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The 2020 summer session re-entry form is now active. 

The 2020 fall semester re-entry form will be available on or before January 31, 2020.

Please note:  only applicants planning to pursue the Adult Degree Program upon re-entry are eligible to apply for 2020 Spring Semester 2 (the second, eight-week session of the 2020 spring semester). 

Please read the following notes prior to completing the Undergraduate Re-entry Form:
1. The Undergraduate Re-entry Form may require an applicant who responds “NO” to Questions 14, 15, and/or 16 of Sections A and/or B of the“Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates” to explain their answer(s).  If you are not requesting in-state tuition and the explanation pop-up box appears, please type “Not applicable” in the box.
2. If you are planning to pursue the Adult Degree Program/an Individualized Study major upon re-entry, please choose the Individualized Study major when specifying your intended major.

How to Apply for Re-entry After 2 or More Years

You should complete the (online) Undergraduate Re-entry Form if you meet ALL of the following requirements:

  1. You were previously enrolled at JMU as a degree-seeking undergraduate student

  2. You had at least one graded (including withdrawals) semester at JMU.

  3. You have been absent from JMU for at least 2 years/24 months.

If you meet requirements 1 and 2, but have been away from JMU for less than 2 year, you will need to complete the (online) Undergraduate Intent to Enroll form. 

Re-entry Dates and Deadlines:

Fall Semester:             July 1
Spring Semester:         November 1
Summer Sessions:       April 1                                                                       

Start Early

We strongly recommend that you do NOT wait until the deadline to submit your Undergraduate Re-entry Form; we encourage you to submit your re-entry form at least two weeks before the submission deadline.  We begin processing re-entry forms at least six (6) weeks prior to the stated semester/term deadlines.   

During our peak processing times (early April, early July, and early November) it will take at LEAST 4 weeks for processing.

User Account

If you applied for admission to JMU via the JMU Online Application you already have an online application account.  The JMU re-entry form is hosted/powered by the same company that hosts/powers the Office of Admissions online application, so you created an online application account when you applied for (freshman or transfer) admission to JMU.  If you do not remember your password, click the “Forgot your password” link below the password entry box on the "Log In" page.  

If you applied for admission to JMU via a paper Admissions form you will need to click on the "Create Account" tab and complete the required steps to create an online application account.    

Re-entry Form Fee

The re-entry form fee is $40 and is subject to change. Pay the re-entry fee within the online application by using a valid credit/debit/check card/or electronic check.

Upload Re-entry Form Materials

In addition to the Undergraduate Re-entry Form, you may be required to submit the materials listed below.

Upload all required materials inside the online application before clicking the submit button.  Check the quality and accuracy of your uploaded documents. Illegible documents will not be processed. 

Unofficial Transcripts
IF you have taken courses at another college/university (or at multiple colleges/universities) in the time since you were last enrolled at JMU, you MUST upload a copy of an unofficial transcript from each college/university you attended.

Personal Statement
All students completing the Undergraduate Re-entry Form MUST include a personal statement.  The personal statement may be typed/copied into the Personal Statement text box, or uploaded. 
The personal statement should be, at minimum, approximately one-page in length, and should address the reason for your departure from JMU, and highlight your activities during your absence from JMU.  If you were on academic probation or suspension when you left JMU your personal statement should also address the reason(s) for your academic status, and the academic plan you will pursue if you are granted re-entry (the major you plan to pursue, the academic resources you plan to utilize, etc.).  For additional guidance, please visit the Re-entry Personal Statement information page. 

In-State Residency Documentation
If you are requesting Virginia In-State Tuition Rates, you will need to complete the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates section of the re-entry application, and provide specified residency application documentation. Failure to complete the residency section of the re-entry application will result in an out-of-state residency classification.

The Virginia In-State Tuition Rates section of the re-entry application has 4 sections.  Section A is completed by all applicants seeking Virginia In-State Tuition Rates; if you are under the age of 24 and are not married or if you are claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes, Section B (which requests parent or legal guardian information) must also be completed.  All questions must be answered completely.
The most recent year’s federal and state tax forms – with financial information and social security number(s) blacked out - for the student and the parent/guardian/spouse (if applicable) must be uploaded in Section C. Income tax returns must be dated and signed. A photocopy of a current Immigration Visa must be submitted if applicable. The applicant may also submit any additional documents to support entitlement to Virginia instate tuition in Section C.  In Section D you will certify that the information you shared and uploaded in the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates section of the re-entry form is accurate.

In-State Tuition and Residency FAQs

Test Scores
High school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores are NOT required.


Quick Guide


Create an online re-entry form. Upload your (unofficial) transcript(s) and any/all other required materials directly to the online application.  

Paper copies of the re-entry form will NOT be accepted/processed.


Applying for Virginia In-State Tuition?  Read THIS before you hit submit.   


Submit your application and pay a non-refundable $40 application fee.

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