Home School Students | Judson University Christian College


Judson University welcomes home school students! Judson is a great place for home school students to study and provides a welcoming and warm campus environment. Home school students interested in starting their college career early can be a part of Judson's Prep Program and earn up to a total of 24 semester hours before becoming a traditional undergraduate student at Judson University!

How do I prepare for Judson?

We often get asked the question, what can I do to prepare for college? Prospective students are best served if they have taken a sequence of university preparatory courses. It is strongly recommended that students have the minimum following course foundation:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of lab science

Additionally, since an ACT/SAT score is part of the admissions process to Judson, we encourage all students to take the ACT or SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, but encourage students to take it in their junior year to see where you are academically. You can always take it again to improve your score. Testing dates and sites are available on the ACT and SAT websites.

If you have interest in earning college credit while in high school, please check out our Prep Program

Interested in applying to Judson?

Home school students are encouraged to apply to Judson the semester before they plan to enroll in the university. Apply online or you can email admissions@judsonu.edu for a paper copy that can be mailed to your home. The requirements for acceptance to Judson are listed here.

For many of you, this might be the first time that you are having your student apply to college. If you're not sure what should be on your home school transcript, see our sample home school transcript.

For those who have taken AP or CLEP tests, Judson does apply these alternative tests to courses at Judson. When you apply to Judson, please contact AP and/or CLEP to have your transcripts sent directly to us at:

Judson University
Attn: Admissions
1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123

If you have questions about the application process, please email admissions@judsonu.edu. We look forward to serving you!

Come for a visit!

We highly encourage all prospective students to come to campus for a visit. We have individual visits as well as Campus Preview Days where you can learn more about your academic area of interest and meet several Judson community members! More information on visits can be found here.

We also invite home-schoolers and their families to come to our campus activities (and there are plenty of them)! Home school students are encouraged to audition for our community orchestra, band as well as our theater productions!

If you're looking for a fun night out with the family and are sports fans, Judson has plenty of athletic events available!

We hope to see you on campus soon!

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