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 SUBJECT:  Important Information Regarding Your Current Academic Standing and Fall 2024 Enrollment

 NOTE:  If you have been allowed to return to JMU through continued enrollment appeal/the re-entry process, you are subject to the terms in your contract letter

We would like to bring to your attention to important information regarding your academic standing.  You are on academic probation at the end of the 2024 spring semester, and, because your cumulative GPA is below the academic suspension threshold and you are at risk of being placed on academic suspension at the end of the next academic year, you are receiving an academic suspension alert message.  Your academic performance/grades during the 2024 fall semester and 2025 spring semester must show a marked improvement for you to avoid being academically suspended at the end of the 2025 spring semester. For additional details regarding JMU's academic standing policy, including information on academic thresholds, please refer to

Fall 2024 Enrollment Eligibility and Credit Hour Limit
Despite being on academic probation, you are eligible to enroll or remain enrolled at JMU for the 2024 fall semester; however, to assist you in focusing on improving your grade point average, you may take no more than 13 credit hours during the fall semester. Please be aware that as you accumulate more credit hours, the impact of each grade on your cumulative GPA diminishes. It's important to note that you will need a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above to graduate from JMU.

If you are currently registered for more than 13 credit hours for the fall 2024 semester, we recommend consulting with your academic adviser to determine which course(s) to drop. The deadline for adjusting your schedule is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2024. Changes can be made through MyMadison, with the system's availability details posted there. Failure to conform to the 13-credit hour limit by the specified deadline will result in the Office of the Registrar selecting and dropping course(s) on your behalf, and you will receive a revised schedule.

Appeal for Credit Hour Limit Exception
In the case of extenuating circumstances, and after consultation with your academic adviser, you may appeal to the college contact person for your major college for an exception to the 13-credit hour limit. Please note that the approval of a credit hour appeal is not guaranteed and is contingent upon review by the college contact person, which may result in denial of the request/appeal.

Financial Aid
It's important to be aware that changes in your academic standing and enrollment level (i.e., dropping below 12 credit hours/full-time enrollment status) could impact your financial aid eligibility. We encourage you to review Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) info and reach out to The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with any questions regarding how your academic standing and enrollment status may affect your financial aid eligibility.

JMU Resources
We want to support you in improving your academic performance to avoid more serious consequences such as academic suspension. We recommend considering the following resources for the upcoming semester:
Academic Advising: 
Schedule a meeting with your academic adviser to discuss any necessary course adjustments for the 2024 fall semester. If you need assistance with choosing or changing your major, schedule an appointment with an adviser from University Advising

Academic Support Resources:  Take advantage of the academic support services provided by The Learning Centers (which include the University Writing Center, the Science and Math Learning Center, the Communication Center, and PASS), Learning Success Strategies, the Office of Residence Life’s SLI Resource Center, and individual departments and student organizations.  A comprehensive list of JMU academic resources is available at

Office of Disability Services (ODS):  ODS is available to ensure equal access to JMU’s programs, services, and activities. For more information, visit the ODS website ( for additional information.

Self-Care Resources:  Take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health by exploring self-care resources offered by JMU,  including the Counseling Center, REBOUND, UREC Health Promotion, and UREC.

We understand that this may be a challenging time for you, and we are here to assist you on your academic journey. Please reach out to your college contact and/or academic advisor if you have any questions or need further clarification on any of the above information.

Wishing you a successful and productive fall semester.

College Contacts:
College of Arts & Letters, Dr. Siân White at
College of Business, Ms. Molly Brown at
College of Education, Dr. Dara Hall at
College of Health and Behavioral Studies, Dr. Kevin Apple at
College of Integrated Science and Engineering, Dr. M. Afzal Upal at
College of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Brycelyn Boardman at
College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Wren River Stevens at
Professional & Continuing Education (Adult Degree/BIS), Ms. Virginia Trovato at and Mr. Daniel Robinson at
University Studies (IDLS, Independent Scholars, and Exploratory Studies/Undeclared majors), Dr. Audrey Burnett at


(A notice will be posted on MyMadison several days in advance if the system needs to be taken down for maintenance)

Fall 2024 Course Adjustment Deadlines:
Semester – October 23, 2024
First Block – September 9, 2024
Second Block – November 12, 2024

Directions for using the Web registration system:
You can enroll from any computer that has access to the Internet by visiting, and clicking the MyMadison link.  From the MyMadison login page, you can test the compatibility of your browser with MyMadison, view tutorials, read alerts or special instructions that have been posted and link to the Office of the Registrar.  If you need assistance with MyMadison at any time, please use the on-line help, tutorials or contact the Office of the Registrar at 568-6281.  You may also seek assistance at our office, Student Success Center, Suite 5300.



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