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Pre-arrival information

Your future, our commitment: Begin your James Madison University experience now

Studying with us is about putting your education and your future first. This is your time. By choosing to start your JMU experience now, you will benefit from:

  • A US education – the number one study destination for international students
  • World-class teaching and student support, which will help you succeed and take control of your future career success
  • Access to Start Smart – our exclusive preparatory course, delivered virtually at no extra cost. 

The first step is to make sure you’re registered with us. Set up your account with us after paying your deposit to be able to register for your chosen courses, start orientation and meet your new classmates.

Important dates to remember

Spring 2023 (ISC and Direct Admit):

Application Deadline: November 20, 2023
Start Date: January 16, 2024

Summer 2024 (ISC):

Application Deadline: March 25, 2024
Start Date: May 13, 2024

Fall 2023 (ISC and Direct Admit):

Application Deadline: June 24, 2024
Start Date: August 21, 2024

Here to help

As a JMU ISC student, you’ll have your own Student Success Manager ready to help you one-on-one to make sure you’re doing all you can to be successful in your classes. You’ll meet your advisor during the first week of class. Once you get to know them, they can help you with:

  • Academic questions about your classes
  • Answering questions about the visa process
  • Answering health questions
  • Understanding US culture better
  • Overcoming stress
  • Engaging with other students and native English speakers, even online!
  • Fixing technology problems

*Subject to University policy and ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19

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Discover how we’ll help you transition to campus as easily as possible – including help with your visa.

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Have questions? Check out our FAQ page to find out more about studying with us or contact us if you don’t find your answer.