Judson University, a Four Year Christian College in Elgin near Chicago. The Church at Work in Higher Education.

  • The Calendar Year

      Judson Traditional academic years consist of three terms:

      • Fall
      • Spring
      • Summer

      Judson Non-Standard academic years consist of two terms:

      • Fall (mid-September to mid-March)
      • Spring (mid-March to mid-September)

      Undergraduate normal load is 12-18 hours per semester (3-4 in the summer).
      Master normal load is 9 hours per semester.

      There are vacations at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

      The unit of credit is the semester hour.

      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

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