JMU Summer Session Courses and Incoming First-Year Students

This page is dedicated to our incoming class of 2024 interested in starting their JMU academic career beginning Summer 2020.  Instructions on this page are specifically geared to these students.  Current JMU students enroll using the fall/spring process.  Non-JMU degree seeking student information is on the Non_JMU Students Only tab in the navigation on the left.

 

Reminder about FALL Enrollment:

Even if you enroll in summer courses, you need to complete the One Book steps at https://www.jmu.edu/onebook/index.shtml, made an Orientation Reservation, and declared your major in order to receive an enrollment appointment to enroll in Fall 2020 courses. Enrollment appointments can be viewed through the One Book steps on June 4.

Welcome to JMU! We are excited that you are interested in starting your JMU academic career early. Below is information regarding the steps you need to take to enroll in our online summer session courses.

 

Enrolling in summer session courses:

To enroll in a summer session course, you must first do the following:

  • Send an email to The Office of the Registrar at Registrar@jmu.edu  with “REQUEST to Change Admit Term” in the subject line.
  • In the body of the email, The Student should specifically request to change the term of enrollment from Fall to Summer of the upcoming term.
  • This email request MUST come from The Students e-ID@Dukes.jmu.edu email account.

Once the admit term is updated, you will have access to enroll for summer.  View the tutorials below to learn how to add, drop, and search for classes, and use the waitlist.

Add a class - Make sure you change the Term field to Summer 2020
Drop a class
List of all tutorials

 

Recommendations for summer courses:

Since many of you are in the final weeks of completing high school requirements, we recommend you look for classes in the 2nd 6-week session, where classes begin June 29th and run through August 7th. We offer other summer session terms as listed on the main Summer Session page, but we recommend a 6-week and longer course duration. Search the JMU Undergraduate Catalog,  

Subject/Catalog Course Title Credits Fulfills the GenEd requirement listed below. Courses are color coded by GenEd Clusters.  Do  NOT enroll in multiple courses from the same colored area) Open to:
WRTC 103 Rhetorical Reading and Writing 3 Cluster 1 – Writing requirement All JMU students
BUS 160 Business Decision Making in Modern Society 3 Cluster 1- Critical Thinking requirement Incoming FYR students only
REL 101 Religions of the World 3 Cluster 2 – Human Questions and Contexts All JMU students
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3 Cluster 2 – Virtual & Performing Arts All JMU students
ARTH 206 Survey of World Art: Renaissance to Modern 3 Cluster 2 – Virtual & Performing Arts All JMU students
THEA 210 Introduction to Theatre 3 Cluster 2 – Virtual & Performing Arts All JMU students
MUS 200 Music in General Culture 3 Cluster 2 – Visual and Performing Arts All JMU students
HUM 200 Literature About the Body 3 Cluster 2 - Literature All JMU Students
ISCI 101 Physics, Chemistry, and  Human Experience 3 Cluster 3 – Physical Principles All JMU students
ASTR 120 The Solar System 3 Cluster 3 – Physical Principles All JMU students
POSC 200 Global Politics 3 Cluster 4 - The Global Experience All JMU students
POSC 225 U.S. Government 4 Cluster 4 - The American Experience All JMU students
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 Cluster 5 – Sociocultural Domain requirement Incoming FYR students only

 

 

Waitlists for Summer:

If your search for a summer session course returns no results, search again but unclick the "Search Open Classes Only" box. If the class has waitlist availability, you will see a yellow triangle. Add yourself to the waitlist. We will contact you if we are able to enroll you into the class or if we open an additional section of the course. This link provides instructions on utilizing the waitlist. https://www.jmu.edu/cob/asc/_files/wait-list-swap-instructions.pdf

 

Tutorials: Searching/Adding/Waitlists:

Search and Add a class - Make sure you change the Term field to Summer 2020
Drop a class

Waitlist instructions
List of all tutorials

 

Paying for a Summer Session Course:

Payment for summer courses is made through the University Business Office's Madison Money Manager system.  Click here for a link to the Madison Money Manager process

 

 

 

Advising Questions about Summer Session: 

Q. May I speak with an advisor about my summer course selections?
A. Yes, Our Career and Academic Planning advisors are happy to help. Contact them at firstyearadvising@jmu.edu.

Q. When can I sign up for a summer course?
A. As soon an you contact the Registrar’s Office and your admit term is changed to summer.  See the steps listed above.

Q. What courses should I take for summer session?
A. It depends.  Your first-year advisor will help you to decide which courses are ideal to take based on your major, college credit (dual enrollment, AP, etc) you have earned, and options from which to choose.

 

Financial Aid for Summer Session:

  • If you plan to use financial aid for the summer session, you must submit the 2020-21 FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov and complete the JMU summer aid application.
  • If a student receives a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan in summer, it will reduce your eligibility for these loans in the following fall/spring terms.
  • If a student receives Pell or Federal Direct PLUS Loan in summer, it will not reduce their fall/spring eligibility for aid from these programs.
  • JMU freshmen scholarships, state grants, and institutional grants are not applicable to summer courses. 
  • Questions?  Review the JMU Summer Financial Aid video and additional information on the Financial Aid Office website.

 

Contact us at jmusummersession@jmu.edu if you have questions.

 

 

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