JMU has guaranteed admission agreements with all the Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland College.  The purposes of these agreements are to ease the transfer process to JMU and to promote the close coordination of academic courses, programs and degrees offered by the Virginia community college and JMU.

Students participating in a JMU Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) program are required to submit (1) an application for admission to JMU and (2) a completed Letter of Intent to their community college counselor. The Letter of Intent outlines the requirements for guaranteed admission; clicking on the college links below will open the Letter of Intent form for each school.

Admission to JMU is guaranteed to a student who completes an appropriate associate degree, has a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and meets additional admission requirements as outlined in the individual agreements. Guaranteed admission is to the university; students may be required to fulfill or complete additional admission or progression standards for particular majors.

Schools with which JMU currently has Guaranteed Admission Agreements

In addition to the degrees below, JMU has specific program articulation agreements with certain community colleges for Business, Engineering, Human Services and RN-BSN (BRCC, LFCC, PVCC and SVCC).

 College

GAA Approved Associate Degree(s) 

 Blue Ridge Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences or Associate of Science 

 Central Virginia Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences* or Associate of Science

 Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

 Danville Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences

 Eastern Shore Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences

 Germanna Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

 John Tyler Community College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science*

 Lord Fairfax Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences or Associate of Science

 Mountain Empire Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

 New River Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

 Northern Virginia Community College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science

 Patrick Henry Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

 Paul D. Camp Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences

 Piedmont Virginia Community College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science*

 Rappahannock Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences

 Reynolds Community College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science*

 Richard Bland College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science

 Southside Virginia Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

 Southwest Virginia Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

 Tidewater Community College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science*

 Thomas Nelson Community College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science

 Virginia Highlands Community College

 Associate or Arts and Sciences*

 Virginia Western Community College

 Associate of Arts or Associate of Science

 Wytheville Community College

 Associate of Arts and Sciences*

*Major in General Studies approved. An associate degree with a major in General Studies from this community college is eligible for the Guaranteed Admission Agreement and fulfills JMU's General Education requirements.

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