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Transferable Associates Degrees

Students who earn an Associate in Arts, an Associate in Science, or an Associate in Arts and Sciences from Richard Bland College or any Virginia community college will be evaluated for admission to JMU on an individual basis. Admission to JMU is not guaranteed. 

A student who meets JMU admission criteria and has earned an associate degree will be given greater consideration for admission over a student who does not earn an associate degree.

The chart below indicates those associate degrees that have been approved by JMU to fulfill JMU's General Education requirements. General Education is JMU's core curriculum (41 credit hours) which is required of all students. Note that only those General Studies degrees from thedesignated schools below will fulfill General Education requirements at JMU. You must also apply for graduation at your community college and request that a final copy of your transcript, showing the degree conferred be sent to the JMU Admissions Office. This will ensure that General Education requirements will be met upon admission to JMU.

 Virginia Community Colleges and Richard

Bland College


Associate in Arts 

Associate in Sciences  Associate in Arts and Sciences 

Major in General Studies Approved1

Blue Ridge Community College    X  X  
 Central Virginia Community College   X X  
 Dabney S. Lancaster Community College     X  X
 Danville Community College     X  
 Eastern Shore Community College     X  
 Germanna Community College     X  X
 J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College X  X    
 John Tyler Community College  X  X    X
 Lord Fairfax Community College      X  X
 Mountain Empire Community College      X  X
 New River Community College      X   X 
 Northern Virginia Community College X  X    
 Patrick Henry Community College     X X
 Paul D. Camp Community College     X  
 Piedmont Virginia Community College  X  X    X
Rappahannock Community College      X  
 Richard Bland College  X  X    
 Southside Virginia Community College      X  X
 Southwest Virginia Community College      X  X
 Thomas Nelson Community College X X    
 Tidewater Community College X X   X
 Virginia Highlands Community College      X  X
 Virginia Western Community College  X  X    X
 Wytheville Community College      X  X

1Please note that only those General Studies programs indicated above will waive JMU's General Education requirements.