TIPS about enrolling:

  • Enrollment appointment defined - the appointment references the date and time you may begin enrolling.  Enrollment remains open until the 4th week of July.
  • You may see your enrollment appointment on June 7th in MyMadison
  • Actual enrollment does not begin until your enrollment appointment starts. 
  • The full schedule of available classes will not viewable in MyMadison until June 12th.  Shopping carts are not useful if created prior to June 12th and may cause technical issues.  If you place courses in your shopping cart you may have to start over when enrollment begins.
  • Entry of classes in the shopping cart does not save the seat in the class.  You are not enrolled until the enrollment process is finalized.  View the MyMadison tutorials for instructions.

Resources for enrollment in mid-June

1.  Your Enrollment Appointment -  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. 

2.  Can I Get There On Time? Use this guide to determine if you can get between back-to-back classes across campus.  The classroom location is located in the class search information.  If there is a checkmark between the locations, you can get from one class to the next in 15 minutes.  For example, you can get from a class in Maury Hall in the Bluestone area to Showker Hall in the Lakeside area in 15 minutes. 

3.  Schedule Planner (video) -  Schedule Planner 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 enroll in classes, fast ways to find the GenEd courses that are open in each cluster, adding, dropping and swapping classes, etc. 

5. Waitlists - The waitlist section of a course is only available to those majors that require the course the first semester as indicated in the purple section of the enrollment worksheets.  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.   View the tutorial for adding a waitlist class.


6.  When it is time to enroll in June:

checklist of information to gather

  7.  Our Expectations:

    • YOU will enroll yourself in classes--not anyone else.
    • 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 wherever 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.

      8.  After you enroll in classes  -  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.


Advising Questions?  If you have questions regarding course selection after reviewing all the material in Modules 1 through 5, you may send an email to

For general questions, email

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