Leaving the University for Disciplinary Reasons

To do list:

  • Complete an address change form at JMU Mail Services in Madison Union.

  • Add a forwarding address or change your local address on your MyMadison account.

  • If you are living on campus, you must check out with hall staff.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will my professors be notified that I am leaving? Your name will go on a list that professors receive at the end of the semester.

  • How will my academic transcript be affected? There will be no discipline notations on your transcript. If the deadline to add/drop classes for the term has not passed, it will appear as if you were not enrolled for the term. If the deadline to add/drop classes for the term has expired, a “W” will be recorded on your transcript for the class. If the course adjustment deadline for the term has expired, a “W” will be recorded for all courses you were passing at the time of suspension and an “F” will be recorded for all courses that you were failing at the time of suspension. See jmu.edu/registrar for any relevant dates and deadlines.

  • Will I be reimbursed for my tuition? Tuition will not be reimbursed. For questions regarding your student account contact the University Business Office (jmu.edu/ubo).

  • Will I be reimbursed for my on campus living costs? Not typically; this is at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life. For further questions, contact the Office of Residence Life (jmu.edu/orl).

  • Will I be reimbursed for my meal plan? You will receive a prorated refund of your meal plan. For further questions, contact JMU Dining Services (jmu.edu/dining).

  • What happens to my financial aid? In most cases you were awarded financial aid for the term or full year. If you do not complete that enrollment period the aid was awarded for, then some or all of the aid you were awarded may be canceled.  For further questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (jmu.edu/financialaid).

  • Can I take classes at another college or university? Yes; you need approval for transfer credit from the Registrar’s Office before you take any courses. For further questions, contact the Office of the Registrar (jmu.edu/registrar).

Leaving the University for Sexual Misconduct

To do list:

  • Complete an address change form at JMU Mail Services in Madison Union.

  • Add a forwarding address or change your local address on your MyMadison account.

  • If you are living on campus, you must check out with hall staff.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will my professors be notified that I am leaving? Your name will go on a list that professors receive at the end of the semester.

  • How will my academic transcript be affected? If the deadline to add/drop classes for the term has not passed, it will appear as if you were not enrolled for the term. If the deadline to add/drop classes for the term has expired, a “W” will be recorded on your transcript for the class. If the course adjustment deadline for the term has expired, a “W” will be recorded for all courses you were passing at the time of suspension and an “F” will be recorded for all courses that you were failing at the time of suspension. See jmu.edu/registrar for any relevant dates and deadlines. According to Virginia Law, in cases where an Accused Student is found responsible for and suspended or expelled for physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or against a person incapable of giving consent, or where an Accused Student withdraws prior to a decision being made in such a case, a notation will be placed on the Accused Student’s transcript. Students must contact the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices to have their transcript notation removed in cases of suspension; notations in cases of expulsion are permanent. If a student withdraws from JMU prior to a decision being made in their case, the notation will remain until a decision in the case is made. Such notations will read (as applicable):

    • Expelled for violation of Student Standards of Conduct

    • Suspended for violation of student Standards of Conduct

    • Withdrew while under investigation for violation of Student Standards of Conduct

  • Will I be reimbursed for my tuition? Tuition will not be reimbursed. For questions regarding your student account contact the University Business Office (jmu.edu/ubo).

  • Will I be reimbursed for my on campus living costs? Not typically; this is at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life. For further questions, contact the Office of Residence Life (jmu.edu/orl).

  • Will I be reimbursed for my meal plan? You will receive a prorated refund of your meal plan. For further questions, contact JMU Dining Services (jmu.edu/dining).

  • What happens to my financial aid? In most cases you were awarded financial aid for the term or full year. If you do not complete that enrollment period the aid was awarded for, then some or all of the aid you were awarded may be canceled.  For further questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (jmu.edu/financialaid).

  • Can I take classes at another college or university? Yes; you need approval for transfer credit from the Registrar’s Office before you take any courses. For further questions, contact the Office of the Registrar (jmu.edu/registrar).

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Returning to the University After Disciplinary Leave

  • Undergraduate students who have at least one graded semester (including withdrawals) at JMU, left JMU with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and less than two years have passed since his or her last graded semester (including withdrawals) must complete an Intent to Enroll Form in order to return to JMU. Intent to Enroll forms are available from the Office of the Registrar (jmu.edu/registrar). Deadlines for submission of Intent to Enroll Forms are:

    • Fall Semester: July 1                      

    • Spring Semester: November 1                  

    • Summer Session: April 1

  • Upon returning to JMU, students suspended for disciplinary reasons must complete a Re-Entry Interview with a staff member from the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices.  Prior to a student’s return to JMU, he or she must contact the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices at 540-568-6218 to schedule this interview.  A “hold” will be placed on your records until you have completed this interview.

Leaving the University for Academic Reasons

Continued enrollment at JMU depends upon an undergraduate student's ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward attaining a degree. The university measures this ability by the student's cumulative grade point average. To assist students in maintaining satisfactory progress, JMU has adopted academic standards designed to provide early identification of students who are experiencing academic difficulty and to provide timely intervention through academic support programs.

Academic Standing and Continued Enrollment

www.jmu.edu/registrar/academic_standing.shtml


Returning to the University after Academic Leave

Degree-seeking undergraduate students who have been absent from JMU for two or more years must re-apply for admission through the Office of Admissions. Undergraduates who have not attended JMU for one or more semesters but less than two years must complete an Intent to Enroll form by the deadline for the term as indicated on the form. Students who left in good standing should submit the form to the Office of the Registrar. Students who left on probation or suspension must submit the form to the Director of Academic Student Services. All registration holds must be cleared before the student will be eligible to register.  The deadline for submitting Intent to Enroll forms is strictly enforced.

Deadlines for Submission of Intent to Enroll Forms:

  • Fall Semester: July 1

  • Spring Semester: November 1

  • Summer Session: April 1


Non-Returning and Leave of Absence Students

Enrolled students who intend to complete the current semester but who do not intend to return to JMU the subsequent semester (summer sessions excepted) should notify the Office of the Registrar.

For more information, see the JMU Office of the Registrar Handbook section on Withdrawal, Non-Returning and Reentry Procedures.

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