Transferable Associate Degrees & the JMU General Education Waiver

The Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.)* and Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.&S.) degrees from all Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland College have been approved by JMU to fulfill JMU's General Education requirements

* The only Virginia community college A.S. degree that is not approved as a state transfer degree by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and therefore will not waive General Education requirements at JMU is the A.S. in General Studies from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees from Virginia community colleges are also not eligible for the General Education waiver at JMU.

To have your General Education requirements waived, you must apply for graduation at your community college and request that a final copy of your transcript showing the degree conferred be sent to the JMU admissions office.

Transferable Associate Degrees & Guaranteed Admission

A student who meets JMU admission criteria and has earned an associate degree will be given greater consideration for admission over a student who does not earn an associate degree. Students who earn a transferable associate degree listed above and meet other criteria may be eligible for guaranteed admission.

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