Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The TESOL program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll.

Program Begins

Fall, Spring, Summer 

Transcripts

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 directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • Two-three page essay: describe relevant work, life experiences, and professional goals related to TESOL and assisting English language learners
  • Two professional references
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Professional Resume
Test Requirements

GRE General Test or Miller Analogies Test is required for all students who do not meet the following condition: an undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Official TESOL or IELTS test scores

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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