A James Madison University student studying

Application support

Your application made simple

Thank you for deciding to study with us. Depending on your application, you may be admitted to the James Madison University International Study Center or to the University directly. To help you with the application process, we’ve written out a step-by-step guide to make sure everything is clear and easy to understand. Our direct online application form is the easiest way to apply to study with us. By applying directly through our website, you will receive a response from our team within 48 hours – who will be there to support you throughout the remainder of your application.

Our support includes:

Expert advice

We are experts in what we do and are ready to share that knowledge with you. Our expert staff are ready to guide you through every stage, including the visa process and preparing for your arrival.

Multilingual team

Our team can offer you support in multiple languages – including Chinese and Arabic.

Answers to your questions

If you have a question, we’re here to answer it. We can support you in choosing the right course for you and present you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Easily contactable

You can reach us easily by phone, email, and in some countries, instant messaging, to help throughout every stage of your inquiry and application.

Step-by-step process

So you know exactly what to expect throughout the application process, here is a step-by-step guide to follow:

1. Apply online

Our online application form is the fastest and easiest way to apply. Complete and submit the online form – made even easier as you can save your progress and come back to it later. Remember to apply with enough time to fully organize your visa, which you will need to be able to join us on campus.

2. Talk with your advisor

Within 48 hours of submitting your application, one of our dedicated student enrolment advisors will respond to your application. Your advisor will be available to support you throughout the entire application process.

3. Receive your offer letter

If your application is successful, we will send you an offer letter. We will then help you accept your offer. Your offer letter will also outline any conditions you need to meet and explain any fees and how you can pay them.

4. Confirm your offer

You can then confirm your offer with us online. It is best to do this as soon as possible to ensure your offer is not lost and you can begin planning for your arrival.

5. Pay your fees

To fully confirm your offer, you need to:

  • pay your confirmation fee
  • return your signed acceptance form.

To see how much tuition costs and when your fees are due, you can check our fees page.

6. Plan for your visa and accommodation

Once you have your visa, you can plan where you will live during your studies. Your student enrolment advisor can help when applying for your visa and your accommodation. They may also be able to help with booking a transfer from the airport to your accommodation – just ask!

7. Get ready to join us

Now you can get excited about joining us. At this point, make sure you read our pre-arrival guide to ensure you’re fully ready to arrive in Harrisonburg.

Ready to apply?

When you’re ready to join us at JMU ISC, begin the application process by filling out our easy-to-use online application form.