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Courses with a grade of “P+” from the spring semester 2020 will be accepted for transfer credit from Virginia Community Colleges and Richard Bland College.

The Office of the Registrar will complete an evaluation of credit after an offer of admission has been made. The transfer credit evaluation will be available through the MyMadison Applicant Center.

  • Credits are only accepted from institutions recognized by a regional accrediting body.
  • Each course taken at another institution will be evaluated individually, and credit will be allowed only for equivalent college courses offered at JMU in which a grade of “C” or better has been earned. A “C-“ will not transfer.
  • Courses are evaluated by reviewing the course content regardless of the mode of instruction.
  • Transfer credit will be earned for courses in which you have earned a grade of "C" or better, but your grade point average for those courses does not transfer to your JMU record. 
  • Courses from your prior institution may not show on your Transfer Credit: Report if:
    • We have not recevied an official transcript from your prior institution.
    • The course is still under review by a department evaluator.
    • The course was denied based on a remedial, developmental or vocational status.
    • The course was listed on your transcript without a grade.
    • The course was denied based on a grade of C- or lower.
  • If you believe a OOO elective course on you transfer credit evaluation is equivalent to another course at JMU, please submit a Transfer Credit Re-evaluation Form along with a course syllabus to the Office of the Registrar for consideration. Forms received without a syllabus will be automatically denied.

JMU will waive General Education requirements and grant junior-level status to admitted students who have completed an approved associate’s degree at a Virginia Community College. 

List of approved Associate's Degrees.

 

Students fulfill the Passport milestone by completing 16 credits across five blocks as prescribed by VCCS with grades of C or better (courses can be completed through dual enrollment). Students who complete the credential will receive equivalent credit for individual courses as shown in the Transfer Equivalency Guide (for advisors) or Transferology (for students). 

In addition, the Passport milestone will satisfy the following general education requirements at JMU: 

  • Cluster 2 Human Questions and Contexts 
  • Cluster 3 Quantitative Reasoning 
  • Cluster 4 Global Experience 
  • Your lab science course will transfer as a course satisfying one of the Cluster 3 science requirements at JMU. 

To understand how these requirements fit within the General Education program at JMU, refer to the Program Planner located on the General Education website.

VCCS Passport Policy and Course Roster 

Students fulfill the UCGS credential by completing 31-33 credits across seven blocks as prescribed by VCCS with grades of C or better (courses can be completed through dual enrollment). Students who complete the credential will receive equivalent credit for individual courses as shown in the Transfer Equivalency Guide (for advisors) or Transferology (for students). 

In addition, the UCGS credential will satisfy the following general education requirements at JMU: 

  • Cluster 1 Writing 
  • Cluster 2 Visual and Performing Arts, Cluster 2 Literature, and Cluster 2 Human Questions and Contexts 
  • Cluster 3 Quantitative Reasoning and Cluster 3 Natural Systems 
  • Cluster 4 Global Experience 
  • Courses that were taken in Block 7 of UCGS will be evaluated for appropriate application toward degree requirements 

To understand how these requirements fit within the General Education program at JMU, refer to the Program Planner located on the General Education website. 

VCCS Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) Policy and Course Roster 

JMU requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for graduation.  If you are offered admission to JMU, you must complete all prerequisite, major, program and degree requirements to graduate and you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have earned a minimum of 25% of credit hours (30 credits for degree programs of 120 credits) at JMU.
  • Have earned at least 50% of credit hours (60 credits for degree programs of 120 credits) accepted by JMU from accredited four-year institutions of higher education, including JMU.
  • Meet course prerequisites for the major regardless of where general education requirements are completed.

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