NEW ACCEPTED STUDENTS
Welcome to James Madison University
Greetings and congratulations on your acceptance to James Madison University (JMU)! The International Student and Scholar Services office is looking forward to greeting and welcoming you in person. You may understand that you must arrive on JMU's campus towards the end of August but the specific details may be very unclear. Furthermore, you and your family members may have many questions related to where you will be living, what the weather will be like, where the nearest airport is located, etc. Knowing exactly what you need to do and sorting it out is overwhelming. Having to do so from a different country is an even more daunting task. Rest assured that we are familiar with the obstacles and challenges that you are facing.
For this reason, we have broken down the information in terms of what steps you need to take care to meet all pertinent requirements, and general information for how to prepare for your arrival. Make sure to start working on these pre-departure steps immediately (even prior to having your Visa approved. It wil not cost you additional money to begin these steps and/or to register for classes... even if your Visa is not approved and if you should need to withdraw from classes):
- Freshmen OneBook Steps (or pre-departure steps)
- Transfer students OneBook Steps (or pre-departure steps)
- Exchange students need to take care of their pre-departure steps with Donna Sharpes.
- Graduate students pre-departure steps.
- iSC (Study Group) students need to take care all of their pre-departure steps with Joyce Risse
If you are still unclear as to what you need to do please feel free to contact:
- Thomas Lavenir- for information related to Transitions and to the different steps that you need to fulfill.
- Gina Kudrav- for information related to immigration and visas