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Greetings,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year! We are very excited about this new year and the opportunities available to further grow our relationships with you and your students. While the last year was challenging, our commitment to transparency and accessibility remains steadfast. We are here to help and always love connecting with you.

Our office was overwhelmed by the support and positive feedback of our Counselor Education Program. With the first year behind us, we are excited by the opportunities this second year provides us to grow this 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 counselor, email 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 Open House

More information will be posted here as it becomes available. Stay tuned!

Downloadable Resources

View or download any of our admissions publications and resources.

Upcoming Webinars

Admissions 101 

September 20th, 10-11AM

  Join us for our Admissions 101 webinar with Chris Carlberg (he/him/his), an Assistant Director of Admissions at James Madison University. This session will provide specific details about our application and evaluation processes here at JMU. There will be time allocated to answer any questions you have as we embark on this new year. We will also be introducing our new Director of Admissions, Melinda Wood.

Register Here  

COVID-19 Impact

We realize every school system has made challenging decisions on grades and course offerings due to the pandemic. We will take all of that into consideration when evaluating transcripts during our application review process. We are here to help! If you have any questions, concerns, or general comments, please do not hesitate contact our office at 540-568-5681, reach out to your regional admissions counselor or email counselored@jmu.edu

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@edu to schedule.

Request a Visit from JMU

Our plan as of September 1st, 2021 is to travel both in-person and virtually this fall. We hope to be able to visit your school however you will host us. 


Feel free to reach out to our travel coordinator, Jamie Didawick (via e-mail at richarjf@jmu.edu) to request participation in a school visit, panel, or college fair.

Admissions Information

Tracking Your Students:
We would like to keep you updated on the status of applicants from your school. Please use the Counselor's Companion to track your students.

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

If the applicant applied using the Coalition, it may be submitted through the application. The applicant must attach the transcript to their Coalition application before we can retrieve it.

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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