Students who plan to enter the University for the first time will be classified as follows.

•    Beginning Freshmen: Students who have earned fewer than 12 semester hours following graduation from high school. (See Admission as a Freshmen)

•    Undergraduate Transfers: Students who have earned at least 12 semester hours following graduation from high school, and who have not received a bachelor’s degree. (See Admission as a Transfer Student)

•    Post baccalaureate Students: Students who have received a bachelor’s degree but who do not wish to be admitted to graduate study. (See Admission as a Post baccalaureate Student.)


The general requirements which apply to all applicants for admission or readmission to associate or bachelor’s degree programs include:

•    A $50 nonrefundable application fee for new applicants.

•    A satisfactory academic record.  Each applicant must provide a complete chronological record of educational institutions previously attended. Official transcripts must be submitted in accordance with the instructions on the application. Failure to declare attendance at another institution may cause invalidation of admission and any credits or degrees earned.
•    Each applicant must submit an official transcript showing an earned high school diploma or GED, with a minimum 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average. Transcripts must be received by JMVU directly from the last educational institution. Diplomas and grades from non-US high schools must be accompanied by an official translation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Organization (NACES) and include an equivalency to an US degree.    

•    ACT/SAT scores recommended, but not required

Once admitted, students applying to any Bachelor’s degree program will be required to complete an
•    Introductory Program of 2 one-credit courses offered at JMVU

Furnishing false or fraudulent statements or information in connection with an application for admission may result in disciplinary action, denial of admission and invalidation of credits or degrees earned.