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Dates & Deadlines

Dropping a class after the drop deadline will result in a 'W' on the transcript and applicable tuition charges.

Fall 2014 Enrollment
Dates and Deadlines
Comprehensive Information

Basic Information

Printable Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2015 Enrollment
Dates and Deadlines
Comprehensive Information

Basic Information

Printable Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2014


Dates and Deadlines

Advanced Enrollment Period

Undergraduate Students (by appointment time only): April 7 - 14

Open Enrollment Period

Undergraduate Students: April 15 – May 23; August 4 - September 2

Graduate & Doctoral Students: April 7 – September 2

Enrollment Begins for Non Degree-Seeking Students:  August 18

Classes Begin

Semester/First Block

Monday, August 25

Second Block

Monday, October 13

Fee Payment Deadline:  Friday, August 29

End of Free Add/Drop Period:
‘W’ Grade and corresponding tuition charges will apply after this date

Semester/First Block

Tuesday, September 2

Second Block

Monday, October 20

Last Day to Add a Class with Departmental Permission

Semester/First Block

Thursday, September 11

Second Block

Wednesday, October 29

Last Day to withdraw from the University with cancellation of tuition charges:

Friday, September 12

(Student must withdraw from ALL classes to be eligible for refund)



Deadline for withdrawing with “W” grade or changing course grading options:
(Course withdrawals or credit option changes (including repeats) will not be processed after the course adjustment deadline.)


Thursday, October 23

First Block

Tuesday, September 23

Second Block

Thursday, November 13

Classes End

Semester/Second Block

Friday, December 5

First Block

Friday, October 10

Final Examinations


December 6-12

First Block

Last Class Meeting

Second Block

December 6-12

Thanksgiving Vacation:  November 24 - 28

Deadlines for Submission of Grades to Registrar's Office

Mid-semester grades

(for new freshman only)

Thursday, October 16 by 5 p.m.

First Block Grades

Tuesday, October 21 by 5 p.m.

Final Grades

Monday, December 15 by 3 p.m.

Spring 2015 semester advance registration begins:  Monday, October 27

Incomplete Grades

Last day for students to complete 2014 Spring semester and 2014 Summer session "incomplete" grades

Monday, November 17

Last day for faculty to turn in removal of incomplete grades for 2014 Spring semester and 2014 Summer session to the Office of the Registrar

Friday, December 5

Completion of Graduation Requirements deadline

Friday, December 12 (All degree requirements must be completed by this date)

Commencement exercises:  Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m.

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Enrollment Procedures

Plan and discuss your schedule with your advisor and clear all debts or other obligations that may hold your enrollment. http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/wm_library/e-campus_Holds.pps
If permission is needed to enroll in a class, obtain it from the department before attempting to enroll.

Enrollment for Fall Semester 2014 will begin on April 7, 2014. Graduate and Doctoral students may register beginning at 12:00 a.m. on April 7, 2014, through September 2, 2014.  Undergraduate students will be assigned a enrollment appointment time according to the cumulative hours earned as of the third Friday of the 2014 spring semester.  If you have pending transfer or test credit, it must be posted to your transcript by the third Friday of the current semester to be included in the calculation of hours earned.  Current enrollment does not count toward hours earned as they have not yet been completed.

Appointments are assigned by credit hours earned. Students may enroll any time after their assigned enrollment start time, but not before.

Students will need to check their student center on MyMadison to find their appointment start time. http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/wm_library/appointment_finder.pdf


Hours Earned

First Day


90 or more

April 7


60 – 89

April 8


28 – 59

April 9


0 – 27

April 11

Open enrollment for Undergraduate students begins April 15, 2014.  Graduate & Doctoral students enroll beginning April 7, 2014 through September 2, 2014.  Non-degree seeking "Special Students" may enroll through the deadlines anytime the system is available beginning August 18, 2014.

Enrolled students may adjust their schedules according to the deadlines stated in Dates and Deadlines. No adjustments will be permitted after the Thursday, October 23, course adjustment deadline for semester classes, Tuesday, September 23, for first block classes, or Thursday November 13, for second block classes.