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RE-ENTRY STUDENTS

Absent Less Than Two Years | Absent Two Years or More | Re-entry FAQs | Earning A Second Bachelor's Degree

 

Students previously enrolled as degree-seeking students at JMU who have not attended JMU for one or more semesters and who wish to return to their studies at JMU are classified as re-entry students. Your re-entry process depends upon your length of absence and academic standing at the time of departure.

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Re-entry Students – Absent From JMU For Less Than Two Years

Students on Academic Probation

Students who left the university on academic probation, and who have been absent for one semester or more, but less than two years, must: 

                          Assistant Vice Provost for Academic   Student Services

                          James Madison University

                          MSC 7506

                          71 Alumnae Drive

                          Harrisonburg, VA 22807

No faxed or e-mailed submissions will be accepted.

Re-entry is not guaranteed, but contingent upon review by an academic review committee chaired by the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Student Services. Such review may result in denial or conditional re-entry.

Students on Academic Suspension

Students who are placed on a first academic suspension may follow the appeal process in the JMU Undergraduate Catalog or apply for re-entry after their suspension period is complete. Students must:

                          Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Student Services

                          James Madison University

                          MSC 7506

                          71 Alumnae Drive

                          Harrisonburg, VA 22807

No faxed or e-mailed submissions will be accepted.

Re-entry is not guaranteed, but contingent upon review by an academic review committee chaired by the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Student Services. Such review may result in denial or conditional re-entry. 

Students in Good Standing

Students who left the university in good standing and who have been absent for one semester must submit an Undergraduate Intent to Enroll form to the Office of the Registrar.

Activation for students who take a leave of absence for documented medical or mental health reasons will be contingent on receipt of a letter from the attending physician indicating the student is able to attend classes

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Re-entry Students – Absent for Two Years Or More

Re-Entry Students Pursuing B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.N. and B.S.W Degrees

Students who plan to re-enter after an absence of two or more calendar years, regardless of their academic standing at the time of departure, who are planning to pursue a traditional degree program (i.e. are not planning to pursue the Adult Degree Program) upon re-entry must:

  • Apply for re-entry through the Academic Student Services by completing the Undergraduate Re-Entry Form.
  • Complete a one page personal statement citing the reason for departure and interim activities.
  • Mail your completed Undergraduate Re-Entry Form, personal statement, and all applicable documentation by the deadline for the semester/term in which you wish to return to:

                          Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Student Services

                          James Madison University

                          MSC 7506

                          71 Alumnae Drive

                          Harrisonburg, VA 22807

No faxed or e-mailed submissions will be accepted.

Re-entry is not automatic but subject to committee review of the application, the personal statement citing the reason for absence, and evaluation of work completed at JMU as well as work completed at other institutions during the student’s absence from JMU.

Please note: You are responsible for making sure that all registration holds are cleared before you will be eligible to register.

Re-Entry Students Pursuing a B.I.S. Degree/the Adult Degree Program

Students who plan to re-enter after an absence of two or more calendar years, regardless of their academic standing at the time of departure, who are planning to pursue the Adult Degree Program (ADP) upon re-entry must:

  • Submit the electronic request for information form (www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/adultdegree/inforequest.shtml) to ADP or call the ADP office to set up an appointment to meet with an ADP program advisor at 540-568-4255 or 540-568-6824.
  • Submit transcripts from schools they have attended to the ADP office for transfer credit evaluation at 127 W. Bruce St. MSC 6906 Harrisonburg VA 22807 or electronically to adp@jmu.edu.

Once ADP staff receives the transfer evaluation back from the Office of the Registrar (a process that can take 2 to 4 weeks), they will email the results to the student.  If the student qualifies, they will receive an electronic copy of the ADP Undergraduate Re-Entry Form.

After receiving an electronic copy of this ADP Undergraduate Re-entry Form, re-entry students must:

  • Read the form’s general instructions.
  • Complete the Adult Degree Program (ADP) Undergraduate Re-Entry Form.
  • Complete a one-page personal statement.
  • Submit the form, the one-page personal statement, and all applicable documentation by the deadline for the term in which you wish to return to:

                          Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Student Services

                          James Madison University

                          MSC 7506

                          71 Alumnae Drive

                          Harrisonburg, VA 22807

 No faxed or e-mailed submissions will be accepted.

Re-entry is not automatic but subject to committee review of the application, the personal statement citing the reason for absence, and evaluation of work completed at JMU as well as work completed at other institutions during the student’s absence from JMU.

Please note: You are responsible for making sure that all registration holds are cleared before you will be eligible to register.

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Re-entry FAQs

 Coming Soon!

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Interested in Earning a Second Bachelor's Degree?

Earning a second baccalaureate degree

A student may only earn two different baccalaureate degrees through concurrent or consecutive enrollment at James Madison University. The following requirements must be met to earn a second degree: 

  • Earn a minimum of 150 credit hours, including a minimum of 60 hours at JMU.
  • Meet all degree and university graduation requirements for both degree programs.
  • Meet all prerequisite and course requirements in two different major fields.
  • Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from another institution may not earn a second baccalaureate degree at James Madison University.

JMU alumni who wish to obtain a second major need to contact JMU Outreach and Engagement.