If you’re always on the go, experience an accessible, relational, and achievable education from the convenience of your home. Our online degree programs are career-focused and Christ-centered, offered in a flexible format. With accelerated programs you can complete in only seven weeks, our online degrees are ideal for busy, working adults. Multiple start dates throughout the year help fit your busy schedule.
You’ll receive guidance each step of the way. Additionally, Jessup welcomes transfer students and military veterans. Join us at Jessup Online where you’ll connect personally with faculty, learn, and grow alongside classmates with similar goals and dreams.
Get credit for what you’ve already experienced! Credit for Prior Learning
Jessup is authorized to offer distance education in California as well as other states. However, Jessup is not authorized to offer distance education in other countries at this time. State Disclosures
STUDENT LOCATION POLICY
A determination of a student’s location is made at the time of application upon review of the completed student application for admission. A student’s initial location at the time of enrollment is documented in Jessup’s official student information system of record. Local Address is defined as where a student is physically located while engaged in their academic program. Students are required to notify the university of a change in location. Should a distance education/online student relocate to a state in which Jessup is not authorized or otherwise exempt, enrollment and/or licensure eligibility may be negatively affected.
Start your Online Education
At Jessup, we want to make the admissions process for our online degree programs as simple as possible. While the various online programs have individual admissions requirements, our general requirements are simple: Submit official copies of your high school and undergraduate transcripts, and if under 21 years of age, submit your SAT or ACT scores as well.
Talk to an Enrollment Counselor
One of our friendly enrollment counselors can help you find the program that will help you meet your career goals.
Ready to take the next step? Jessup’s online application will guide you through the process. Apply for any of the six start dates, and be sure to fill out all the required fields.
Submit your transcripts and other official documents
You’ll need to send Jessup some official documentation. If you are transferring from another university or applying for a graduate degree, please provide your undergraduate transcript and any program-specific requirements.
You can send your documents in two different ways:
Jessup University, ATTN: Office of Online Admissions
2121 University Avenue
Rocklin, CA 95765
By email: (unofficial copies only): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready for the first day of class!
Be sure to sign up for financial aid by completing the FAFSA form. Once you’ve been accepted, you can enroll in your courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Semester Dates & Start Dates
View Academic Calendar for important semester dates and start dates (dependent on programs).
Information for Transfer Students
At Jessup, we know you worked hard for the college credits you’ve already earned. That’s why we allow you to transfer credits from other accredited institutions and apply them toward your chosen online degree program. Our generous transfer policy allows you to complete your degree faster.
After you’ve applied to Jessup, we’ll review your college transcripts to determine which credits will transfer over. One of our enrollment counselors will help you through each step of the way to help make the process as seamless as possible.
|Maximum Transfer Credits
|All Undergraduate Degrees
|M.A. Leadership – Christian Ministry
Per university policy, you can transfer up to 90 credits from a previously attended institution for your bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 70 credits can be from AP, IB, CLEP, DANTES, CPL and community colleges combined. Up to one-half of a major and/or minor can be transferred.
For master’s degrees, the total amount of credits you can transfer varies. Your transfer credits must stem from degree work and not through life experience.
- M.A. Leadership – Christian Ministry: 9
- MBA: 6
- M.S. Kinesiology: 9
Police Academy Transfer Credits
Students who have completed police officer academy training can transfer up to 12 credits to count toward general education or comparable core courses for our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. For POST-certified non-transferable credits, Jessup will accept one credit per every three credits completed. If the student has less than 12 credits of general education left to transfer in, credits will be applied to the core courses in the following order:
- PPOL 469: Violence and Terrorism
- PPOL 368: Forensics
- PPOL 364: Police and Society
- PPOL 366: Corrections
- PPOL 260: Intro to Criminal Justice
- PPOL 362: Criminology
Becoming an Online Student
Can I speak to a live person to discuss my options?
Yes, you can talk to one of our enrollment counselors, who can answer any of your questions and help find the right program for you.
How do I apply?
To apply to any of our online degree programs, fill out the online application form. You will also need to submit official copies of your transcripts, as well as any other degree-specific required documentation. Our admissions process page to learn more information on what to expect throughout the application process.
Is an online course the same as an independent study class?
No. In an online course, you’ll be part of a learning community that emphasizes learning through interaction and communicating with fellow students and the professor every week.
Costs and Financial Aid
Are there any fees in addition to tuition?
There is a program specific fee for Registration/Library/Technology (ReLiTe) fee of $25 per unit.
Can I get financial aid?
Yes, you can receive financial aid. Complete the FAFSA form to determine eligibility. Not all financial aid is based on need. To learn more about your financial aid options, including scholarships and grants, visit our Online Financial Aid page.
Can I use my financial aid to purchase textbooks?
If your financial aid exceeds the cost of your tuition and you receive funds back, you may use that credit balance to purchase textbooks for your courses.
Do I have to apply for financial aid by a certain date?
In order to be considered for the Cal Grant, you must complete the FAFSA by March 2. However, even if you miss the deadline, you should still submit the FAFSA as there may be other financial aid options available to you.
How do I apply for financial aid?
After you’ve completed your application for admission to Jessup, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Remember to use our FAFSA code: 001281. After we have received your information, we’ll notify you of the financial aid you’re eligible for.
How do I know if I qualify for financial aid?
The majority of our students qualify for and receive some form of financial aid. After you’ve completed the FAFSA, we’ll send you a letter detailing all of the aid you qualify for.
I don’t think I qualify for financial aid. Should I still fill out the FAFSA?
Yes. You probably qualify for more financial aid than you think as the FAFSA takes many factors into account. Also, if you wish to be considered for federal student and parent loans, it’s required that you complete the FAFSA.
I’m currently serving in the military or am a veteran. Can I get any benefits?
Yes, we offer benefits to military members and veterans. Jessup is a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program and has an available scholarship for women in the U.S. Army. For more information, visit our military and veterans page.
Is it possible to transfer credits?
Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credits for a bachelor’s degree or up to 25 percent of the total program credits for our master’s degrees.
What is the cost of tuition?
The cost of tuition varies on the online program. If you’d like to learn specific tuition costs, please see our Online Financial Aid page.
When can I begin applying for financial aid?
The FAFSA becomes available on Oct. 1 for the upcoming academic year. Many outside scholarships start accepting applications on Jan. 1.
Do I have to be available at certain times or places to participate in an online course?
While there are expectations for attendance (at least four days per week) and deadlines for assignments, you can complete your coursework whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.
How do I enroll and register for an online program?
Everything is completed online, from enrollment to course registration to payment. Once you complete the application process, you’ll receive details on how everything works.
How do I get my textbooks and other class materials?
The Jessup Campus Store website contains a list of all the required textbooks and materials for your courses. You can also get your textbooks here: jessup.slingshotedu.com/sign or purchase your textbooks online through your preferred vendor.
How long will it take for me to complete my degree?
Our degrees can take as little as two years to complete. Our bachelor’s degrees typically take four years, while our graduate degrees take approximately two years.
How much time am I expected to devote to an online class every week?
Our semesters last an intensive seven weeks. You should expect to spend up to 12 hours per week for one three-unit course. For two-unit courses, this works out to be about 9 hours each week. How much time you actually spend on your coursework depends on online proficiency, reading and writing speeds, etc.
When do classes start?
We have six start dates for all our programs, so you can choose when to begin your classes. View our academic calendar for a listing of all the start dates.
What kind of technology is required to access my program?
Generally, all you need is a computer and a reliable internet connection to participate in our online degree programs. You can also view specific Windows and Mac recommendations and hardware specifications on the Student Hardware Recommendation page.
Will there be technical support available for my programs?
You can access 24-hour technical support through Moodle, our learning management system. You can also contact our IT department during work hours by emailing email@example.com.
Depending on the program, you may be required to submit additional information, such as:
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal essay
- University form
For specific information regarding admissions requirements, consult your selected online degree.
If you have already completed some coursework at another college, you can easily transfer your credits. Those applying for an online undergraduate program can complete their bachelor’s degree in two years if they transfer 60 units and maintain a full workload. Per university policy, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours from another accredited institution for an undergraduate program.
Learn more about transferring your credits.
military students & veterans
Students who are serving in the military or are veterans are welcomed to Jessup. We proudly participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to provide eligible veterans with their tuition costs and most fees covered. We also offer the U.S. Army Women’s Foundational Legacy Scholarship, which provides up to $2,500 per year to those who qualify.
Learn more about how Jessup serves its military students and veterans.
what to expect after applying
After you receive your letter of admission, your enrollment counselor will help you prepare for your first day of classes. They will assist you with:
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more or ready to apply? Take the next step on your Jessup journey.