Students can check their application status in the Applicant Center of MyMadison. The Applicant Center is only available after a student has submitted their online application and created a JMU eID.

Using the Applicant Center

After your online application is received and processed, you will receive an email to activate a JMU eID to gain access to the Applicant Center in MyMadison in approximately 3-5 business days. The Applicant Center in MyMadison is where you can check your application status and admission decision when it is posted.

Your Applicant Center account reflects the most up-to-date information and you are encouraged to check your account regularly. Items will no longer appear in your "To Do" list once they have been matched to your application file.

Please note: Electronic documents are not automatically matched. It takes a few days to acknowledge receipt of documents in your Applicant Center account.

Document Processing

We process documents in the order in which they are received. It may take several business days for us to process all documents, particularly near the deadline. Please be patient as we process thousands of documents each week.

Please do not send multiple copies of your transcript unless requested. 

Completing your application is your responsibility. Please monitor your application status in the Applicant Center in MyMadison. 


Decision Inquiry

Received your admissions decision and wish to discuss that decision with an admissions counselor? Complete the Decision Inquiry Form. Inquiries will become part of the applicant's permanent record.

Due to FERPA privacy laws, we can only discuss information for freshman applicants with the student, the counselor, and the parent(s)/guardian(s) listed in the application. For transfer students, we can only discuss information with the student who applied.

If you have a question but you have NOT received an official admission decision, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 540-568-5681.

Check out our Dates and Deadlines page to see when we will release your decision.

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