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In order to process your credit, JMU must receive scores and transfer credit as soon as possible. If scores and transcripts are not received prior to the last day of drop/add in the semester, you may be registered in a class for which you already have earned credit. 

AP Scores

JMU offers credit for some courses based on the AP scores you earned. Visit the Advanced Placement page in the JMU Catalog (select Admissions Information > Undergraduate Admission, then scroll down) to view a list of which AP is accepted and the scores you need to receive credit.

The College Board outlines the cost, process to request, and processing time of sending AP scores (including tests taken prior to your senior year in high school). If you already listed JMU as a school to receive your test results every year you took AP tests, you do not have to go through this process. JMU’s 4-digit college code is 5392.

IB Scores

JMU offers credit for some courses based on the IB scores you earned. Visit the International Admission page in the JMU Catalog (select Admissions Information > Undergraduate Admission, then scroll down) to view a list of courses for which IB is accepted and the scores you need to receive credit.

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) outlines the cost, process to request, and processing time of sending IB transcripts. If you already listed JMU as a school to receive your test results, you do not have to go through this process. Contact the IB Coordinator at your high school for assistance with this process. The information you’ll need to provide for JMU is:

Full Name of University: James Madison University
Contact Person/Office: Office of Admissions
Full University Address: 100 E. Grace St., MSC 0101, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Contact Email Address: admissions@jmu.edu
Contact Phone Number: 540-568-5681
Contact Fax Number: 540-568-3332

CIE Scores

JMU offers credit for some courses based on the CIE scores you earned. Visit the International Admission page in the JMU Catalog (select Admissions Information > Undergraduate Admission, then scroll down) to view a list of courses for which CIE is accepted and the scores you need to receive credit.

Cambridge International Examinations outlines the cost, process to request, and processing time of sending CIE scores. If you already listed JMU as a school to receive your test results, you do not have to go through this process. The information you’ll need to provide for JMU is:

Postal address to send outcome: JMU Admissions, 100 E Grace St., MSC 0101, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Fax number: 540-568-3332

Dual Enrollment and College Transfer Credit

If you have taken courses at a community college or university and earned a C or better, you may be able to receive credit for specific courses at JMU through dual enrollment or transfer credit. If you have taken courses through one of the Virginia Community Colleges, visit the Office of the Registrar’s VCCS-JMU Course Comparison guide to find the JMU equivalent.

To ensure that the course credit is processed by JMU, you must contact the college or university providing the credit (not your high school) and request that an official copy of your final transcript be sent to JMU. A sealed envelope can be hand delivered to the Registrar in SSC Room 5300, or mailed to:

James Madison University Office of the Registrar
Attn: Transfer Credit
738 South Mason Street, MSC 3528
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate Degrees

Tell your first year advisor as soon as possible if you earned an associate degree; your General Education requirements may be waived depending on the type of associate degree you earned. Read JMU’s policies on Transferable Associate Degrees to know which degree programs waive your General Education requirements.

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