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Transferring from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College

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There are multiple pathways to JMU from Virginia's community colleges and Richard Bland College. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the various options since each has an impact on the courses you take while still at the community college. Regardless of which pathway you choose, you must still apply for full admission to the university.

Contact the appropriate Transfer Advising Coordinator for your community college with any questions related to academic advising.  

Want to know if a JMU Transfer Advising Coordinator will be visiting your college? Check the JMU Transfer Advisor Visitation Schedule.

 Pathways at a Glance Student Checklist  Benefits 

The Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA)

Read more about the Guaranteed Admission Agreement, including a list of schools with which JMU has a GAA.

Sign a Letter of Intent with a community college counselor in the semester during which you will complete the associate degree.

Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and adhere to specific requirements as outlined in the GAA.

Earn an approved associate degree from one of the community colleges with which JMU has a GAA.

Apply to JMU - you must complete the on line application to complete the process.

Admission to JMU is guaranteed.

Completion of an approved associate degree fulfills JMU's General Education requirements.

Entrance to JMU with junior standing.1

Regular Admission with an Associate Degree

Read more about transferring with an associate degree

Earn an approved associate degree 

Apply to JMU - you must complete the on line application to complete the process.

Completion of an approved associate degree fulfills JMU's General Education requirements.

Entrance to JMU with junior standing.1

Regular Admission without an Associate Degree

Read more about transferring without an associate degree.

Use the list of Virginia Community College System (VCCS)-JMU Course Equivalents (or Richard Bland College-JMU Course Equivalents) to determine which courses will transfer to JMU.

Apply to JMU - you must complete the on line application to complete the process. 

 

1Please note that junior standing does not guarantee that you can complete your JMU degree in two years. The number of credit hours required by individual majors varies widely. Some majors have admission and progression standards that must be met before you can progress to upper division course work. It is important to research your intended JMU major so that you are familiar with specific requirements.