Summer Springboard Update
Welcome to the Madison Family! We are excited to welcome you to JMU and are eager to help you transition to your life as a Duke. We hope you and your family are remaining safe and healthy and please know that JMU is closely monitoring the ongoing guidance and recommendations related to COVID-19. We want you to know that the Governor of Virginia’s stay-at-home order through June 10 has led us to offer a virtual Summer Springboard orientation. We know you were looking forward to coming to Harrisonburg to begin your Madison experience but your safety and well-being will always be our top priority. We look forward to engaging with you virtually soon and will share more specific details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please continue working on your steps below.

Operating Hours
In response to the COVID-19 virus, the university has deployed multiple forms of virus-prevention protocols, and we are practicing social distancing and limited public interactions. The Orientation Office in the Student Success Center is closed, while staff are operating remotely. Please contact us at during this time.

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 email.

3. Campus Emergency Notification

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 Student Center, scroll down to the Personal Information section and select Preferred 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 then save your changes.

4. Personal Emergency Contact

Who should we contact in case you have an emergency? Log in to MyMadison, select the Student tab, click on Student Center, 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 then save your changes.

5. Math Placement Exam

Your selected major may require specific or additional mathematics courses. Use the decision tree survey to determine if you need to take the Math Placement Exam and for further instructions. If you need to take the exam, we recommend you set aside three hours to complete the exam within a 24-hour time frame. You may access your scores in MyMadison within 24 hours after taking the exam. You will need your scores when you plan your class enrollment.

6. 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.

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 you have consulted with an advisor from your major. 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 ahead of time 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
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.

8. 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.

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 and have your healthcare provider sign it as verification.  Once completed, log in to the University Health Center’s secure online portal, MyJMUChart, to enter your immunization dates, upload a PDF of the completed and signed immunization form, upload a copy of your health insurance card, and complete a brief health history.

A faxed Immunization Form will not be accepted. If your immunization dates are not entered in MyJMUChart and your Immunization Form is not completed and verified by July 8, you will be subject to a non-refundable $50 fee and an enrollment hold will be placed on your account.

10. Login

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