Become a Duke

James Madison University is one of the top transfer destinations for NOVA graduates. Students who meet the requirements can take advantage of our Guaranteed Admission Agreement.

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About James Madison University

James Madison University is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, approximately three hours from Washington DC. JMU has been recognized as one of The Princeton Review’s “schools with a conscience,” and for having one of the happiest student bodies in the nation.

Reasons to Choose James Madison

  • James Madison University offers more than 115 degree programs, from bachelor’s to master’s to doctoral.

  • In 2015, JMU was included in Kiplinger magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”

Transfer Programs at JMU

Students transferring to James Madison can apply their Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees toward a four-year bachelor’s.

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Next Steps for a Smooth Transfer

  1. Start planning ASAP: speak to a NOVA Transfer Counselor to select a major; review NOVA’s Guaranteed Admissions Agreements; consider your Financial Aid options

  2. Get to know James Madison University: read through James Madison’s Transfer Advising website; stay informed about the academic calendar and important deadlines; and plan a visit (if you haven’t already)

  3. Submit your paperwork: complete and submit an application to GMU; make sure to include your Financial Aid and Housing forms too

James Madison’s Transfer Advising

Articulation Agreement

These are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities that document transfer policies for a program or degree.

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