Entrance Requirements

Long-Term Entrance Requirements

Master of Arts Degree & Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Complete application
  • Complete references
  • Good physical condition
  • Pay appropriate fees
  • TOEFL score 550 for non-native English speakers or 2 years at an English only college
  • 3.0 GPA on official transcripts from post-secondary institutions and completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Semester Abroad Program: (Graduate or Undergraduate)

  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a 2.5 GPA
  • Successfully completed one year of college
  • Complete application
  • Good physical condition
  • Pay appropriate fees
  • TOEFL score 550 for non-native speakers of English or 2 years at an English only college
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions or Registrar's signature (Associated School transfer students)

Short-Term Entrance Requirements

Historical & Geographical Settings and Jesus & His Times

  • Complete pastoral reference
  • Be in good physical condition
  • TOEFL score 550 for non-native speakers of English or 2 years at English only college
  • 3.0 GPA on official transcripts from post-secondary institutions or Registrar's signature (Associated School transfer students); not required if only auditing the course
  • If 50 years or more, doctor's exam and approval
  • Pay application fee and deposit

All Other Short-Term Programs

  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete application
  • Be in good physical condition
  • If 50 years or more, doctor's exam and approval
  • Pay application fee and deposit

Policy Regarding Children

Regularly Scheduled Programs: Mature children 13 years of age or older are allowed when accompanied by parent. Couples or individual parents who bring children need to be housed off-campus.

Special Programs: The decision to allow children is up to the group leader who is arranging the program. Any program with children needs to be housed off-campus.

Non-Discrimination Policy

JUC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national, or ethnic origins. Course work involves sustained hiking and daily climbing, up stairs and/or hills, up to 10 miles a day in rugged terrain to places that are normally inaccessible. Therefore, JUC programs are not feasible for those with certain physical disabilities or limitations.