Summer Transfer Students' Steps

 1. Accept the Offer

First, accept the offer of admission and pay your deposit using the MyMadison Applicant Center. Once your deposit has been processed, you will be prompted via email to change your JMU eID password so you can begin your Transfer One Book steps.

 2. JMU Email Account

If you have not done so already, set up your JMU email account.

Once you have activated your JMU email account, visit the JMU Email website to begin checking your @dukes.jmu.edu email.

 3. ALEKS Math Assessment

Your selected major may require specific or additional mathematics courses. Use the decision tree survey to determine if you need to take the ALEKS Math Assessment. If you need to take the assessment, the time allotted for the assessment is a maximum of three hours. You can view your score in MyMadison 24 hours after completion.

 4. Foreign Language Placement Exam

The placement exam includes reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar questions (Spanish, French, German and Russian are online only). For language placement testing of other languages, contact the language coordinator.

Review and complete the Foreign Language Placement Exam.

 5. Contact an Academic Advisor

After you have completed all of the above, it is time to work with a transfer advisor in your major as you begin to plan your summer term classes. You will not be able to register for classes until you have consulted with an academic advisor in your major. Click on the link below to find a list of advisors in each academic area and their contact information. During the pandemic, most advisors and professors prefer students to contact them via email, so please send an email to the appropriate advisor to introduce yourself and request an advising appointment a few days before you hope to meet. Most meetings will be held in Zoom or by phone this spring.

Summer Academic Terms
Not all classes are offered every session.  A list of summer terms and a partial list of summer class offerings can be found on the JMU Summer Session website.  You should consult with your academic advisor first before enrolling in any summer classes to make sure the classes you take count towards General Education, major, degree or graduation requirements.

Find your academic advisor.

 6. Enroll in Summer Classes

Once you have consulted with an academic advisor from your major's department to determine the summer classes you need to take, your deposit has been processed, and you have changed your JMU eID password, you can access MyMadison to enroll in classes. If you are not familiar with MyMadison, please review the MyMadison tutorial. Having an adequate understanding of how to use MyMadison will make your enrollment process easier. Transfer students admitted for the summer semester can enroll in summer classes during open enrollment.

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