Applying to JMU

Freshman Application Deadlines

Your freshman application and all supporting documents are due by the deadline below:

Early Action (non-binding) Deadline: November 16

Decisions posted online mid-January

Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

Decisions posted online in early April


Shortly after submitting your application JMU will begin our communication plan regarding your application. You'll be encouraged to activate your JMU e-ID in order to use the Applicant Center in MyMadison, where you can your application status and review your admissions decision when available.

Completing the Freshman Application

The following are required to complete your application file:

  • Submitted Online Application
  • $70 Application Fee (or Fee Waiver)
  • Official High School Transcript

You are welcome to submit official test scores or official high school transcripts prior to your online application. Applicants may send their official high school transcript through a preferred electronic provider or through the United States Postal Services; however, please do not send multiple transcripts.

The following items are optional (you may choose to submit):

  • Extracurricular activities
  • Letter of recommendation (one)
  • Personal Statement of 500 words or less. (Please note that we do not use the Coalition Essay; your personal statement must be entered on the application to be considered.)
  • Standardized test scores

Learn more about our admission requirements and process.

Checking your Application Status

Shortly after submitting your online application, you will be encouraged to activate your JMU e-ID in order to use the Applicant Center in MyMadison. In the Applicant Center, you will be able to track receipt of your application documents. Remember, items (both electronic and paper) are processed in the order in which they are received. Please be patient as we work dilligently to match items to application files. 

Transferring to JMU

To be eligible to apply for transfer admission, a student must have completed or be in the process of completing at least 24 credit hours post high-school graduation. Priority consideration is given to associate degree completers or those with at least 48 college credits earned. JMU offers admission to a very small number of students who only have one year of college coursework at their previous institution. 

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Applying to JMU

Freshman Application Deadlines

Your freshman application and all supporting documents are due by the deadline below:

Early Action (non-binding) Deadline: November 15

Decisions posted online mid-January

Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

Decisions posted online in early April


Shortly after submitting your application JMU will begin our communication plan regarding your application. You'll be encouraged to activate your JMU e-ID in order to use the Applicant Center in MyMadison, where you can your application status and review your admissions decision when available.

Completing the Freshman Application

The following are required to complete your application file:

  • Submitted Online Application
  • $70 Application Fee (or Fee Waiver)
  • Official High School Transcript

You are welcome to submit official test scores or official high school transcripts prior to your online application. Applicants may send their official high school transcript through a preferred electronic provider or through the United States Postal Services; however, please do not send multiple transcripts.

The following items are optional (you may choose to submit):

  • Extracurricular activities
  • Letter of recommendation (one)
  • Personal Statement of 500 words or less. (Please note that we do not use the Coalition Essay; your personal statement must be entered on the application to be considered.)
  • Standardized test scores

Learn more about our admission requirements and process.

Checking your Application Status

Shortly after submitting your online application, you will be encouraged to activate your JMU e-ID in order to use the Applicant Center in MyMadison. In the Applicant Center, you will be able to track receipt of your application documents. Remember, items (both electronic and paper) are processed in the order in which they are received. Please be patient as we work dilligently to match items to application files. 

Transferring to JMU

To be eligible to apply for transfer admission, a student must have completed or be in the process of completing at least 24 credit hours post high-school graduation. Priority consideration is given to associate degree completers or those with at least 48 college credits earned. JMU offers admission to a very small number of students who only have one year of college coursework at their previous institution. 

Additional Links