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Follow @JMUFYAdvising for important advising updates and announcements.  Tweet us with quick advising questions or email us at JMU1stSemester@jmu.edu for general information or freshmanadvising@jmu.edu for advising questions.

On June 12th at 7:00 PM ET, Career and Academic Planning will host a webinar on the enrollment process and address your advising questions. You may register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/2km3rjs 

Remember to check your JMU email on a regular basis for updated information and correspondance from your advisor!

The fifth module provides tips to consider when enrolling in classes and teaches you how to use the MyMadison portal to enroll.  The last step in this module addresses concerns you may have regarding your schedule once you have created it and, how and when, you may modify your schedule.

Please Note:  The information in this module prepares you for your enrollment appointment.  You may locate your enrollment appointment in the MyMadison system beginning June 8th, but you will not actually enroll in classes until mid-June. 

If you look at class options in the MyMadison system now, many classes will show as being closed because we have not opened seats for freshmen.  Seats will open in mid-June with the enrollment appointments.  Class seats are distributed across enrollment appointments so every student has the same opportunity to enroll.  

We discourage you from adding classes to your shopping cart before June 14th as it may cause technical issues when you actually enroll.

1.  Your Enrollment Appointment - Information regarding enrollment appointments during the mid-June enrollment period.  To locate your enrollment appointment, log into MyMadison, click on Student Center.  The enrollment appointment can be found on the right side of the screen in the blue boxes.  Click on the box for more detailed information.

2.  Can I Get There On Time? - Walking Map - Learn about getting around on campus and factoring travel time into the development of your schedule.

3.  Schedule Planner (video) -  Schedule Planner is a new feature that assists you with the creation of your class schedule. Use Schedule Planner to identify multiple schedule options based on your course selections.  Schedule Planner allows you to block times that your may be unavailable due to practice times or other commitments.

4.  How to enroll in classes - MyMadison Tutorials - Tutorials on using MyMadison to make changes to your class schedule.

5. Waitlists - Occasionally you may see a waitlist option for a class indicated by a yellow triangle.  

The waitlist section of a course is only available to those majors that require the course the first semester.  If your major does not require the course for the fall semester, you will not be able to place yourself on the waitlist for the class.  You should plan to enroll in the class in a later semester.  To see if a class has a waitlist, uncheck the “Show Open Classes Only” box when you do a search.  View the tutorial for adding a waitlist class.

Understand that you do not enroll in classes until mid-June.  We do NOT recommend you try to schedule your classes and hold them in the shopping cart too soon.  We have closed classes and are making internal modifications until June 9th.  Attempting to save classes in your shopping cart before then may result in you having to start over when your enrollment start date actually begins mid-June.

5.  When it is time to enroll in June:

   a.  Make sure you know when the enrollment appointment begins.  (Module 5, Step 1)

   b.  Have the following completed and/or near you:

  • Enrollment Worksheet for your major and GenEd options (Module 4)
  • Can I Get There On Time? map (Module 5, Step 3)
  • Your AP, IB, CIE and Dual Enrollment information (Module 3, Step 3)
  • Pertinent Special Student Category information (Module 3, Step 2)
  • Access to the Schedule Planner and MyMadison tutorials (Module 5, Steps 4 & 5)

   c.  Use the Schedule Planner system to create your schedule options (Module 5, Step 7) - Schedule Planner is a class scheduling tool that allows the user to select desired academic courses while also blocking off times during the day that are reserved for other commitments like work, sport practices, club meetings, etc.  Schedule Planner will produce all available combinations of classes taking in to account the reserved periods of time.

6.  Our Expectations:

  • You will enroll yourself in classes. It is vital that you enroll yourself in your courses and become familiar with the process you will use for the next 4 years.

  • You will contact us if you have questions.  We are very student focused and feel it is in your best interest to start this academic journey by communicating directly with you.  If questions arise, please be the one to call us.
  • You will arrive to Summer Springboard Orientation with a full schedule.  Once the MyMadison enrollment system opens in mid-June, you have 24-hour access to enroll in classes.  We make the system available in order to accommodate your summer schedule.  Enrollment is accessible from almost any mobile device.  This means you may enroll from where ever you are this summer.  The sooner you enroll, the sooner your Academic Advisor will have an opportunity to review your schedule and discuss any necessary changes before you arrive to Summer Springboard.  You will be at a disadvantage if you show up for Summer Springboard without having created your schedule.
  • You will not share your JMU login or password information with anyone.  Sharing your login information is a violation of JMU Policy 1207.
  • You will use official JMU sources for information.  Official sources include the One Book, these enrollment modules, email (see below), phone contact with JMU offices, your Academic Advisor, and the online catalog.  Any advice you may receive via social media sources is not official and generally incorrect because our procedures have changed since last year.

7.  After your enrollment appointment.  -  Prior to your First-Year Summer Springboard Orientation Session, your advisor will review your schedule.  If modifications are necessary, your advisor will contact you via email or will discuss them with you during your Summer Springboard advising session. Click here for a tutorial on using Schedule Planner.


Advising Questions?  If you have questions regarding academics after reviewing all the material in Modules 1 through 5, you may send an email to freshmanadvising@jmu.edu .

For general questions, email JMU1stSemester@jmu.edu.

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