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International Applicants

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.

  1. Completely fill out the Judson University Application
  2. 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).
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Read and sign the Lifestyle and Mission Statement Form  

Once all the above items have been received and the Director of Admissions 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 $400 Judson University. The $400 will be applied to your student account and covers your enrollment ($250) and housing ($150) deposits.

Once you have deposited, you will receive an I-20 Information Form for you to fill in and send back to the International Office. We will then register you with SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and will issue you a Form I-20, which you will use to apply for your student visa to study in the United States.

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 $350 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.

  1. Completely fill out the Judson Application
  2. Send in your $40 application fee.
  3. Ask your current college or university to send us an official transcript. This should be sent directly to:
    Judson University
    Office of Admissions
    1151 N State St.
    Elgin, IL 60123
  4. 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
  5. 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 Admissions 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.

Non-immigrant international students must follow the regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. These include, but are not limited to: continuing as a full-time student and not accepting off-campus employment without authorization from the designated school official and, when required, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. 

For more information please contact the International Office, or visit the International website page.



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