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Steps for Summer Transfer Students



1. Accept the Offer

First, accept the offer of admission and pay your deposit using the MyMadison Applicant Center. Once your deposit has been posted, you will be prompted via email to change your JMU e-ID 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. Emergency Notification

In the Student Center, you can choose how you want JMU to notify you in case of a campus-related emergency or inclement weather.

Log in to MyMadison, select the Student tab, click on the Student Center link, and scroll down to the Personal Information section, and select Home Phone Number. Follow the instructions for Emergency Notification Authorization in the middle of the page. After completing the required section, check the Emergency Notification Info Validated box and save your changes.

4. Emergency Contact

Log in to MyMadison, select the Student tab, click on the Student Center link, scroll down to the Personal Information section, and select Emergency Contact. Follow the instructions on the page. After updating your emergency contact information, check the Emergency Contact Information Validation box and save your changes.

5. Math Placement Exam

The Math Placement Exam (MPE) is a placement test, not a graded test. Completion of the placement test is mandatory for all new transfer students. Your score will be available on MyMadison within 24 hours after completion of the test. You will need your scores when you schedule your classes. (Estimated 90 minute exam)

View important information from the Mathematics Department.

Take the Math Placement Exam.

6. Foreign Language Placement Exam

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

Review and complete the Foreign Language Placement Exam.

7. Contact an Academic Advisor

After you have completed all of the above, you will need to contact the individual academic department of your major and request an advising appointment. You will not be able to register for summer classes until after you have consulted with an advisor from your major department. Click on the link below to find a list of academic departments and their contact information. You should call the department and set up an appointment to meet with an advisor in person or by phone to discuss the requirements for your major.  It is best to schedule an appointment to make sure an advisor is available to meet with you since faculty schedules are often full with teaching and advising commitments.

Summer Academic Terms
Summer sessions consist of 4, 6, 8 and 10 week sessions.  Not all classes are offered every session.  A list of summer 2015 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.

8. Enroll in Summer Classes

Once you have consulted with an academic advisor from your major department to determine the summer classes you need to take, the advisor will let the Registrar's Office know you are ready to enroll in summer classes and the advising hold will be removed. Once your deposit has been posted, and you have changed your JMU e-ID password, you can access MyMadison to register for classes. MyMadison is JMU's online registration system. 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 register for summer classes during open registration beginning March 27.

9. Immunization Form

All students must submit an Immunization Form to the JMU Health Center as a condition of admission to the university, per state law. Download the Immunization Form from jmu.edu/MyJMUHealth and log in to the University Health Center’s secure online portal, MyJMUHealth, to enter your immunization dates.

A completed Immunization Form must be signed by a health care provider and turned in to the University Health Center at the address listed on the form. A faxed Immunization Form will not be accepted. If your immunization dates are not entered in MyJMUHealth and your Immunization Form is not completed and verified by June 1, you will be subject to a non-refundable $50 fee and an enrollment hold will be placed on your account.

10. Login

You should plan to attend Transfer Summer Springboard so that you can meet with your advisor and sign up for fall classes. This is the only way you will be able to build your fall schedule of classes. Please login below to continue your Transfer One Book steps, including signing up to come to Transfer Summer Springboard. Since orientation dates are assigned on a first come, first reserved basis, we welcome you to complete steps ahead of the stated deadlines to be able to reserve your date as early as possible. Once you have logged in, please read the instructions in the blue box.

Login to the One Book:

JMU e-ID:
Password:

Use your JMU e-ID and new password to access the Transfer One Book website. To manage your e-ID and password, click the MyAccounts tab in MyMadison.  For technical issues, contact the IT Help Desk.

Check Alerts and News for system availability, alerts and news.


2015 Transfer Summer Springboard
June 1, 2, 3, 4

2015 Transfer 1787
August 28-30


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