You must complete a graduation application in order to graduate. Click here to access the form.
Once you have the graduation application, follow the instruction below to fill it out.
The dates listed on the Registrar website and on the application do not apply to ADP students. Deadlines for handing in your application for graduation for each semester are as follows:
Fall Semester: September 30th
Spring: January 30th
Summer (August): May 30th
You are strongly encouraged to participate in the graduation ceremony by walking to accept your diploma. Not only will you bring excitement to yourself and to your family because of your accomplishment, you will benefit our efforts with our program by making a public showing of your success.
James Madison University has a web site on graduation giving you details for the ceremony. Go to the commencement website and read what is there. You will walk with the College of Education. See the College of Education'sgraduation page for more information.
You will need to order your graduation apparel from the campus bookstore. Go to the JMU Book Store website for directions. All "Individualized Study" majors will need to get a silver tassel regardless of what degree (Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Individualized Study) you are receiving. Silver is the color of our major. Just ask the bookstore people for silver.
After you graduate, please keep in touch with our office. We would like to know of your address and employment changes and your successes. Email us often to keep us up-to-date on what you are doing. We hope you will take an active part in the Alumni Association.