There are two ways to apply to JMU. Select the option that is best for you.

JMU will accept either application without preference for one over another. Students should submit one - and only one - application. Both applications ask the same questions.

We recommend selecting the option that best complements your college search and application process.

JMU's Online Application

Have you conducted your college search with online resources, college websites, and campus visits?

Don't have a profile with the Coalition?

Applying for the JMU Honors College? Want a little extra time to submit your Essay Questions?

Does your school have a policy against submitting documents through the Coalition?

JMU's Online Application may be best for you. 

JMU's Coalition Application

Already have a profile with the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success?

Plan on applying to other schools in the Coalition?



JMU's Coalition Application may be best for you. Learn more about the Coalition.

Checking your Application Status

After submitting your online application, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to activate your JMU e-ID. Once activated, you will gain access to the Applicant Center in MyMadison. The email notification may take 1-2 days after submitting your application.

During the busy application season, our office receives thousands documents electronically and via the postal mail. We are working as quickly as possible to complete your application.

Read more about Checking Your Application Status

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