A high school graduate who has not attended a post-secondary institution and all college credits, if any, were completed prior to high school graduation.
Early Action - November 1st
Regular Decision - January 15th
(Note: Freshman only begin in the Fall Semester)
Admissions Office requires: official high school transcript; official standardized test scores (SAT1 or ACT); admissions application (available online in late August/early September); application fee; and a copy of DD-214. Personal statement is optional. Virginia residents must complete a residency application. If you've taken a college course while in high school, please request a transcript to be sent to JMU.
More information can be found on the Freshman Process website.
A student who has completed or is in the process of completing at least 24 hours of college-level course work post-high school.
Summer Session - January 15th
Fall Semester - March 1st
Spring Semester - October 15th
Admissions Office requires: official high school transcript or official copy of GED results; official transcripts from all previously attended colleges; official standardized test scores (SAT1 or ACT; if you have more than 30 credit hours or are at least 25 years old, you don't need this); admissions application (available online in late August/early September); application fee, and a copy of DD-214. Personal statement is optional. Virginia residents must complete a residency application.
More information can be found on the Transfer Process website.
Candidate should be at least 25 years old, have 30 transferable credit hours, and a "C" or better overall grade point average.
Spring 1 - December 1st
Spring 2 - February 15th
Summer - April 1st
Fall 1 - August 1st
Fall 2 - September 15th
Outreach and Engagement Office requires: official transcripts from any college or university attended; DD-214; admissions application; and application fee.
More information can be found on the Adult Degree Program website.
Summer Session - February 1st
Fall Semester - May 1st
Spring Semester - September 1st
(Note: Many programs have earlier deadlines for application. See the deadlines website for program specific deadlines)
For more information and to see what the Graduate School Office will need, please see the Graduate School website.
For more information about these types of admissions, including how to apply, please see the Outreach and Engagement website.