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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.

Why apply directly with us?

We will help you throughout the Admissions process, from your application to your arrival. 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

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How to apply

Ready to join us? Learn more the application process in order to start your journey to study at JMU International Study Center, or to apply for Direct Entry to James Madison University.

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Entry requirements

Find out what grades you need in order to join us at the International Study Center, for either our International Year or direct admission to the University.