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General Education: JMU's Core Curriculum

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AP, IB and Dual Enrollment Credit

If a student took exams in high school for Advanced Placement, Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate courses, he or she may receive JMU credit for some courses depending upon the scores.    

To view a list of  advanced placement courses, JMU equivalents and required scores, please refer to the advanced placement courses chart in the admissions section of the undergraduate catalog.

To view a list of Cambridge International exams, JMU course equivalents and required scores, see the Cambridge International Examination section of the undergraduate catalog.

To view a list of International Baccalaureate courses, JMU equivalents and required scores, see the International Baccalaureate section of the undergraduate catalog.


Copies of the official AP, CIE and IB score reports must be sent to the JMU Office of Admission before JMU credit will be awarded (see address below). 

If you students took dual enrollment courses in high school for which there is a JMU equivalent course, they must have a copy of their official transcript sent to the JMU Office of Admission for evaluation before JMU credit will be awarded.  Transcripts can be sent to

Office of Admissions
James Madison University
MSC 0101
481 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Transfer Credit

Currently enrolled students at JMU who wish to take a General Education course at another institution and transfer the credit back to JMU, must get approval from Dr. Meg Mulrooney, Associate Vice Provost of University Programs, Maury Hall room 112 prior to taking the course. For more information about transfer credit, course approval and forms that must be completed, visit the General Education program's website for Information for Students Already Enrolled at JMU.