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University Withdrawal

The withdraw process at JMU begins when the student (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctoral) makes their initial request by submitting the electronic form to the Office of the Registrar, or contacts the Dean of Students to declare their intent to withdraw. 

Students who are withdrawing prior to, or during the first 3 weeks of the current semester, or students who plan to complete their current semester, but will not attend JMU for the subsequent semester, must submit their request to the Office of the Registrar. Students desiring to withdraw after the 3rd week of the current semester should contact the Dean of Students Office to withdraw from JMU. 

Withdrawal Guide (PDF)

If you wish to formally withdrawal from the University, please contact these offices PRIOR to completing the withdrawal or cancellation form. If you are not affiliated with any of these student groups, proceed with the withdrawal process.

Veteran’s Benefits
Phone: 540-568-6281, option #3
Email: veteran@jmu.edu
Location: Student Success Center, 5th Floor (within the Office of the Registrar)

Contact a Veteran’s Benefits representative to discuss your current benefits, and make sure there are no implications with withdrawing from the University.

International Students
Phone: 540-568-5209
Email: isss@jmu.edu
Location: Madison Hall, 2nd Floor (within the Center for Global Engagement Office)

Contact the International Student and Scholar Services team to discuss your withdrawal from JMU as students on F and J visas will lose the JMU sponsorship of their immigration status in the US.

Student Athletes
Phone: 540-568-7357
Contact Name: Stephen LaPorta
Email: laportsp@jmu.edu 
Location: Godwin Hall, Room 141

Contact the Athletics Compliance Office to talk about withdrawing from JMU and any implications it may have on your scholarship and/or your NCAA eligibility at JMU, or the new institution to which you are transferring

 

Other Information Regarding Your Withdrawal:

When processing your withdrawal request, the date the form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar is the effective date for your withdrawal when dropping classes. For example, if the add/drop deadline is 1/21/2020, and the form is submitted on 1/20/2020, we will process the form using the 1/20/2020 date, even if it occurs after the deadline.

Some instructors that use Canvas may not always update their class rosters after a student withdraws—therefore, you may continue receiving emails/notifications from the instructor, or Canvas. If you have received confirmation from the Office of the Registrar that the withdrawal has been processed, you can assure your classes have been dropped/withdrawn. You can ignore any emails sent to you from Canvas, and you may contact any instructors to inform them that you have left JMU.

It is recommended that you save a PDF version of your unofficial transcript before you leave the University. Once your MyMadison account is disabled, you will NOT be able to access your unofficial transcript, and you will need to request your official transcript.

If you need to request your official transcript, you will need to go the Registrar’s Website at www.jmu.edu/registrar, and click on the Request a Transcript picture, and then click on the Order My Transcript link. This will take you to the National Student Clearinghouse Website to request your official transcript.

Click the picture below that best fits your status at JMU to proceed with the withdrawal process. Failure to complete the correct form to notify JMU of your cancellation/withdrawal may result in delays. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have any questions about which form to complete.

 
Coming Back to JMU in the Future?

If you are a current student, and plan to return to JMU in the future, please review this website regarding re-entry: https://www.jmu.edu/registrar/students/Reentry.shtml.

If you are an incoming student, and plan to return to JMU in the future, you will need to re-apply to the University through the Office of Admissions. Contact their office for additional information regarding that application process.

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