JMU Outreach & Engagement is proud to partner with school divisions to offer dual enrollment programs. These programs allow eligible students to earn college credit while completing their high school diploma, in an environment that offers JMU's high academic standards while creating a continuum of learning between high school and college.
To enroll in a JMU credit class, students must be high school Juniors or Seniors (or homeschool equivalent), and at least 14 years of age. Rising Juniors qualify as long as the Sophomore year requirements have been completed. A reference may be requested from the student's educational institution to verify enrollment status and/or endorse the student's ability to take a college level course.
Dual enrollment students have non-degree seeking student status at JMU. Enrollment as a non-degree seeking student does does not qualify as undergraduate admission to the University. For more information on applying for undergraduate admission, please see the JMU Office of Admissions.
High school students seeking to register at JMU as dual enrollment students must submit the Non-degree Seeking Student Application form, a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor, and a transcript of high school grades. Registration must be approved by the head of the department(s) in which the student desires to take a course(s).
Students may enroll in one of three (3) ways:
1. Regularly scheduled college credit courses taught at JMU (see our NDS INFO PAGE for more information);
2. Specially scheduled college credit courses, with enrollment limited exclusively to high school students, and taught at the high school;
3. Specially scheduled college credit courses, with enrollment limited exclusively to high school students, and taught on JMU's campus.
Dual enrollment students may enroll in no more than two courses during each JMU academic term (fall, spring, summer) while attending high school classes. While recent high school graduates may register for summer work as non-degree students, this does not constitute admission to these terms.
Should the student enroll as a full-time student at JMU following high school graduation, credits earned, where appropriate, will apply toward degree requirements following the completion of one term. Transfer of these credits to other colleges will be at the discretion of the institution concerned.
For more information about dual enrollment programs and partnerships with school divisions, please contact Lindsay Aldrich at 540.568.5248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.