The Coalition Application is one of two ways to apply to JMU.

Is the Coalition Application the best option for you?

The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a new application platform offered by a diverse group of more than 90 public and private US colleges and universities. Every Coalition institution provides need-based financial aid or low-cost in-state tuition, and has a six-year graduation rate of at least 70%. JMU’s six-year graduation rate is 82%.

JMU has no preference for one type of application over another. Submit one - and only one - application for admission.

Why the Coalition Application might be best for you: 

  • If your high school or community-based organization has incorporated the Coalition for Access, Affordaibility, and Success into your college search or you have already completed your Coalition Profile, the Coalition application may be your best option.
  • The Coalition Application allows students to enter personal information once that will populate the applicable sections of all their Coalition applications. JMU also requires applicants to complete a number of JMU-specific supplemental questions.

Other Features of the Coalition:

  • The Coalition Application provides a free set of tools and guidance resources for students, counselors, community-based organizations, teachers and other mentors who assist with the process of applying to college.
  • The Coalition Application provides a private online space called the Locker, where students can collect and organize digital material that might help them prepare for their college search, preparation, and application process. Only students have access to their Locker – however, they can share individual items from it with counselors or mentors for feedback and guidance. Students can also choose to attach selected items from the Locker to individual college applications based on college preferences. College admissions officers will NOT have access to the contents of a student's Locker.
    • NOTE: Prospective students should not invite JMU admissions counselors to collaborate on any items in their Locker, or invite them as a contact via the Coalition platform. Demonstrated interest is not a factor in JMU’s decision-making process.

To create an account, visit mycoalition.org. Already have a Coalition account? Start your application to JMU.

JMU's Coalition Application ONLY requires the following Profile Sections to be completed in order to start your application:

Freshman Applicants
  • Personal Information
  • Contact Information
  • Demographic Information
  • Citizenship Information
  • High School Information
  • College Information
  • College Coursework
  • Financial Aid
  • Extracurricular Activities
Transfer Applicants
  • Personal Information
  • Contact Information
  • Demographic Information
  • Citizenship Information
  • High School Information
  • College Information
  • College Coursework
  • Financial Aid
  • Extracurricular Activities
International Applicants
  • Personal Information
  • Contact Information
  • Demographic Information
  • Citizenship Information
  • High School Information
  • College Information
  • College Coursework
  • English Proficiency
  • Financial Aid
  • Extracurricular Activities

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