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JMU Graduate Student Checklist

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Newly Admitted Student Checklist



  • Check your “To-Do” list on MyMadison. Note: You will use the same e-ID that was used for your application status to log-in. For assistance with your e-ID, visit the computing helpdesk.
  • Complete Immunization Form. Virginia state law (§ 23-7.5. Health histories required; immunizations) requires anyone entering a college or university to present a certificate of immunization/health history that documents compliance with all required immunizations. Click here to print forms and learn more about immunization requirements: http://www.jmu.edu/healthcenter/IncomingStudents/index.shtml. Questions about immunization requirements should be emailed to: healthctr@jmu.edu.
  • Check your Dukes email account. Ensure that you have proper access to your Dukes e-mail account:

For assistance with your Dukes email account, please visit: http://www.jmu.edu/computing/helpdesk/selfhelp/DukesEmail.shtml

Register for classes. After reviewing your program’s curriculum and requirements, ensure that you have registered for classes through MyMadison. Course registration is a very department- specific process. Depending on the department, you may need to register for classes soon after you receive your e-ID and password or you may need to wait until the start of the semester in August. Please contact your graduate department directly for assistance with course registration. For general information on how to register for classes, visit: http://www.jmu.edu/advising/toolkit/course.shtml#CR

Note: Current GA/TA’s must carry a full-time course load (9 credit hours) unless otherwise approved by The Graduate School. For more information visit: http://www.jmu.edu/JMUpolicy/policies/2103.shtml

Obtain your Student ID (JACard). Card Services is located in the new Student Success Center. Please visit this link for more information on how to obtain your JACard: http://www.jmu.edu/cardctr/ 

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