Undergrad Admissions

Undergrad Admissions

First Year Students

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Welcome First Year Students

WJU seeks to admit applicants committed to a Christ-centered environment, who can demonstrate solid academic preparation reflected through their transcript and SAT/ACT scores, and who value a traditional undergraduate experience marked by campus community living and involvement.

We are excited to learn more about what unique qualities make you standout as a candidate for admission to WJU.

Academic Qualifications

Although WJU does not set minimum academic GPA or standardized test criterion to apply, we practice selective admission. It is recommended that a high school student follow a competitive college preparatory plan that most high schools have established.

An applicant’s academic records, supporting documents, moral character, and willingness to comply with the standards and values of the University are considered before a final decision is made. An interview is recommended and may be required.

Recommended Core Cirriculum

4 years of English w/Literature and Composition
3 years of Math (minimum Algebra I & II, Geometry)
3 years of Science (Gen. Science & 2 of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
3 years of Social Science (US & World History, Government/Economics)
2 years of one Foreign Language (Sign Language is accepted)
1-4 years of an Academic elective (Math/Science/Social Science)

Articulation Agreements & Transfer Information

Jessup.edu maintains a complete list of Articulation Agreements & Transfer Information for over 15 local colleges along with department specific information.

Transfer Students

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Transfer Students

You’re invited to join us for Transfer Day, your opportunity to learn more about the William Jessup University. If you are currently attending a community college or four-year university and are considering transferring to WJU, this event will be helpful to you. Take a campus tour, have lunch, connect with other transfer students, meet with major department chairs and receive Admission, Financial Aid and Registrar information.

For more information contact the admissions office:
  • (916) 577-2222
  • admissions@jessup.edu

Admissions Evaluation

Applicants who have completed more than 24 solid academic semester units at the time of application will have their admission evaluation done primarily on the basis of college work. On the other hand, if you have completed less than 24 solid academic semester units at the time of application, your admission evaluation will be done primarily on the basis of your final high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores and completed college work. Note: the coursework considered for admission may differ from what coursework is actually transferable. In most cases, a transfer student will transfer in more semester units than were used for the admission decision.

Standards and Values

In addition to the academic records, an applicant’s supporting documents, moral character, and willingness to comply with the standards and values of the University are considered before a final decision is made. IMPORTANT: If money is owed to any previous school, that balance must be paid in full and verified before you can be considered for admission to WJU. An interview is recommended and may be required.

Articulation Agreements & Transfer Information

Jessup.edu maintains a complete list of Articulation Agreements & Transfer Information for over 15 local colleges along with department specific information.

There was a professor that really poured into me. I was hurting at the time and he noticed that and asked me how I was doing.

Kyle Branderhorst on taking the Jessup Acts class

Former WJU Students

The William Jessup University Admission Office is delighted to know of your interest for readmission. Students with a desire to return to WJU are very important to us. The Application for Readmission is intended for use by a former WJU traditional undergraduate student who:

  • Withdrew from the university without filing an official Leave of Absence form through the Registrar’s Office
  • Allowed the official Leave of Absence time parameter to lapse
  • Would like to return after one calendar year has elapsed subsequent to academic dismissal.

Please download and fill out the Application for Readmission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

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Homeschooled Students

Welcome Homeschooled Students

Homeschool students are a vital part of our campus community and bring with them unique and valuable experiences. We even offer a competitive scholarship for incoming first-time freshman who have completed all four years of their high school education through an approved homeschool network. (Homeschool Scholarship Application)

It is advised to have transcripts produced by official third party homeschool organizations/networks to minimize scrutiny as to the validity of the grading. Additionally, SAT/ACT scores will be used to balance the evaluation of the academic profile. If a transcript is not available, scores from the GED exam or the California Proficiency Exam are required and must be submitted by stated application deadlines.

Recommended Core Cirriculum

4 years of English w/Literature and Composition
3 years of Math (minimum Algebra I & II, Geometry)
3 years of Science (Gen. Science & 2 of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
3 years of Social Science (US & World History, Government/Economics)
2 years of one Foreign Language (Sign Language is accepted)
1-4 years of an Academic elective (Math/Science/Social Science)
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It’s been really cool to have professors you are close to. Professors who will prepare you for your future.

Berkley Skillicorn on Jessup’s Creative Arts Department

International Students

I-20 (F-1 VISA) Requirements for Admission

International students play an important role in enhancing the cross cultural experiences of the student body. There are specific entrance requirements and procedures for international student applicants that may differ from an applicant who is a U.S. Citizen. The strength of the high-school equivalent or college/university program, the record of academic aptitude demonstrated by SAT or ACT results, the TOEFL results and questions on the application are important in determining admission. Jessup applicants who submit academic records for coursework taken outside the United States must submit those records to any credential evaluator approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). To view a list of approved service providers, visit the following link: Credential Evaluator Services. The student is responsible for associated fees.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam is required of all international students and must be taken before acceptance to the university is granted. You can be exempt from taking the TOEFL if you have completed at least 4 years of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary level in which English was the language of instruction, and can provide a letter from the institution stating English is the primary language of instruction. If this is the case, then you must submit either the SAT or ACT instead. See the requirements for the SAT and ACT below.

On the TOEFL exam the minimum score requirement is a 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or a 90 on the internet based test (iBT). General information inquiries about the TOEFL test can be forwarded to:

TOEFL Service
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
Contact: http://www.ets.org/toefl/contact
Website: http://www.ets.org/toefl

Financial Aid

No U.S. government aid is available to foreign students, including student loans. However, you may qualify for Jessupacademic and athletic scholarships. We do not offer full academic or athletic scholarships. These scholarships are only partial awards and will not cover the entire cost of an education at Jessup. You will be responsible for any remaining tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous expenses. Please contact the Admission Office for details about the applicable scholarships.

You must provide official evidence of complete financial support for your annual educational costs at Jessup. The annual Cost Of Attendance (COA) for the current academic year may be found on the I-20 F-1 VISA Requirements for Admission document. The annual COA includes tuition, fees, room & board, books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. The official evidence that the funds to cover COA are available must be shown by monthly bank statements for one year with the total amount in U.S. dollars; it can be from more than one source.

The U.S. Affidavit of Support (form I-134) is the most common form used for official evidence. On this document the sponsor must state the exact duration and amount of money or provisions the sponsor intends to provide. If you have more than one sponsor, you must provide an Affidavit of Support form for each one. For more detailed instructions for the Affidavit of Support: Affidavit of Support Instructions

If the student’s personal funds are going to be used to pay for all or a portion of their educational costs at Jessup, then official evidence that the funds are available must be submitted to Jessup, shown through monthly banks statements, for one year, with the total amount in U.S. dollars equaling one of the budgeted amount listed on the following document: See I-20 F-1 VISA Requirements for Admission for amounts..

Required Enrollment Deposit

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Once the admissions requirements are completed and official documentation of complete and sufficient financial support for an I-20 are provided, the admission application will be submitted for consideration. If accepted, the student must pay a $5,000 (US Dollars) enrollment deposit in order to reserve a spot and be eligible to register for classes. If the student cancels before the first day of classes, WJU will fully refund the $5,000. Upon receipt of the enrollment deposit, an I-20 will be issued to the student. Each semester balance owed must be paid before starting classes or else be reported to INS.