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Required Steps

STEP 1: Submit your online application ($70 application fee)

STEP 2: Send an official transcript from all colleges attended (this includes a college transcript for any dual enrollment classes taken during high school)

STEP 3: Send your final official high school transcript or a copy of your GED certificate

STEP 4: Send your letter of intent to enroll if you are applying under the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement

  • Your transcript must include:
    • Any Dual Enrollment or online classes you have taken 
  • For transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent through a secure provider such as Naviance/Parchment, e-Scrip Safe, etc.* Your school can send documents through US Postal mail. If sending by mail, please use the following address:

James Madison University
Office of Admissions – MSC 0101
100 E Grace Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

*Any transcripts sent as an email attachment or fax are considered unofficial and will not be reviewed.

After applying, please check your email regularly. We'll send you additional information for creating your JMU e-ID which you will use to Check your Application Status and your admission decision when it is posted.

Optional Application Information

Personal Statement: You may complete a personal statement discussing your personal goals as they relate to your interest in transferring to JMU.

Standardized Test Scores: JMU does not require applicants to submit SAT/ACT scores.

What We Are Looking For

If you have taken any college coursework after graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer applicant in our process. The more college coursework you have completed, the less we consider your high school record in our review. For students who were not competitive for admission to JMU directly from high school, we recommend that they complete or be in the process of completing at least 24 credit hours post-high school graduation at the time they apply.

In our review process, JMU considers the following from transfer applicants:

  • College courses
  • College grade point average
  • High school courses
  • High school grades

To be considered a competitive applicant, students should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and successfully completed college course work in these core subject areas: English, mathematics, social science and lab science.

If you have a question about the process, reach out to your regional recruiter for guidance.

Please note, admission to JMU does not necessarily guarantee admission into your intended major. For information on majors that have additional requirements, please view our Admission and Progression Standards.

Transfer dates and deadlines:

Fall Term (Aug. – Dec.)

Spring Term (Jan. – May)

Summer Term (Jun. – Jul.)
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Need help on your college transfer journey? Whether you are just starting or are already in the transfer process, Transfer Virginia can help.Through Transfer Virginia, students have access to current and consistent information as they research, plan and organize their college transfer journey.

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