What is ISSS?
JMU's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers support and services to our international community. We are committed to providing timely, accurate and helpful assistance to requests regarding visa issues, employment documents for foreign workers, and all immigration matters pertinent to the students, scholars and staff of JMU. We also provide programs and services to enhance the stay of our international students and scholars, including social activities, informational sessions on issues such as culture shock, academic assistance, etc. Finally, we seek to provide educational programs to the entire campus community highlighting the numerous cultures represented on campus here and to increase awareness of cultures not currently represented.
Where is ISSS located?
oIP's International Student and Scholar Services is located in the James Madison Administrative Complex Building 6, which is directly behind the Massanutten Hall (modern brick building on S. Main Street near Buffalo Wild Wings), in Suite 23.
What are the office hours for ISSS?
Normal office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, and from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. However, office staff are occasionally at meetings during those hours, so you are encouraged to schedule an appointment or phone ahead to be sure to find someone available.
How do I register for classes?
First Year students and Transfer student will receive direction for course registration through the OneBook steps.
Transfer Students - For more information: Students Transferring from Outside of the United States
How do I transfer credits to JMU?
The Transfer Advising web site will provide information about transferring credits from another school.
What is the Health/Immunization form? How important is it?
The Immunization form provides confidential immunization and brief health history on all students at JMU. All students are required to submit an immunization form to the University Health Center. Without in you will be unable to attend classes.
Please be sure to have your form completed. If you are unable to receive all the immunizations, you will be required to get them. Many of the immunizations are available at the University Health Center, however their are fees associated. For more information, check out the University Health Center web site.