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To apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student please follow the instructions below:

Go to http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/apply.shtml and click on “I want to take a JMU class”.

Please read over the information and then click on https://www.applyweb.com/jmucess/index.html.

Click on “Application Instructions”. After reading the instructions click on “Return to Application Menu”.

If you have never filled out an application before you will “Create Your Account”. If you have an account already you will click on “Non-Degree Seeking Student Application”. If you have forgotten your login or password information, please click on the links available to find out that information.

Before submitting the application you must submit a $20.00 application fee. You may pay the application fee with a credit card or an electronic check. Please note: Payment by electronic check requires a verification period of six business days before your application is remitted to JMU.

You will receive three emails

  1. Once your application is submitted you will receive an email with the subject line, “Thank you for your application!”
  2. Once your application is processed through JMU’s system you will receive another email with the subject line, “Application in Process”.
  3. Once you have been matriculated as a student you will receive an email with the subject line, “James Madison University Student Account”. This email will guide you through the process of activating your e-ID.

Once you click on the link in the email you will be asked to enter your last name and PIN # that you entered on your application. Once that information is filled in click on “Continue”.

You will then be given your JMU e-ID and will need to set up your password. In order to do this you must complete the steps listed on the JMU Login page by clicking on “Continue” and following the prompts.

Activating your e-ID will allow you to:

  • Register for your classes through MyMadison
  • Pay your tuition through MyMadison
  • View an unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Access Canvas

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