Application Deadline

Admission to the certificate program requires that applicants have completed at least a bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) and have a working knowledge of basic statistics including hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and significance testing including analysis of variance.

Application deadlines:

Fall - August 1
Spring - December 1

Program Begins

 Fall, Spring


Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be required to submit an official transcript from the institution from which you received your baccalaureate degree. Official transcripts may be mailed (see address below) or hand delivered in the institutions’ original sealed envelope. An official transcript can also be sent through an electronic transcript database provider such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or others. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to Theresa Jennings at Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution. Please note: A registration hold will be placed on your record which will prevent you from registering for future terms until your official transcripts have been received.

Theresa Jennings, Enrollment Services Manager

Professional & Continuing Education

JMU Ice House

127 West Bruce St, MSC 6906,

Harrisonburg, VA 22807 

Required by Program


Personal statement - A one page personal statement describing your interest in the online Higher Education Assessment certificate and why you would make a good candidate for admission to James Madison University.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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