All former and active military personnel interested in attending JMU should contact Roger Burke in the Office of Admissions, who are dedicated to assisting former and active military personnel through the application process.

To receive guidance that is relevant to you, please email Roger Burke at with the following information:

  • Year of high school graduation:
  • Where did you attend High School [City & State]:
  • High school GPA [a guess is ok at this time]:
  • How long have you served in the military:
  • How long have you served in “Active Duty” status:
  • How many college credits were earned AFTER you graduated from high school?:
  • What is your intended major?

In order to best provide guidance, please attach the following documents (unofficial copies sent via email are ok at this time):

  • Copy of your Joint Services Transcript (JST)
  • Copy of your high school transcript
  • Copy of transcript(s) showing any college coursework taken after high school graduation

Below is some additional information to help get you started:

  1. With regard to using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®; benefit or other education benefits, the office on our campus that will be able to help you to navigate that process is the  Veteran Benefits team in the Registrar’s Office.
  2. ROTC information can be received by contacting the Army ROTC recruiting officer. It is highly advisable that you contact the ROTC program sooner than later with regard to your joining the program. Learn more about becoming a JMU ROTC Cadet.

GI Bill®is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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