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Madison Advising Peers

Helping students with a variety of advising questions

The Madison Advising Peers (MAPs) in University Advising are eight undergraduate students who have met strict academic performance standards and have gone through an intensive training program with Dr. Herb Amato, associate dean in university studies, Anna Lynn Bell, director of university advising and other preprofessional program advisors.

The MAPs can help with a variety of general advising questions about General Education requirements, utilization of MyMadison, degree requirements, registering for classes, the process of declaring/changing majors/minors/pre-professional programs and other advising topics. They are restricted from advising students about major requirements; however, they can help students with questions and documents in preparation for meeting with faculty advisors in the major. Peer advisors are available to meet with undergraduate students throughout the academic year in Wilson Hall, room 102, during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit

University Advising
Wilson Hall, Room 102
(540) 568-7350

Parents’ Top 10

What’s your favorite thing about JMU?

Here is your chance to tell a prospective JMU parent what you like best about the Madison Experience. Tell the Madison Family Connection staff what you enjoy doing with your student on campus or what a new parent should not miss. Parents’ Top 10 list of favorite JMU things will be published in the Fall e-newsletter. Submit your Top 10 to

Where to look

To find information about: Int e rnships . Visit the Career and Academic Planning Web site at www.jmu. edu/cap/resource_center/ internship_websites.htm.

Student empl o yment opportunities. Visit the Student Work Experience Center’s Web site at shtml.

Service opportunities. Visit JMU’s Community Service Learning Web site at Additional opportunities may be found at www.volunteermatch. org/ and

Test prep and admission.Visit the Center for Professional Development Web site at kaplan.shtml.