Frequently Asked Questions

The Catalog includes information you would expect to find, such as courses and major requirements; however, it also includes useful inforamtion about the university. While covering many important areas, we must leave some things out of the book. Though the Catalog prints a large quanity of useful information, it does not include does not describe areas.

Did you know that the catalog includes...


... Admissions information?

This information is useful for incoming and recently admitted students. Do you have IB or AP credit? This section can tell you if your credits transfer.


... Academic policies and procedures?

This section is a must-read for students. Here you will find information about academic standing and classification. You can learn about adding, dropping or withdrawing from courses and earning credits. You can also review your rights as a student regarding your educational records. And, for seniors: graduation requirements.


... Student programs and services?

Everything you need to take care of business is located here. This section offers brief descriptions, addresses, and contact information regarding student services including the bookstore, card, dining, and parking services, and more. This section is a great starting point for finding and making use of the resources the university offers.


... Learning opportunities and resources?

James Madison University offers many opportunities and resources for students academically and professionally. This section pulls this information together.


... Tuition and fees information?

Because tuition varies from year to year and is often not set by the time the book goes to press, dollar amounts are not included in the catalog. You can find this information at the University Business Office. Instead, this section in the catalog lists school related fees and includes information for making payments.


... Financial aid, scholarship, and student employment information?

This section provides students with basic information regarding FASFA forms and state and federal scholarships and loans. Information about work-study programs and student employment is also included. This section provides students with information to get started. It does not include job listings or hiring information. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office Web site.


... Valid information for each catalog year?

The catalog you receive your first year is valid throughout your academic career. You do not need to purchase a new one because the old one is still current for you.


... Classes departments could teach?

The classes listed in the Catalog are not necessarily the classes that will be offered in a given academic year. The classes listed represent the courses departments are capable of teaching. Refer to e-campus to view the schedule of classes offered by semester.

 

Did you know that the catalog does not include...

... Detailed information about career, dining or parking services?

The catalog is meant to provide information to help you plan your academic career. It does include Student Life information to get you started at JMU but is not an exhaustive resource. View the JMU Web site for comprehensive information regarding Student Life and Services.

... Schedules of courses offered in a given year or semester?

The catalog lists classes that departments have the faculty and resources to offer, not necessarily classes that will be offered. To view which courses will be offered, refer to e-campus.

... Dollar amounts for tuition?

Because tuition varies from year to year and is often not set by the time the book goes to press, dollar amounts are not included in the catalog. You can find this information at the University Business Office.

Do you have any questions about the catalog? If so, please contact ug-catalog@jmu.edu.

 

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