Preferential application deadlines:
  • Fall semester: October 15
  • Spring semester: March 1
  • All undergraduate students at JMU are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Peace Corps Prep program, regardless of major, minor, department, academic year, or participation in other programs.
  • Applications should be submitted at least two semesters before your expected graduation date.  If you are a current fourth-year student, you may be considered–contact PC Prep Coordinator.
Steps for applying to the Peace Corps Prep Program
  1. Review the JMU PC Prep Program Student Guide
  2. Watch the virtual information session and application "how to" videos in Canvas.
  3. Complete the Peace Corps Prep online application, preferably by the fall or spring deadline, but applications are accepted year-round.
  4. Email a Peace Corps Prep Coordinator to schedule an introductory Zoom meeting before recieving admission into the program or drop-in to our virtual office hours in Canvas soon after applying.
Completing the Peace Corps Prep Program
  • Complete the coursework and other requirements.
  • Submit documentation of completing all requirements for the Peace Corps Prep program through Terra Dotta.
  • Complete the Exit Checklist.
  • Receive your official certificate from the Peace Corps!
Applying to the Peace Corps

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