Welcome to JMU! We are excited that you are interested in starting your JMU academic career early by taking a summer course. 

Important: Even if you enroll in summer courses, you need to complete The One Book steps, make an Orientation reservation, and declare your major in order to receive an enrollment appointment to enroll in Fall courses.

How to Register for Summer Session as an incoming first-year student: 

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 these tutorials to learn how to add, drop, and search for classes, and use the waitlist. 

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 toward the end of June and run through early August. 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. Do NOT enroll in multiple courses from the same colored area)
WRTC 103 Rhetorical Reading and Writing 3 Madison Foundations – Writing requirement
BUS 160 Business Decision Making in Modern Society 3 Madison Foundations- Critical Thinking requirement
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3 Arts and Humanities – Virtual & Performing Arts
ARTH 206 Survey of World Art: Renaissance to Modern 3 Arts and Humanities – Virtual & Performing Arts
MUS 200 Music in General Culture 3 Arts and Humanities – Visual and Performing Arts
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 Socialcultural & Wellness Area

Contact jmusummersession@jmu.edu if you have questions.

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