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Thank you for applying to James Madison University's Graduate School! Your prospective program will notify The Graduate School once the decision process is complete. 

Your record will be updated on your Status Page.

Frequently Asked Questions


Checking your applicant status



Checking your applicant status

What does each status mean?

Different status updates will appear on your status update page as your application moves toward a decision.

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How long will it take before my status is updated?

During peak application season we receive hundreds of applications per day, each of which is reviewed by a staff member in our office. Please allow several days after your submission for your status to be updated. 

While we understand your desire to ensure that we have received your materials, it is very difficult for us to verify individual applications over the phone or via email; and this can delay the processing of your application.

I got in, now what?

  • If you have been accepted into a program you will need to log in onto your Satus Page where you will accept or decline the offer.

  • At that time we will mail an offer letter and additional materials.

  • The letter specifies the term you are admitted into, the category of admission being offered, and the name of your faculty advisor

Categories of Decisions - You will be notified once decisions are posted as follows:

ACCEPTED:

  • Unconditionally - Admission without reservation. Indicates that you have a sound academic background in preparation for your program of study.
  • Conditionally - Conditional admission indicates that the graduate program has identified specific conditions that must be met. It is your responsibility to notify your adviser when the conditions of acceptance have been met. The adviser or graduate program director then contacts The Graduate School indicating the change from conditional to unconditional status.
  • Provisionally - Admission under probationary status. You have not fully met the requirements for admission into your program. Your first priority must be to satisfy the conditions outlined in your acceptance letter. It is your responsibility to notify your adviser when the conditions of acceptance have been met. The adviser or graduate program director then contacts The Graduate School indicating the change of status.

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • If you were not accepted into a program that decision will be viewed on your Status Page and no letter will be mailed.

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