Undeclared

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use when you enroll in classes in June prior to attending Summer Springboard.

The purple area identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd courses to select from for your first semester.

The green area contains courses that are required for your major, but are optional for the first semester. If you do not enroll in the optional courses your first semester, you will do so in a later semester.

Use the GenEd section to identify additional classes to add to your schedule to create a full schedule.

identify additional classes to add to your schedule to create a full schedule.

Departmental Recommendations:

  1. If you are leaning toward a particular major, share this with your advisor prior to enrollment. Your advisor will help you consider classes to build a full schedule based on your interests.
  2. If you do not have AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment credit for WRTC 103, it is strongly recommended you enroll in WRTC 103 (see the GenEd section) if a seat is available. If WRTC 103 classes are full for the fall semester, plan to enroll in the class for the spring semester. Cluster One must be completed your first year at JMU.
  3. If your Math Placement Exam score places you in MATH 105 (STAT score <16), 155 (CALC score 15-17)and/or 156 (CALC score <15), please discuss with your advisor whether you should enroll in a math class your first semester.
  4. To assist you in identifying General Education classes and how they correspond to majors, review the Undeclared information in Module 3: Special Student Categories, and view enrollment worksheet for major(s) you're considering.
  5. If you're interested in a Pre-professional Health Program, refer to Module 3 under Special Student Categories for information on selecting related General Education courses.
  6. Consider enrolling in UNST 102 Career and Academic Planning, designed to help you explore major/career options and develop career decision-making skills.
  7. Consider enrolling in a foreign language course if you are planning to pursue a BA degree or would like to continue studying a foreign language.
  8. Create a full schedule, 14 to 16 credit hours, from the General Education Planner below. Do not enroll in more than one course within each cluster area.
  9. If you have, or are you waiting for credit from AP, IB, CIE, Dual Enrollment, etc. credit list the courses below (see JMU equivalent course(s) via links) and do not enroll in courses for which you are expecting to receive credit.

Placement Exams:

Your placement exam scores identify the appropriate course level based upon your current skills.

Math Placement Exam (MPE) Score: You need to know your Math Placement Exam scores to determine your math placement for the 1st-semester or a future semester. After completion of the MPE, enter your scores in the field below so you have this information available if you are required to take a math course your 1st-semester. If a math course is required the 1st-semester, it will be identified in the purple section below. If math is not listed, you will take math in a future semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.

Foreign Language Placement Score: You also need to know your JMUFL foreign language placement score to determine the appropriate placement level. . The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.


CALC          STAT         JMUFL Score   How to find your placement scores 

 

Major Requirement(s) for the 1st Semester

  Course Subject Code / Course Number / Course Name Fulfills

Cluster One Requirement:

Select ONE course from EITHER the Human Communications section OR the Critical Thinking courses for your 1st-semester. You will take a course from the other area in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course in the 1st-semester.

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

Human Communications course options:

Critical Thinking course options:

Cluster One requirement

1st-Semester Course Options

Below are optional courses for the 1st-semester. If these courses are not available and/or you do not meet the requirements, you will take these classes in a future semester.

  Course Subject Code / Course Number / Course Name Fulfills

UNST 102 - Orientation to Career and Academic Planning:

This is an 8-week, 1 credit hour course.

Elective

Foreign Language Requirement:

 

How to find your JMUFL score

Placement matrix for Spanish, Russian, French, and German

The BA degree has a foreign language requirement. To enroll in a new language you have never studied, enroll in the 101 level of the course. To continue studying in French, German, Russian, or Spanish, enroll based on your JMUFL score. To continue studying in all other languages, enroll in the 231 level of the language. You will confirm or adjust your course level in August when you meet with the coordinator for the language. To determine your placement course for French, German, Russian, or Spanish, see the Placement Matrix. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course in which you did not place.

Foreign Language - 3 credit hour

To view a course description click on the link above and search for the language in which you are interested.

BA requirement

General Education Courses

Complete the schedule planning process by using the General Education Planner below to identify courses to add to your schedule to create a full schedule of 14 - 16 credit hours. The number of GenEd courses you need to add from the list below is major dependent. Based on the required courses above, some majors will only need to add one GenEd course from the list below while others may need to add three GenEd courses to create a full schedule.

Notes:

Cluster One - Writing: If you do not have AP,IB,CIE or dual enrollment credit for WRTC 103, we encourage you enroll your 1st-semester. If a WRTC 103 course is not available, you will enroll in the following semester.

Cluster Three - Quantitative Reasoning: Math courses are restricted to students in majors that require a math class in the 1st-semester. If your major requires math in the 1st-semester, it will be indicated above in the purple Required area of this worksheet. If a math course is not identified in the purple Required section above, your advisor will discuss your math placement score and math recommendation for your major when you meet in the summer.

Cluster Four - American Experience: This is an area where many students have earned credit through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from a different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Cluster Five - Sociocultural Domain: If you are waiting on test or grade results for Psychology through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Modified GenEd Planner for 1st-Semester Use

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

Cluster One - Skills for the 21st Century

Cluster Four – Social and Cultural Processes

Critical Thinking (C1CT)

See the required section of this worksheet.

Human Communication (C1HC)

See the required section of this worksheet.


You will enroll in either a critical thinking OR human communications course for your 1st-semester.

The American Experience (C4AE) 4 credit hours

If you are waiting for AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment credit for history or government, do not enroll until you have received your results. 4 credit hours.

The Global Experience (C4GE) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available. Do NOT enroll in POSC 220 if you have credit for POSC 225 or are planning to take POSC 225.

Writing (C1W) 3 credit hours

If you are waiting for test or grade results for writing through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment, wait for your results.

Cluster Two – Arts and Humanities

Cluster Five – Individuals in the Human Community

Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.


Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

Wellness Domain (C5WD) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • HTH 100 - Personal Wellness
  • 15-hour physical activity requirement of your choice for the semester.

  • KIN 100 - Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Lecture and a specific physical activity per course section. Read the TOPIC section of the class when enrolling to identify the fitness activity. Swim conditioning assumes students can already swim.


Sociocultural Domain (C5SD) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

Cluster Three – The Natural World

Quantitative Reasoning (C3T1G1)

If a math course is required for your 1st-semester, it will be indicated above in purple required section. Otherwise, math is not required for your major the 1st-semester.  You will enroll in a math class in a later semester based on your MPE score. Talk with your advisor about your MPE score during your Summer Springboard visit.

 

Physical Principles (C3T1G2) 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

Natural System (C3T1G3) 3 credit hours unless indicated

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available. 3 cr hrs each unless indicated otherwise.

Save and/or print this worksheet to use as a guide when you enroll in classes in June.