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Admissions and Progression Standards

Some majors at JMU have admission or progression standards that reflect the level of talent and performance necessary for success in the major. In some programs, admission and performance standards grow out of external accrediting and licensure entities. 

All majors and education pre-professional programs fall into one or more categories:



Talent based fine arts programs

Talent based fine arts programs that require an audition or portfolio review as part of the process for admission to the major:

Programs with absolute size limits

Programs with absolute size limits where the number of majors accepted each year is limited by technology labs and clinical sites :

Programs with Progression Standards

Programs with Progression Standards such as course pre-requisites and GPA requirements where your ability to master subject content in lower division courses is essential for success in upper division classes:

Programs open to any student in good academic standing: