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Graduate Application Materials


  • Applicants must submit their applications online**

Distance Learning

  • If you are interested in applying to an online or distance learning program, you may be waived from the Immunization Form policy by filling out the waiver form and returning it to the University Health Center.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters of recommendation, resumes, and personal statements are part of the online application****
  • To check if your recommenders have sent the recommendations or to make changes login to your Online Application, click on "Review Your Activity",  navigate to the "Review Page", then click on "Manage your Recommenders."

Test Scores

  • Revisit your Program webpage to review which tests (if any) are required by your program
  • Send official standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.) directly from the testing center. The Graduate School's institutional code for test scores is 5392 (If you are applying to a CSD program your test scores will be sent to CSDCAS institutional code 1043)


  • When you apply you will upload your transcripts within the online application****. Only upload transcripts from all the universities/colleges where you have earned or anticipate earning a degree, (or expect to apply credits toward your program at James Madison University). Do not upload transcripts where you enrolled in classes but did not/nor do not intend to transfer any of the course-work

  • JMU transcripts are also required to be uploaded with your online application (however, you will not need to provide official transcripts for verification if admitted to a program)

*** Contact the Office of Disability Services to determine eligibility to submit a paper application or other accommodations in the application process

**** Not all programs require these. Revisit your Program webpage to review your program's requirements.