Division of Professional Studies Undergrad Catalog - Academic Policy - Student Services | Judson University Christian College

Student Services

The Student Services team seeks to minister to the whole student, facilitating and supporting students to become successful, resourceful adult learners. Services and resources are available to assist students in their academic, personal, emotional, spiritual and career growth and development. We provide services and resources in three main areas:

  1. Academic advisement and counseling
  2. Communication between students and the program
  3. Career development and transition counseling

Every student takes a course entitled, "Principles of Adult Learning." This course enables students to identify the academic, professional, and personal skills they bring to the learning experience and to integrate a rich variety of strategies and tools for lifelong learning in all aspects of their lives. Students also have the opportunity to identify resources and establish an Academic Plan for their educational journey at Judson University.

Students who meet eligibility requirements may receive academic recognition through Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, Judson Graduation Honors and AU graduation awards.

Transcript evaluation and financial aid counseling are available through the Registrar's Office and Financial Aid Office. AU students are invited to attend the academic and athletic activities, guest lectures and workshops, etc. as noted on the Judson University web page.  For information about our Student Success Center, please click on the http://www.judsonu.edu/content.aspx?id=16636.


The Following features are available within MyJudson:

    Your Financial Aid

    Your Academic Record (Judson and Transfer Courses)   
    Your Biographical Information 

    The Judson University Course Catalog/Class Schedule Listings

    Your Degree Audit

    Your Grades

    Your Student Schedule

    Student Forms

If you access MyJudson from a public area, be sure to close the browser before you leave the computer.  All questions related to your student academic record should be directed to the Registrar's Office at 847-628-1155.

Communication with Students

Important information from various administrative officers is normally communicated to students via the student's Judson University email.  All current Judson University students are provided with an email and MyJudson account.  All students are responsible for regularly checking both their Judson email account and their academic and schedule information via MyJudson.  

Academic Advising

Every student is assigned an academic advisor.  The academic advisor assists students in establishing their education plan for completing their degree.  Academic advisors are available to answer questions about completing degree requirements.  Contacts can be made by email, phone, or by individual appointment. 

Student Identification Cards

Student I.D. cards are prepared and issued by the end of the first term course.  They are needed when cashing checks (on Elgin campus), using the Fitness center, Library, and participating in campus student activities.  There is a replacement fee if an I.D. card is lost.

Change of Address/Information

Students who change their address, telephone number, or name are required to make the changes in their MYJUDSON page.

Campus Services for Students


Located on the Elgin campus, the bookstore offers textbooks, supplies, apparel, gifts, cards, and confections.  The bookstore is located on the lower level of the Lindner Commons.  All major credit cards are accepted.  For information and bookstore hours, call 847-628-2066. 

Computer Facilities

Professional Studies students are welcome and encouraged to use the computer facilities located in the Student Success Center on both the Elgin and Rockford campuses.  All computers are connected to the Internet and offer a variety of software, including Microsoft Office Suite. Students may not load personal software onto the computers and should keep their work saved on a flash drive, since folders are regularly purged. 


The primary mission of the library staff is to give personalized attention through class instruction, individual appointments, and proactive reference help.  Through the interlibrary loan service, the library staff is capable of obtaining virtually any book or periodical from other libraries, if given enough time to fulfill the request.  The library sends and receives books throughout the state, country, and the world.  Students are personally responsible for the proper use and timely return of all interlibrary loan materials, including fines charged by the lending libraries for overdue materials, not only at Judson University, but also at other Illinois academic libraries.

Fitness Center

Students can use their I.D. cards as their fitness center pass.  For further information, contact the fitness center at 847-628-1576.

Campus Safety

The mission of Judson University Campus Safety is to protect and serve the student body, faculty, staff, and guests of Judson University.  Officers are on duty 24 hours a day.  Officers are trained in First Aid and CPR, as they are the officially designated campus Medical First Responders.


When Professional Studies students attend orientation, they will also register their vehicle(s) so they may park at the Elgin campus (a proof of current auto insurance must be provided). A parking sticker and "The Judson University Parking and Traffic Regulations" will be issued at that time.  All vehicles parked or operated on the Elgin campus must be registered and display the parking sticker in the lower left hand side of the back window.  A fee of $75 will be charged to any student who fails to register his/her vehicle.

Spiritual Enrichment/Chapel

The Professional Studies video chapel, The King's Errand, provides a brief scriptural devotional thought, and may be accessed through the Judson website.

Inclement Weather

If conditions warrant either closing the university (traditional and adult classes) or a delay in opening, we will contact the Emergency Closings Center which you can access at http://www.emergencyclosings.com/ .  You may also call the Judson emergency closing phone number to check the status: 847-628-2542.  There may be situations when the main campus has classes during the day, but the Professional Studies administration decides that inclement weather that has occurred during the day requires canceling evening classes.  On questionable weather days, a decision will be made for Professional Studies classes by 3pm on weekdays, and 6am on Saturdays.  


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