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Current Students

Thank you for visiting the Adult Degree Program's current students page. Below, you will find resources that guide you during your time in the Adult Degree Program.

ADP Online Modules current listing of classes that are offered online to ADP students only.

Program Requirements This section reviews specific requirements to complete your program and earn your degree.

Program Handbook (PDF) - ADP Student Handbook

You can find the IS 200, Orientation to Individualized Study, handbook here.

Activating your Electronic-ID (e-ID) 

This will provide instructions for activating your electronic identification that you will need to access various online resources and accounts at JMU.

Setting up Your JMU E-mail account 

The Individualized Study Major uses e-mail to keep you up-to-date on program news and events James Madison University uses "Webmail" as its e-mail program. You must activate the account to use it. If there is another e-mail address that you use regularly, you can forward your JMU email to it.

MyMadisonTutorials 

Using the MyMadison can be a complicated experience. This page features a number of different tutorials that will be useful when you are registering for classes.

Registration Information 

This site explains in detail how the online registration process works and where to get assistance should you need it.

Registering for Management Classes

The management classes fall under the jurisdiction of the College of Business, which requires a different process for the ADP students to register for these courses. This page provides detailed explanation on how to register for management courses.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

This is JMU's official Financial Aid & Scholarships website where you will find the most up to date information on financial assistance.

JMU Parking

Parking in designated campus spaces without a parking tag will result in up to $100 fines. The Parking Services information is located on the link provided. Any unpaid parking fines will result in a “HOLD” on your student account, which will prevent you from registering for classes among other things.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Policy

CLEP tests give you the opportunity to take a test in a subject you know and earn college credit. You may incorporate this "non-Traditional" method of earning credit into your program agreement.

Commencement (Graduation) 

The Commencement Web page above provides important information for graduating students and families.

The application for graduating with the bachelors degree is linked here.  There are specific instructions on how to complete the application linked here.

Please note that the applications must be sent to the Adult Degree Program office for processing and submission to the Registrar! Be sure to have your academic advisor sign it before submission to the Adult Degree Program Director.

PLEASE NOTE THE ADP GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINES ARE:

· Spring – January 30

· Summer – May 30

· Fall – September 30

ALL ADP STUDENT GRADUATION APPLICATIONS MUST BE SIGNED BY YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND SENT TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE ADULT DEGREE PROGRAM TO SIGN OFF AS THE DEPARTMENT HEAD. 

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL YOU RECEIVE NOTICE FROM THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE THAT IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

Adult Degree Program Scholarships 

There are two scholarships available through the Adult Degree Program. The Dwight M. Sours Endowed Scholarship and the Elizabeth M. Finlayson Scholarship.

Follow the link above for more information and click here for a  link to the application. Annual deadline for the application submission is February 15.