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Resource Contact Information You should contact this office if...
Your Assigned Academic Advisor

Check your Student Center in MyMadison
Notify Adviser Tutorial

  • You have questions about your major, minor or pre-professional program
  • You have questions about admission or progression standards in your program
  • You want guidance about whether to add, drop or withdraw from a class
University Advising & Madison Advising Peers (MAPs)

www.jmu.edu/advising
Location & Contact Info

  • You have a question about how to enroll in your classes
  • You want help understanding your program, degree or GenEd requirements
  • You want help with creating a four-year plan for meeting your requirements
Career & Academic Planning (CAP)

www.jmu.edu/cap
Location & Contact Info

  • You’re considering changing majors and want to talk about which one is best for you
  • You want to learn more about possible career options available to you
  • You’re applying for a job, internship or graduate school
Communication Center

www.jmu.edu/commcenter  

  • You’re working on an individual or group communication project and want some assistance with planning or rehearsing for the presentation
  • You’re nervous about speaking in front of a group and want advice on how to reduce speech-related anxiety
Counseling Center

www.jmu.edu/counselingctr
Location & Contact Info

  • You experience a high level of stress or anxiety that impacts your ability to study
  • You are having relationship problems with your friends, family or partner
  • You have existing or previous mental health concerns and want assistance with adjusting to being a student at JMU
Office of the Dean of Students

www.jmu.edu/deanofstudents
Location & Contact Info

  • You or your family are dealing with a personal crisis or challenging life situation
  • You are considering withdrawing from classes before the end of the semester
  • You will be absent from classes for an extended period of time for any reason
Office of Disability Services (ODS)

www.jmu.edu/ods
Location & Contact Info

  • You are a student with a physical, mental, sensory, learning or other disability
  • You wonder if you might have a disability and want to be screened to find out
  • You need access to services or accommodations to be able to participate fully in the classroom experience
English Language Learner Services (ELLS)

www.jmu.edu/ells

  • You have questions about academic culture in the US
  • You want help adjusting to being a student in a US classroom
  • You want to improve your reading, writing, speaking or listening skills in English
First Year Involvement

www.jmu.edu/orl

  • You’re a first year student and would like help being successful in the classroom
  • You’re on academic probation and would like to connect with a mentor
  • You want to connect with other students to receive tutoring, stay motivated, set goals, improve time management and positively change your study behaviors
Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI)

www.jmu.edu/LSI

  • You want some ideas about how to manage your time better
  • You want to work on your test-taking skills or managing test related anxiety
  • You want help with reading, note-taking, studying or improving your memory
  • You have high academic achievement goals and want help meeting them
Office of International Programs

www.jmu.edu/international
Location & Contact Info

  • You would like information on studying abroad in another country
  • You are an international student with a question about how to maintain your immigration status
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

www.jmu.edu/pass

  • You’re taking one of these classes and want some support with your studying: BIO 114, BIO 270, BIO 290, CHEM 120, CHEM 131, CHEM 132, CHEM 241, COB 291, ECON 201, GECON 200, MATH 205, MATH 220 (Classes are subject to change.  Check the PASS website to see if your section is supported.)
Your Professor

Check your syllabus or
JMU Campus Directory

  • You miss a class for any reason.
  • You want help with understanding an assignment or group work for a class.
  • You have a question specifically related to that class.
Office of the Registrar

www.jmu.edu/registrar
Location & Contact Info

  • You wish to change or declare a major, minor or pre-professional program
  • You have questions about registration or course enrollment dates and deadlines
  • You have questions about requesting a transcript or applying for graduation
Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC)

www.jmu.edu/smlc

  • You want help understanding course content, doing homework or a lab report in a first or second year physics, chemistry, calculus or statistics course
  • You want help in any Gen Ed math or science course
  • You want help with an online assignment in ARIS, LON-CAPA, SPSS, etc.
University Writing Center (UWC)

www.jmu.edu/uwc

  • You want help with a writing assignment you are working on
  • You want some support with improving your overall writing skills
  • You want help choosing a topic or coming up with ideas of what to write about
  • You want assistance with how to include and cite sources correctly in an essay