Adult Degree Program Resources

Learning Centers

The JMU Learning Resource Centers are a group of student resources set up to help you succeed academically. They include:

  • The Science and Math Learning Center, for tutoring in chemistry, math, physics, and statistics
  • The University Writing Center, for help improving and editing your writing
  • The Communication Center, for assistance with group projects and presentations
  • The English Language Learner Services, for those seeking to expand their knowledge of English
  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions, for help in specific courses listed on their homepage

The webpage above contains links to each of the Learning Centers’ homepages.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services is there to assist in setting up accommodations for both chronic and temporary conditions that might impair a student’s ability to fully participate in academic activities. Some of their services include note-taking accommodations, proctoring assistance, HDPT Paratransit, interpreter services, and accessible media and technology.


The Office of the Registrar processes students entering and leaving the university. They handle paperwork such as standardized test scores and transcripts and diplomas from prior institutions upon entrance to the university, and accept applications for graduation from students’ whose coursework at JMU is complete. They can distribute official transcripts as well as the diplomas of recent graduates.

University Business Office

While the Office of Financial Aid can help students figure out their loans, the University Business Office is the department that accepts payments for university fees such as tuition, on-campus housing and meal plans and processes refunds from student loans. Get in touch with UBO if you have a question about paying your bill or your student loan refund.

Veterans’ Educational Benefits

Veterans’ Educational Benefits, a division of the Office of the Registrar, is a great resource for active-duty military personnel and veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents. They can help answer questions about applying for benefits, financial aid and scholarships, transfer credits, the GI Bill, and military student policies.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers free, confidential individual and group counseling with experienced mental health professionals to students in need of support. Their website also contains a long list of self-help resources. Some of their programs include crisis assistance for help in an emergency, psychiatric assistance and the Sexual Trauma Empowerment Program. There is also a consultation service where you can seek advice if you are concerned about a friend. Whether you have a chronic condition or you are just finding the transition to university life stressful, the Counseling Center is a great resource.

Career and Academic Planning

Career and Academic Planning is there to help students determine their futures. They offer opportunities that assist students in exploring, evaluating and choosing academic programs and careers. One of their biggest programs, Recruit-A-Duke, allows students to search thousands of job postings and internships to be considered for on-campus interviews. They are also responsible for setting up periodic career fairs, where students can meet representatives from corporations and companies.

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