary GPA for determining qualification for graduation with honors, class rank, the honors programs, and athletic eligibility.
A minimum of 40 percent of major coursework must be completed at Judson.
A minimum of 40 percent of the major must be in courses at the 300 level or above.
Upon matriculation a transfer student has one semester to appeal any course evaluation. A written letter of appeal containing the course description and syllabi must be submitted to the Registrar.
Applied Associate Degree
An Applied Associate degree will not be applied as meeting General Education requirements.
Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
Judson University is a participating institution in IAI. The IAI was designed to help Illinois college students transfer easily. All participating colleges and universities agreed to accept an IAI general education "package" for transfer students in place of the institution's own general education requirements. The IAI core must be completed by the time the student matriculates to Judson.
Students who transfer to Judson with an associate's in arts or sciences or bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher upon matriculation will be deemed to have completed lower division general education courses except when specific general education courses are stipulated by the major and/or professional certification requirements. Associate degree transfer students with senior standing must complete one Biblical studies class, an upper division literature course, and CRP 481 Faith and Life. Associate degree transfer students without senior standing must complete one Old Testament Biblical studies class, one New Testament Biblical studies class, an upper division literature course, CRP 481 Faith and Life. Those who transfer to Judson with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university must complete one Biblical studies class, an upper division literature course and CRP 481 Faith and Life.
These agreements do not guarantee that a student who transfers to Judson with an associate's or bachelor's degree will graduate in two years. The student is responsible to work with their advisor in developing a graduation plan to meet all graduation requirements.
Courses are offered based on the semester-hour system. Whenever students take courses at another university or college that is using the quarter-hour credit system, the following policy governs the number of credit hours that will transfer to Judson. Quarter hours convert to semester hours at the rate of 1 quarter hour = 2/3 semester hour. Multiply number of quarter hours by .67.
5 Quarter Hrs. = 3.35, 4 Quarter Hrs. = 2.68, 3 Quarter Hrs. = 2.01, 2 Quarter Hrs. = 1.34, 1 Quarter Hr. = .67.
A course from another university or college using the quarter-hour system may be approved to fulfill a general education requirement. However, students must be aware that the conversion formula may affect the student fulfilling the required 126 degree hours for the BA degree.