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As we start the 2020-2021 academic year, we understand that the “new normal” has not yet been established. We recognize that everyone’s academic experiences have been impacted by the virus. Regardless of the changes you and your students encountered, we are here to help. We are as committed as ever to working with you to support your students through the college search process. This new year provides unique avenues for us to foster growth in our relationship as we create together the “new normal.”

It is with this in mind that we are pleased to announce the launch of our Counselor Education Program. Our goal is to help you by being transparent and accessible. To meet this, we have revamped this website into a one-stop-shop of helpful resources and ways to connect with our office. We will also be sending out monthly newsletters and offering regularly scheduled webinars to keep you updated on what is new at JMU and to provide helpful information as you counsel your students through the college search and application process.

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

Our webinar programming for the 2020-2021 academic year has concluded. Please see below for recordings of all of our offerings from this past year. We look forward to resuming our webinars at the start of the next school year. Thank you for your support of this initiative, and we hope you have a great summer!

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

*All grading anomalies will be taken into consideration during the application review process.

Visit JMU’s Campus

We would love to have you come and visit our new admissions building and see all the exciting growth on campus once we officially reopen!

To join us for an information session and campus tour, don’t register, but view our schedule. Email us at 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

We are currently working on a plan for fall travel. 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 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.

Connect with Us

Guidebook Virtual Tour

Do your students want to learn more about JMU and explore campus? They can — and so can you! Download our virtual tour, offered through the Guidebook app, and explore virtually or in person while visiting campus! No matter where you and your students are in the world, we’re happy to bring campus to you. More tours and additional content will be added in the future and the guide will update automatically, so remind your students to check back periodically to see what’s new!


JMYou is our very own closed social media platform for prospective students. JMYou is where your students can connect with current JMU students and their regional admissions counselor to get answers to all of their questions. They’re also able to read articles and join the discussion on a variety of topics to further familiarize themselves with JMU. Please encourage your students to join by signing up here:


On Instagram? So are we! You and your students can follow us @jmuadmissions to see what is new in our office, get application information, deadline reminders, and meet our team.

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