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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 Activity Page.

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

Application Statuses:

  • Complete - All materials have been submitted with the application.
  • Ready for Review - Most materials have been received, but your application could be stronger after additional materials listed below are received.
  • Materials Needed - Your application will not be reviewed until the materials below are received. 

Individual Material Status:

  • Receive - The material has been received.
  • Waived - It is a requirement by the program; however, you can choose to waive a requirement should you feel this material is not pertinent to the application.
  • Needed - You (the program) has not received this material yet, but is required.
  • Not Applicable - This material is not required by the program.
  • Make Condition - This material is required as a condition of your admittance.

 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 Activity 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 Activity Page and no letter will be mailed.

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