Entry requirements

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International Year entry requirements

Entry to the International Year program is based on the academic requirements for entry to a James Madison University bachelor's degree.

However, the English language level requirements are lower as the International Study Center (ISC) program will improve your language proficiency to satisfy the University's English level admission requirements.

Academic requirements

International Year applicants must have:

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a US secondary education
  • Minimal 2.25 GPA (Grade Point Average) - equivalent to 77-79% or a 'C+' average
  • Diploma or certification of graduation from High School in your home country
  • Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music and studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

English language level

The number of semesters you will study on the International Year program is based on your IELTS score. Your program duration is confirmed after a post-arrival English test.

Semesters English language level
1 IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 80 / Pearson 58 / Versant 64+/ Duolingo 105
2 IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 60 / Pearson 45 / Versant 48-54/ Duolingo 85
3 IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 50 / Pearson 42 / Versant 43-47/ Duolingo 75
4 IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL 45 / Pearson Not Accepted / Versant 41-42/ Duolingo 65

Applicants must provide proof that they meet the minimum English language entry requirement. There are several ways you can show English proficiency:

  • TOEFL score - internet-based test.
  • IELTS score
  • Certificate of English from an Embassy English language school in the US, UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Direct admission entry requirements

Academic requirements

If you are applying to join the University directly, you must have at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 to join James Madison University.

Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music or studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

English language level

You can join your university degree program of choice directly if you already meet the university’s entry requirements of IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 80.

English for University Studies Entry/Exit Requirements

Direct Admit Entry Requirements Exit Standard 
8-Week English for University Studies online program Equivalent of IELTS 6.0 in all areas IELTS 6.5 in all skills areas
12-Week English for University Studies online program Equivalent of IELTS 5.5 IELTS 6.5 in all skills areas

 

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