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Greetings,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year! We are very excited about this new year and the opportunities available to further grow our relationships with you and your students. As our valued colleagues, we want you to know that our commitment to transparency and accessibility remains steadfast. We are here to help and always love connecting with you.

We are excited by the opportunities this year provides us to grow the Counselor Education Program into everything that you need. With that in mind, we will be sending out monthly e-newsletters to counselors who subscribe to our mailing list, hosting a monthly webinar on a timely subject, and keeping this site current to serve as a one-stop-shop resource for you in your work.

Please reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns—we are here to help and would love to connect! You are more than welcome to reach your regional admissions counseloremail the Counselor Education Program, or call us at 540-568-5681. If you are not on our mailing list already, please consider joining here.

Best wishes,

JMU Admissions

Counselor Decision List

Decision lists will be emailed upon request. Please submit this form.

Publications Library

View or download any of our admissions publications and resources.

Upcoming Webinar

 Document Submission and Tracking Your Students
October 20th, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 AM

Join Jason Gochenour, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and a former Director of High School Counseling, as he shares information on submitting transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other documents to JMU. He will also talk through how to track your students’ status in our process. Jason looks forward to answering all of your questions!

Register Here

Visit JMU’s Campus

We would love to have you come and visit us to see all of the exciting growth on campus!

To join us for an information session and campus tour, don’t register, but view our schedule. Email us at counselored@jmu.edu that you are coming with the date and time. We’d love to say hello and provide lunch for you on campus while you are here, but please let us know in advance!

Planning a school or group visit? Please contact us at visit-jmu@jmu.edu to schedule.

Request a Visit from JMU

Please email admissionstravel@jmu.edu to request JMU’s participation in a school visit, panel, or college fair. We hope to see you this year and can travel in person and virtually!

Admissions Information

Most answers regarding our admissions process can be found on this site. If you or your students have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Sending Official High School Transcripts:
For transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent through a secure provider such as Naviance/Parchment, e-Scrip Safe, etc. or be sent 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.

Letter of Recommendation Submission Process:
We have retained the same submission process for letters of recommendation as we have used in the last few years. 

Our process requires the student to submit the reference's email address. Our office will then send directions to the recommender on how to complete the submission process. Please do not send the regional counselor or the application processing team letters of recommendation directly without consulting your school’s regional counselor first.

Mid-Year Grades:
Mid-year grades may be requested to be reviewed with a student's application. While mid-year grades are not required, studies have shown that students who experience a drop in their senior year grades will often follow with poor grades in their freshman year of college, so it is always in the student's best interest to continue to do well through senior year.

JMU requires a final official transcript for all admitted students after graduation, and we reserve the right to rescind an offer of admission due to poor academic performance in the senior year.

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