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Submit Credit Earned Elsewhere

In order to process your credit, JMU must receive scores and transfer credit as soon as possible. If scores and transcripts are not received prior to the last day of drop/add in the semester, you may be registered in a class for which you already have earned credit. In this case, credit will be forfeited.

AP Scores

JMU offers credit for some courses based on the AP score you earned.  Visit the Advanced Placement page in the JMU Catalog (click on Admissions, then scroll down) to view a list of courses that we will accept AP scores for, and the scores you need to receive credit.

The College Board outlines the process to request, cost, and processing time of sending AP scores to have your AP scores (including tests taken prior to your senior year in high school) sent to JMU. If you already listed JMU as a school to receive your test results every year you have taken AP tests, you do not have to go through this process.  JMU’s 4-digit college code to request AP scores be sent to JMU is 5392.

IB Scores

JMU offers credit for some courses based on the IB score you earned.  Visit the International Admission page in the JMU Catalog (click on Admissions, then scroll down) to view a list of courses that we will accept IB scores for, and the scores you need to receive credit.

The International Baccalaureate Organization outlines the process to request, cost, and processing time of sending IB transcripts to have your IB scores sent to JMU. If you already listed JMU as a school to receive your test results, you do not have to go through this process.  You need to contact the IB Coordinator at your High school for any assistance with this process.  The information you’ll need to provide for JMU is:

Full Name of University: James Madison University
Contact Person/Office: Office of Admissions
Full University Address: 800 South Main Street, MSC 0101, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Contact Email Address: admissions@jmu.edu
Contact Phone Number: 540-568-5681
Contact Fax Number: 540-568-3332

CIE Scores

JMU offers credit for some courses based on the CIE score you earned.  Visit the International Admission page in the JMU Catalog (click on Admissions, then scroll down) to view a list of courses that we will accept CIE scores for, and the scores you need to receive credit.

Cambridge International Examinations outlines the process to request, cost, and processing time of sending CIE scores to have your CIE scores sent to JMU. If you already listed JMU as a school to receive your test results, you do not have to go through this process.  The information you’ll need to provide for JMU is:

Postal address to send outcome: JMU Admissions, 800 South Main Street, MSC 0101, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Secure fax number to which outcome is to be sent: 540-568-3332

Dual Enrollment and College Transfer Credit

If you have taken college level courses at your high school through a community college or university and have earned a C or better, you may be able to receive credit for specific courses at JMU; this is called dual enrollment credit.  If you have taken courses at the community college or at a university, this is considered transfer credit.  If you have taken courses through one of the Virginia Community Colleges, visit the Office of the Registrar’s VCCS-JMU Course Comparison guide to find the JMU equivalent.

To insure that the course credit is processed by JMU, you must contact the college or university providing the credit (not your high school) and request that an official copy of your final transcript be sent to JMU:

James Madison University Office of the Registrar
Attn: Transfer Credit
800 South Main Street, MSC 3528
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate Degrees

Tell your freshman advisor as soon as possible if you are earning an Associate’s degree.  Depending on the type of associate’s degree, your General Education requirements may be waived.  Read JMU’s policies on Transferable Associates Degrees to know which associate degree programs waive your General Education requirements.