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Direct admission

Direct entry to the University

If you meet the appropriate language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 80 and academic requirement of a 2.5 Grade Point Average, you can apply directly to any of our academic programs at James Madison University.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are from an English-speaking country or have high scores on the IELTS and TOEFL tests already. The International Study Center can also help you with your application.

You can speak with a student enrollment adviser about your qualifications by completing our inquiry form.

English for University Studies

English for University (EUS) offers you the opportunity to be enrolled directly to James Madison University without taking an English entrance exam.

If you have not taken an English entrance exam or you do not meet the English language entry requirement for direct admission, you may enroll in EUS, an 8- or 12-week program that will help you improve your English skills. By successfully completing EUS, you will be guaranteed direct admission to JMU.

EUS is a 25-hour-per-week program. 50% of your learning hours will be delivered through real-time lessons – with the remaining 50% accessible through pre-recorded lectures and interactive quizzes, group projects, presentations, writing practices, and more.

You can find out more about help joining your degree at JMU as a Direct Admit student through our English for University Studies program on our fees and entry requirements pages.

ProgramCostStart DateExit Standard
8-Week EUS$2,00030 May 2022IELTS 6.5 in all skills areas
12-Week EUS$3,0002 May 2022

Why apply directly with us?

The International Study Center can help you throughout the process, making it faster when compared to applying through the University. On top of that, there is no application fee when you apply with us. We'll also make sure you complete all the steps of application correctly and ensure you have the correct paperwork in place.

Entry points

2-, 3-, & 4-semester International Year programs:
Every January, May, and August

1-semester International Year program:
January and August

Direct admission:
January and August

English for University Studies:
May 2022