A student wishing to earn credits at another institution, either during the summer or during a regular academic session, MUST obtain permission from the registrar's office in advance of taking courses from another institution (please complete: Permission Form to Take Courses for Transfer Credit.
In ALL cases, students already matriculated at JMU MUST have a completed “Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit” form on file with the Office of the Registrar. This form should be completed prior to registering for any course outside of JMU with the required signatures. JMU does NOT guarantee that permission will be granted.
The General Education program allows students to transfer credit for a particular course based on a comparison of course objectives and content at JMU with those at the other institution. Once students have enrolled for classes at JMU, they are expected to complete the General Education program here. The Dean of University Studies, the Associate Dean of University Studies, or a Cluster Coordinator must approve any exception to this policy.
The following restrictions will be applied to transferring in credit for the General Education program.
Exceptions to these policies will be reviewed on an individual basis. Such exceptions may include those students who wish to participate in study abroad programs or other special circumstances.
The student is responsible for having an official transcript mailed to the Office of the Registrar when the work has been completed. Credit hours will be awarded for approved courses carrying a "C" or better grade (2.0 quality points). Grades for courses taken at another institution are not included in grade point average calculations although they will be used in determining graduation honors for eligible students.
JMU General Education Course Equivalent/VA Community College System or Richard Bland College
See a list of courses by General Education Clusters from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College to JMU for matriculated students.