Mail Processing

The JMU Office of Admissions processes documents (electronic and paper) in the order in which they are received.

Freshman Early Action Applicants:

The Early Action application process is complete and decisions have been posted in the Applicant Center.

Freshman Regular Decision Applicants:
We are currently processing documents received on February 8th and applications received on February 2nd.

Transfer Applicants:
We are currently processing documents received on February 4th and applications received on February 5th.

Log in to MyMadison

After submitting the online application for admission, applicants will be asked to activate a JMU e-ID to gain access the Applicant Center in MyMadison. Applicants will then be able to check the status of their application within the Applicant Center. 

Your Applicant Center account has the most up-to-date information when monitoring your application. You are encouraged to check this site frequently throughout the application process. View the tutorial.

Please note: When your transcript is sent electronically, your Applicant Center account does not immediately indicate receipt. Documents (electronic and mailed), will no longer appear in your "To Do" list once they have been checked for missing information and inaccuracies.

It is the applicants' responsibility to complete their applications for admission.

Thank you for using JMU's MyMadison Applicant Center.

Trouble logging into MyMadison?
  • Use Applicant Self-Help at

  • If you do not remember your JMU PIN that you provided on your application, visit the Self-Help page to request your JMU PIN.
  • If after entering your JMU Electronic ID (e-ID), you come to the password screen and see the default Grey Security Image, this is an indication that your e-ID has not been activated.
    • To activate your e-ID: View the YouTube video created to walk through how to activate your account. Visit Self-Help to request a new Account Activation Link. A computer generated email will then be sent to the address on file.
  • If you forgot your e-ID password and clicking the "Forgot Your Password?" link displays an "Access Denied. Please Try Again." message, it is most likely because you have not activated your JMU e-ID.
  • If you continue to have difficulty logging into MyMadison, the JMU Information Technology HelpDesk is ready to support you. Please call them directly at (540) 568-3555 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm).

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