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Next Steps

If you have not accepted your offer (or informed JMU that you will be attending) yet, follow the specific instructions found in your acceptance letter, follow the specific instructions found on that letter.

  • Undergraduate students must pay a deposit.
  • graduate students must log-in to their MyMadison account and click on the accept link.

Knowing exactly what to do next sorting it out can be overwhelming especially when doing so from a different country. To help you, simply click the "Register Now" button to .

  • complete certain immigration requirements and requests .
  • obtain pre-arrival information (transportation info, early move in, orientation schedule...)
  • register for various events & programs,

through an online portal, operated by Terra Dotta. Login using your eID and password, 2- click on Transitions, and 3- select “Apply Now”.  Now that you are in the application, follow the instructions and complete all of the steps (Learning Content and Questionnaires).


Transitions- the international orientation program takes place a few days prior the first days of class (and prior to 1787 in August) for  our intenational students, tck- third culture kids and US students who live abroad, during which we provide airport pick-up, early move-in assistance, and cover classroom, transportation, working... issues (due to cultural differences and immigration regulations).

The LINKers play a large role in running the orientation program. The LINKers are returning international and globally-minded students who serve as orientation leaders and role models to help with your smooth transitions to JMU. As a result, a large part of the focus of Transitions is meant to help you connect and make friends with like-minded students.

Transitions is a mandatory (for all F-1 & J-1 visa holders) as we cover immigration requirements for maintaining your temporary status .

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