Information for Students Already Enrolled at JMU 

A student wishing to earn credits at another institution, either during the summer or during a regular academic session, MUST obtain permission in advance of taking courses from another institution.

Consult the JMU Registrar page for university transfer policies and forms, click here. 

Effective for 2021-22 Academic Year 

  1. All currently enrolled students are expected to complete JMU’s General Education program with JMU courses. If students need to take courses elsewhere after matriculation in order to make progress toward their degree, they should consult their academic advisors as well as the TES/Transferology Guide prior to submitting a Permission for Transfer form to the Registrar. However, the following restrictions apply:
  • Current students may not transfer in more than three courses in General Education (and only one per cluster).
  • Current students may not transfer in credit for the following courses and areas due to their distinct qualities:
    • Cluster One, Critical Thinking (BUS 160, HIST 150, SMAD 150, ISAT 160, PHIL 120, PHIL 150)
    • Cluster Four, The American Experience (HIST 225, JUST 225 and POSC 225)
    • Cluster Five, Wellness (HTH 100, KIN 100)
  • Current students may not transfer in one course in a two-course sequence that equates to a single JMU course (e.g. WRTC 103 = both ENG 111 and 112).
  • Exceptions to these policies may be requested due to rare and unusual circumstances.
  1. Discontinued or non-current students (e.g., suspension, leave of absence, medical withdrawal) are exempt from the above restrictions while away from JMU, but should still submit a Permission for Transfer Form. DISC status will be verified during the approval process. Students on suspension should confer with their assigned advisors before enrolling elsewhere. Other discontinued students should consult with university offices before enrolling in courses elsewhere since there may be significant financial aid or academic progress consequences to consider. In both cases, TES will be used to award credit during re-entry.

The student is responsible for having an official transcript mailed to the Office of the Registrar when the work has been completed. Credit hours will be awarded for approved courses carrying a "C" or better grade (2.0 quality points). Grades for courses taken at another institution are not included in grade point average calculations although they will be used in determining graduation honors for eligible students.


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