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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

Spring 2015


Dates and Deadlines


Advanced Enrollment Period

Undergraduate (by appointment only) and Graduate & Doctoral: October 27 - November 5

Open Enrollment Period

Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral: November 6 - January 20

Enrollment Begins for Non Degree-Seeking Students:  January 5

Classes Begin

Semester/First Block

Monday, January 12

Second Block

Monday, March 16

Fee Payment Deadline*:  Friday, January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Classes Do Not Meet: Monday, January 19

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

Semester/First Block

Tuesday, January 20

Second Block

Monday, March 23

Last Day to Obtain Departmental Permission to Add a Class

Semester/First Block

Thursday, January 29

Second Block

Wednesday, April 1

Tuition Refund Deadline for Withdrawal from the University: Friday, January 30

(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 20

First Block

Tuesday, February 10

Second Block

Tuesday, April 14

Spring Break – Classes Do Not Meet:  March 9-13

Classes End

Semester/Second Block

Thursday, April 30

First Block

Tuesday, March 3

Final Examinations


May 1 - May 7

First Block

Last Class Meeting

Second Block

May 1 - May 7

Undergraduate Graduation Application Submission Deadlines

If requirements are to be met in August:  February 13, 2015

If requirements are to be met by the end of Fall 2013 semester:  April 15, 2015

Graduate/Doctoral Graduation Application Submission Deadlines

If requirements are to be met in August:  May 29, 2015

If requirements are to be met by the end of Fall 2013 semester:  September 19, 2015

Deadlines for Submission of Grades to Registrar's Office

Mid-semester grades (for new freshman)

March 6 (deadline extended)

First Block Grades

March 17

Final Grades

May 12

Summer 2015 semester advance registration begins: March 23

Fall 2015 semester advance registration begins:  April 6

Incomplete Grades

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

Friday, April 17

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

Thursday, April 30

Completion of Graduation Requirements deadline

Thursday, May 7 (All requirements including final semester for undergraduate, doctoral, masters and Ed.S. May graduates must be completed by this date)

Commencement Exercises: 

Graduate/Doctoral: Thursday, May 7

Undergraduate: Friday, May 8 &

Saturday, May 9

Summer 2015 Session Begins:  May 18

*Regardless of invoicing process, tuition and fees are due by January 16 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.

Undergraduate students will be assigned a registration appointment time according to the cumulative hours earned as of the third Friday of the 2014 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 towards hours earned as they have not yet been completed.

Undergraduate appointments are assigned by credit hours earned.  Students my register any time after their assinged 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



60 – 89



28 – 59



0 – 27


Open enrollment for Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral students begins TBA.
Non-degree Seeking "Special Students" may register through the deadlines anytime the system is available beginning January 5, 2015.

Registered students may adjust their schedules according to the deadlines stated in Dates and Deadlines. No adjustments will be permitted after the Friday, March 20 course adjustment deadline for semester classes, Tuesday, February 10 for first block classes, or Tuesday, April 14 for second block classes.

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