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Madison Advisor 

University Advising publishes the Madison Advisor, a semi-regular newsletter with information for undergraduate academic advisors at JMU.  Members of the newsletter steering committee include Anna Lynn Bell, University Advising; Annick Dupal, SCOM; Kristin Knapp, WRTC; and Jennifer Litwiller, Career and Academic Planning.  Newsletter suggestions can be sent to Kristin Knapp at   

Current Edition

September 2016

NEW Electronic Transfer Credit Appeal for General Education Credit!

Thanks to the hard work of the GenEd program, the Registrar’s office, and IT, new transfer students can now appeal, via MyMadison, those transfer courses for which they received JMU elective credit but appear to be similar to a GenEd course. Students were informed of the new process during the first week of classes.  This has streamlined the appeal process so it is much more efficient and effective.

Courses taken through the Virginia Community Colleges System (VCCS) cannot be appealed as equivalencies for VCCS courses have already been wstablished. 

The process in a nutshell: 

  • Students initiate the appeal process via their MyMadison Student Center drop down menu
  • The course must be selected from those already posted to their transfer credit report
  • Students are instructed to include information about the course and upload the course syllabus as a PDF

Meet the Newest Students at JMU

This year JMU extends a warm welcome to 4,525* first-year students and 1,118* transfer students. This exceptional group of students comes to us from 38 states and 35 countries. 

Here is a look at some interesting facts about the class of 2020.

Meet the Newest Students at JMU

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the JMU student body!

*These numbers were gathered prior to the official count by The Office of Institutional Research and may vary slightly. 

Previous Editions

March 2016

January 2016

October 2015

September 2015 

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