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RISE Acceptance Policy


The RISE Program is a 2-year certification program. Students receive a Certificate of Completion in Liberal Arts at the conclusion of their cohort. Each RISE student who completes all program requirements is invited to participate in the Judson graduation ceremony and receive their certificate on stage, along with the traditional graduating students.

Candidates for the RISE program should:

  • Be aged 18-25 upon enrollment
  • Have a diagnosed intellectual disability
  • Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have practical reading and writing skills, ideally grade 4 or higher
  • Have a desire to live on campus and learn with traditional college students

Each RISE candidate is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Each cohort accommodates 8-12 students.

Students may apply by visiting www.JudsonU.edu/RISE. Applications are accepted for the fall cohort beginning on September 1st and will continue to be accepted until the cohort is fully selected.

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