Effective February 2022, current JMU students in good standing should complete the Intent to Transfer Credit form. Students no longer need prior written approval to take a course outside of JMU if:

  • It is listed as a “match” in Transferology
  • Your course adheres to the General Education restrictions and Transfer Policies listed below and on the Intent to Transfer Credit Form.
  • You have not already taken the course at JMU

Students are responsible for reviewing all transfer and General Education policies. Lack of adherence to these policies will result in rejection or revocation of your transfer credit.

 

 Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide 

Pay attention to any notes in the information bubble as some courses have transfer restrictions.

Disclaimer: Course equivalencies are subject to change. Reports created using Transferology are considered unofficial evaluations. 

Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide

For assistance, please refer to the Transferology Student User Guide.

University Advisors, Affiliates, and High School Counselors should access the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide by clicking here.

 

General Transfer and General Education Transfer Policies can be viewed by clicking here.

We encourage students to share their transfer plan with their academic advisor prior to enrolling in courses outside of JMU. For information about how transferred courses may apply to specific JMU programs/majors, please visit the Transfer Advising website

Official transcripts* can be sent either via postal mail or by using a verified credential service:

JMU Office of the Registrar
Transfer Credit Services
738 S. Mason St. MSC 3528
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

If you're sending a transcript using a service such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse or Escrip, please use the email transfer_credit@jmu.edu as the recipient.

*Please note that transcripts in unsealed envelopes, emailed pdfs, and scanned copies will not accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide above to view courses currently accepted for credit. Current JMU students wishing to transfer credit back to JMU must submit either an Intent to Transfer Credit Form or the Transfer Credit Approval Form to the Office of the Registrar. 

If your situation requires a Transfer Credit Approval Form, please allow 5-7 business days for your form to be processed. During high volume periods (March-May), it can take up to two weeks to receive final approval. All forms are returned to the student through their dukes email account upon completion. 

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide to see accepted courses before enrolling. If you are currently attending JMU, you must submit an Intent to Transfer Credit Form to the Office of the Registrar.

Any current JMU student wishing to transfer credit back to JMU should submit an Intent to Transfer Credit form unless:

  • You are taking courses through a Study Aboard experience
  • You are not in good academic standing. Dean-level approval is required
  • You want to take courses that are not listed in the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide above.

If any of the three above scenarios apply to you, please sumbit the Transfer Credit Approval Form directly to the Office of the Registrar at transfer_credit@jmu.edu

Yes! Courses taken in this manner are referred to as dual enrollment courses. Students should submit an official transcript from the regionally accredited college or university that offered their dual enrollment courses. Credit cannot be awarded from a high school transcript. You must receive a grade of "C" or better in order to be awarded credit. 

No, the letter grades earned for transfer course work will not appear on the JMU transcript nor will they be included in the JMU cumulative grade point average. Please review your undergraduate catalog for the year in which you first enrolled at JMU to see how transfer credit and corresponding grades apply to JMU graduation honors.

If an official transcript has been sent to the Office of the Registrar, students may check their unofficial transcript on MyMadison to see if the transfer credit has been awarded.

Students who wish to repeat a course at JMU that they have already received test credit (such as AP exams) or transfer credit for previoulsy, may do so for grade with the following stipulations:

  • The test or transfer credit will remain on the JMU record until the end of the term in which the class is being repeated.  If the student earns a grade of “D-“ or higher at JMU, the test or transfer credit will be removed permanently from the JMU record once that grade is posted. If the student earns a grade of “F“, “W”, “WP”, or “WF”, the test or transfer credit will remain on the academic record.
  • Students will not need to select a repeat code for a repeat attempt of a class for which credit has been received via test or transfer.  Repeat Credit or Repeat/Forgiveness options are to be used when a student chooses to repeat a class that the student enrolled in and completed at JMU.
  • Students who have transferred credit from a non-undergraduate JMU career (i.e. CE) to an undergraduate JMU career, and wish to repeat that class in the undergraduate career at JMU, may do so for grade with the following stipulations:
    • The graded CE transfer credit will remain on the JMU undergraduate record until the end of the term in which the class is being repeated.  If the student earns a grade of “D-“ or higher for the repeat attempt, the graded transfer credit will be removed permanently from the undergraduate JMU record once the repeat grade is posted. If the student earns a grade of “F“, “W”, “WP”, or “WF”, the graded transfer credit will remain on the undergraduate JMU academic record. 

The following courses are not transferable for credit:

  • Courses graded as Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Courses that are technical and/or vocational in nature.
  • Remedial, Developmental, and/or sub-college courses that are usually taken to remove a high school deficiency or to remedy inadequate preparation for college-level work in a specific discipline.
  • Courses in which a comparable discipline is not available at JMU.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) courses, departmental and school examinations for credit.

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