How to Apply

The application process is different depending on whether you are applying for an M. Ed. or a certificate program. Below are the steps for each, along with information for students wishing to take a course in educational technology without being accepted into a degree or certificate. 

How to apply for a Master's Degree in Educational Technology

STEP 1: Review the Admissions Requirements for the Master's Degree.

STEP 2: Click here to apply now: https://www.applyweb.com/jmug/index.ftl Create an account if you do not already have one, and login. Scroll down to Education, to select the Educational Technology or Educational Technology for PreK-12 M. Ed. program. 

STEP 3: Complete and submit your online application, and pay a non-refundable $55 fee. Include your official transcripts and work samples on your application, and be sure to request letters of recommendation there, too.

STEP 4: When your application is complete, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

STEP 5: Look for important e-mails to activate your e-id and MyMadison account, there you will click on the Applicant Center tab where you can check the status of your application.

STEP 6: Once your application has been reviewed by the appropriate program, the program will submit an acceptance or denial decision to the Graduate School. Some admissions come with conditional or provisional terms. View the admissions decision in the Applicant Center of MyMadison and if admitted, respond to accept your offer there, too. Admitted students will receive a letter that specifies the effective date of admission (which normally coincides with the semester requested on the application) the conditions of acceptance if applicable and other important information.

How to apply for a Certificate in Educational Technology:

STEP 1: Click here to apply now: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/jmucert/ Create an account if you do not already have one. Indicate the appropriate certificate program on the form.

STEP 2: Complete and submit the online application. Pay a non-refundable $45 application fee.

STEP 3: Send your official transcripts to Ms. Theresa Jennings

STEP 4: Look for important e-mails to activate your e-id and MyMadison account.

STEP 5: Check the status of your application.

STEP 6: Once your application has been reviewed by the appropriate program, the program will submit an acceptance or rejection letter to Outreach and Engagement. Applicants will be able to view the admission decision in the Applicant Center of MyMadison. Outreach and Engagement will send official written offers of admission to applicants who have been accepted. This letter specifies the effective date of admission (which normally coincides with the semester requested on the application) and other important information.

I got in! Now what?

After being accepted into a graduate program, applicants can then log into the Applicant Center through MyMadison and either accept or decline the offer of admission. Students who want to defer enrollment may do so only with the written approval of the graduate director of their academic program and The Graduate School. Under no circumstances may the deferral be for more than one calendar year.

How to enroll in courses once admitted

After being accepted into the graduate program, you will be contacted to confirm your pathway through the program of study. Once a pathway is confirmed, you must contact Kila Posey via email at poseykx@jmu.edu and request the courses in which to enroll. This process will be followed every semester.

Application Deadlines

Apply for Summer semester no later than April 1st

Apply for Fall semester no later than July 15th

Apply for Spring semester no later than November 15th

How to Enroll in Educational Technology Courses as a Non-Degree Student

Individuals seeking enrollment as a non-degree seeking student must go to https://www.applyweb.com/jmucess/index.html create an account, and complete the “Non-degree Seeking Student Application” to login. Virginia residents must also complete the “Checklist and Application for Virginia In-state Tuition Rates.” A non-refundable $20 processing fee must accompany the application. Non-degree seeking students must submit the application and processing fee each semester they enroll in a course.

If a non-degree seeking student wishes to take a course at the 600 level and above, approval by the appropriate department head is required. Non-degree seeking students may complete the non-degree seeking student application and the in-state form by going to the "Non-Degree Seeking Student Application" here.

Courses taken in the non-degree seeking student category carry university credit, and they may be transferred into a degree program, at the discretion of the program, once the student is admitted. However, taking courses as a non-degree seeking student does not constitute admission to a program or imply later applicability of those courses toward a degree.

Contact Kila Posey at poseykx@jmu.edu to enroll in courses.

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