The Madison Summer Experience Details for Summer 2021 are still in development. Check back soon!


Important Updates
  • Join us this summer to explore new subjects, complete degree requirements, delve into a subject with intense focus, and advance your progression to your degree through summer session courses.


  • JMU has offered summer session courses online for many years, and enrollment in online courses now surpasses on-campus course enrollment. 


2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Sessions

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Welcome to the James Madison University summer session information entry point. This web site is intended to serve as easy access to summer session information for all students, those currently enrolled with JMU and non-degree seeking students interested in taking courses during the summer.

The summer session offerings at James Madison University make it easy for you to plan ahead. Many of JMU's most popular and high demand courses are offered in the summer. Due to current events, course offerings this summer will be delivered online only.  Understand, however, summer sessions cover the same amount of material as in a fifteen-week term during the academic year, so be prepared for an intensive classroom experience. Current JMU students enroll in summer courses as per their registration appointment.

 JMU Students are assigned enrollment appointments beginning in April.

Summer-only students may begin enrolling (Date TBA) if they have completed the application process.


Online classes provide many benefits such as allowing a more flexible personal schedule, the ability to review course materials repeatedly and learn at your own pace, and it increases your self-discipline in time management.  Think you will miss the peer interaction normally associated with a traditional classroom environment?  Online learning offers opportunities to stay in touch through virtual study groups and subject discussions.


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