To apply to JMU’s Adult Degree Program, you must be 22 years or older, have a minimum of 30 transferrable college credits, and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

The deadlines for applications are:

  • Spring 1: December 1 (Begins January)
  • Spring 2: February 15 (Begins mid-March)
  • Summer: April 1  (Begins mid-May)
  • Fall 1: August 1 (Begins late-August)
  • Fall 2: September 1 (Begins mid-October)

Applications received after the deadline will be processed for the next admissions term. Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this rule.

For applicants returning to JMU

If you previously attended JMU, check out our Return to Madison information for returning students.

For applicants new to JMU

ADP cannot accept applications via the standard JMU Admissions process. Instead, complete the form below. We will contact you and help determine your eligibility to apply for the ADP. Once you have been determined as eligible to apply, we will send you a link to the online application.

You will then complete the online application and pay the non-refundable application fee of $70.

Once your application is received by the Admissions office, they will conduct a residency verification. After the verification is complete, admissions will send your application to the ADP office. Permitting acceptance, the ADP will send a confirmation email welcoming you into the program, along with a Tuition Deposit Invoice for $250. This amount is deducted from the total tuition for your first term, but is non-refundable after the first day of classes.

You are also welcome to reach out to us directly at:

Kelly Patrick
Enrollment Advisor
Adult Degree Program
(540) 705-1779

Submitting Transcripts

To apply, you will need to send your transcript(s) to:

JMU Adult Degree Program
127 West Bruce Street, MSC 6906 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

After we receive all of your transcript(s), the ADP staff will forward them to the JMU registrar’s office, and once they receive a transfer credit report, you will be contacted about how your transfer credits fit into the ADP Framework. 

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