There are two freshman application options to choose from and you only need to submit one. We have no preference between the two application platforms.

We recommend selecting the option that best compliments your college search and application process - details on each are below. When ready, begin your application and submit before the deadline.

Transfer applicants use the ApplyWeb Application. Due to technical difficulties JMU does not accept the Common App for transfer applicants.

You may apply to JMU using one of these options:

The ApplyWeb Application is JMU’s custom application, managed by our Office of Admissions.

After you begin your application, the server stores the information you enter under the private username and password you establish. You do not have to complete an application in one sitting. For example, you can start working on an application at your library's computer facility, save your work, access the application at home on your personal computer, and continue working from there. Wherever you have access to the web, you have access to the information you have saved.

With ApplyWeb, you can access your application or check to see if it has been received by JMU by using your Activity Log.

To create an account and start your ApplyWeb application, visit

The Common Application (Common App) is a non-profit membership organization representing nearly 900 diverse institutions of higher education. Universities from all 50 U.S. states and 20 countries accept the Common App, which allows students to more easily apply to more than one school with commonly asked questions on their applications.

To apply to JMU using the Common App, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Create your profile at
  2. Add JMU to your college list
  3. Gather all of the required information and documents
  4. Submit your application

For more details about the Common App and how to apply, visit

Already have a Common App account? Start your application to JMU

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