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Undergrad Admissions

Jessup 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 the unique qualities that make you an excellent candidate for admission into Jessup. We focus on helping you get the classes you need to graduate and preparing you for your future career. We help you become a transformational leader in your community.

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First Year Students

  • Recommended Core Curriculum

    • 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)
  • Academic Qualifications

    Although Jessup 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.

Transfer Students

  • Admissions Evaluation

    Applicants who have completed more than 30 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 30 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 & 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 Jessup.

  • Articulation Agreements & Transfer Information

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

  • Homeschooled Students

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

    It is advised to have transcripts produced by official third party homeschool organizations/networks to minimize scrutiny as to the validity of the grading. 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.


    • 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)
  • Opportunities for High School Students: College Fast Track

    Get ahead. Earn college credit while still in high school.

    Jessup University offers Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment classes to high school students, enabling them to receive college credit from a regionally accredited university. High school students can earn an associate degree while completing college and high school credit at a discounted rate of up to 93%.

    We offer Dual Enrollment courses at a significantly lower cost than traditional tuition. Additionally, if students complete 30 or more units through Jessup Dual Enrollment and/or Dual Credit while in high school, and receive a 3.0 cumulative GPA, they will receive a special scholarship applicable toward their Jessup undergraduate degree.

    For more information and to apply to College Fast Track, please visit

  • Former Jessup Students

    We are excited to know of your interest for readmission. Students with a desire to return to Jessup are very important to us. The Application for Readmission is intended for use by a former Jessup 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.

  • International Students

    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.

    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

    No U.S. government aid is available to foreign students, including student loans. However, you may qualify for Jessup academic 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 international 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..

    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 international student must pay a $1,000 (US Dollars) enrollment deposit in order to reserve a spot and be eligible to register for classes. If the international student cancels before the first day of classes, Jessup will fully refund the $1,000. 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.

Undergraduate Programs

  • All
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities & the Arts
  • Minors
  • Natural & Applied Sciences
  • Online
  • Psychology
  • Theology & Leadership

Certificate Programs

Whether you’re hoping to advance in your current job, start a new career, or just want to stay current and ahead of the competition, we encourage you to explore Jessup’s online certification programs.

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Visit Jessup

Each university is an individual, much like you. A campus visit is the best way to experience Jessup fully. We have in-person as well as virtual options to meet your needs. The time is always right to visit, and we can’t wait to meet you soon!

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Upcoming Undergrad Events

Mock Interviews

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Join the Career and Life Planning Office for in-person Mock Interviews! Students will receive constructive feedback from business partners to improve their confidence and professionalism. Click the link to sign up as a student or business partner!

Career and Internship Expo

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Join us for our annual Career and Internship Expo in the Warrior Breezeway. Come in professional attire and connect with a variety of companies, take a new LinkedIn picture, and make the most of this awesome event!

2023 Spring Preview Day

Friday, March 24

There’s a spot at Jessup only you can fill. From interest fairs to open houses to explore the campus and meet your future professors and resources, you’ll experience a day in the life of a Jessup student just like you. You’ll also receive FREE swag and food, all day long. We hope you come hungry

Jessup Theatre Presents Music Man

April 14-23

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. Travel back in time to 1912 Iowa where you will hear 76 Trombones, Marian the Librarian, and Shipoopi. Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy is said to be one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

Beauty in the Ordinary Art Show

Friday, March 31 at 6pm

Join the School of Humanities and the Arts for their annual art show: Beauty in the Ordinary. This show is free to attend, will feature songs from Masterworks Chorale, and free appetizers and desserts. Join us in the Chapel and Events Center on 3/31 to enjoy various pieces from Jessup Arts! We will see you there!

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Start a conversation with the Admissions team about who you are, what you want to achieve, and how Jessup may be the right fit for your future. | (916) 577-2220

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