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Course Registration

The Office of the Registrar, located on the 5th floor of Warren Hall, oversees all aspects of course registration and student academic records. By clicking on "for students" within the Registrar website, you can access a variety of important information and resources.

The screenshot below shows the "For Students" page on the Registrar's website. You can view "For Students" page in a separate window.

Course Registration

All course registration is done via MyMadison. It is important that you become familiar with the different functions in MyMadison by reviewing the MyMadison tutorial.

If you are a first semester freshmen you will have an advising hold on your academic record which prevents you from dropping or adding courses to your class schedule without your freshman adviser's signature. You will be allowed to change sections within the same course without your freshman adviser's signature if you wish to look for a class section that meets at a different time.

Course Registration Appointment Times

The Office of the Registrar assigns to you an advanced registration appointment time based upon the number of cumulative hours you have earned. First priority is given to seniors, followed by juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. Information about your assigned advanced registration appointment time can be found in your e-campus student center.

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For more information about your scheduled registration appointment time and registration procedures, go to the registration dates and deadlines section on the Office of the Registrar website; select the semester in which you plan to participate in advanced registration and click on "Registration Appointments".

Understanding Registration Dates and Deadlines

The Office of the Registrar publishes a calendar of registration dates and deadlines each semester prior to when advanced registration begins. The calendar provides dates and deadlines for important registration tasks including:

  • Advanced registration
  • Open registration
  • Dropping and adding a course
  • Last date to withdraw from a course

It is important to become familiar with the calendar of registration dates and deadlines as deadlines for specific registration tasks are non-negotiable.

For more information about adjustments to your course schedule go to the registration dates and deadlines section on the Office of the Registrar website; select the semester in which you plan to participate in advanced registration and click on "Registration and Course Adjustment".

Course Overrides

All classes at JMU have enrollment limits based upon pedagogy, technology, laboratory equipment and/or room size (number of seats available). Sometimes a department is willing to grant a student an override into a class that is already full. The decision to grant an override is solely at the discretion of the academic department.

If you are granted an override into a course that is already full, you must register for the class via MyMadison.

First Class Attendance Policy

Some academic colleges and departments have first class attendance policies requiring you to attend the first class in order to stay enrolled in the course. If you fail to attend the first class, you may be administratively dropped from the course. Attending class is an important part of course mastery and performance.

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about how to use MyMadison, view additional MyMadison tutorials and see FAQ's go to the Office of the Registrar website at http://isapps.jmu.edu/ecampus/.

Click here for the MyMadison log in screen.

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