To apply to JMU’s Adult Degree Program, you must be 22 years or older, have a minimum of 30 transferrable college credits, and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

The deadlines for applications are:

  • Spring 1: December 1 (Classes begin mid-January)
  • Spring 2: February 15 (Classes begin mid-March)
  • Summer: April 1  (Classes begin mid-May)
  • Fall 1: August 1 (Classes begin late-August)
  • Fall 2: September 1 (Classes begin mid-October)

Applications received after the deadline will be processed for the next admissions term. Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this rule.

To review your eligible credits, please visit our credit transfer page. You will need to create a Transferly account in order to see the results. This is not an official Transfer Credit Report which the admissions team will send upon application submission.
To get started, visit 

For applicants returning to JMU

If you previously attended JMU, check out our Return to Madison information for returning students.

For applicants new to JMU

Download our Application Checklist.

  1. Our application is fully online. To begin, create an account, choose the Adult Degree Program, and
    start filling out the application. Once you have created an account, you can return at any time to
    continue working on your application. Once you complete the online form, you'll pay a $70 non-refundable application fee to complete your application. Get started at:

  2. Order official transcripts from all universities and colleges where you have received credits. A preliminary review of your transcripts will be done by the ADP office and then they will be forwarded to the registrar. Transcripts may be sent electronically to or mailed to:

    JMU Adult Degree Program
    127 West Bruce Street, MSC 6906 
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

    You can login to our application portal at any time to view the status of your application. A report showing the number of approved transfer credits will also be viewable in this portal for admitted students.

  3. Once your application and transcripts are received by the Admissions office, they will conduct a residency verification to determine if you qualify for in-state tuition.

  4. If you are admitted to the program, our admissions office will send an email welcoming you into the program, along with a Tuition Deposit invoice for $250. This deposit is applied toward the tuition cost of your first term but is non-refundable after the first day of classes.

You are also welcome to reach out to us with any questions at:

Justin Davis
Enrollment Advisor
Adult Degree Program
(540) 705-0442

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