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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.

Summer 2014 Enrollment
Dates and Deadlines

Comprehensive Information
Basic Information

Fall 2014 Enrollment
Dates and Deadlines
Comprehensive Information
Basic Information
Printable Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2014


Dates and Deadlines


Advanced Registration Period

Undergraduate (by appointment only) and Graduate & Doctoral: October 28 - November 6

Open Registration Period

Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral: November 7 - January 13

Registration Begins for Non Degree-Seeking Students:  January 6

Classes Begin

Semester/First Block

Monday, January 13

Second Block

Monday, March 17

Fee Payment Deadline*:  Friday, January 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Classes Do Not Meet: Monday, January 20

End of Add/Drop Period - "W" Grade & Tuition Charges will apply after this Date

Semester/First Block

Tuesday, January 21

Second Block

Monday, March 24

Last Day to Obtain Departmental Permission to Add a Class

Semester/First Block

Thursday, January 30

Second Block

Wednesday, April 2

Tuition Refund Deadline for Withdrawal from the University: Friday, January 31

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

Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance

Tuesday, February 11 (no classes 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Evening classes (those beginning 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled

Deadline for withdrawing with “W” grade or changing course credit options (Course withdrawals or credit option changes will not be processed after the end of the course adjustment period)


Friday, March 21

First Block

Tuesday, February 11

Second Block

Tuesday, April 15

Spring Break – Classes Do Not Meet:  March 10-14

Classes End

Semester/Second Block

Thursday, May 1

First Block

Tuesday, March 4

Final Examinations


May 2 - May 8

First Block

Last Class Meeting

Second Block

May 2 - May 8

Undergraduate Graduation Application Submission Deadlines

If requirements are to be met in August:  February 15, 2014

If requirements are to be met by the end of Fall 2013 semester:  April 15, 2014

Graduate/Doctoral Graduation Application Submission Deadlines

If requirements are to be met in August:  May 30, 2014

If requirements are to be met by the end of Fall 2013 semester:  September 19, 2014

Deadlines for Submission of Grades to Registrar's Office

Mid-semester grades (for new freshman)

March 18 (deadline extended)

First Block Grades

March 18

Final Grades

May 13

Summer 2014 semester advance registration begins: March 24

Fall 2014 semester advance registration begins:  April 7

Incomplete Grades

Last day for students to complete 2013 fall semester "incomplete" grades

Friday, April 18

Last day for faculty to turn in removal of incomplete grades for 2013 fall semester to the registrar's office

Thursday, May 1

Completion of Graduation Requirements deadline

Thursday, May 8 (All requirements including final semester for undergraduate, doctoral, masters and Ed.S. May graduates must be completed by this date)

Commencement Exercises: 

Graduate/Doctoral: Friday, May 9

Undergraduate: Friday, May 9 &

Saturday, May 10

Summer 2014 Session Begins:  May 19

*Regardless of invoicing process, tuition and fees are due by January 17 or at the time of registration to avoid late fees.

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Registration Information

Plan and discuss your schedule with your advisor and clear all debts or other obligations that may hold your registration. 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 register.

Registration for Spring Semester 2014 will begin on October 28, 2013. Graduate and Doctoral students may register on October 28, 2013, through January 21, 2014.  Undergraduate students will be assigned a registration appointment time according to the cumulative hours earned as of the third Friday of the 2013 fall 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.

Undergraduate appointments are assigned in 15 minute increments by credit hours earned. Students may register any time after their assigned registration start time, but not before. 

A chart giving the appointment start times per range of credit hours is shown below. 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 of Appointments


90 or more

Oct. 28th


60 – 89

Oct. 30th


28 – 59

Nov. 1st


0 – 27

Nov. 5th

Open enrollment for Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral students begins November 7, 2013.
Non-degree Seeking "Special Students" may register through the deadlines anytime the system is available beginning January 6, 2014.

Registered students may adjust their schedules according to the deadlines stated in Dates and Deadlines. No adjustments will be permitted after the Friday, March 21 course adjustment deadline for semester classes, Tuesday, February 11 for first block classes, or Tuesday, April 15 for second block classes.

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