Name of Engagement

New Program will Enhance Student Access, Affordability


A joint program announced today by Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University will open new doors for students. The Bridge to Madison transfer program, one of only a few similar programs in Virginia, provides academic and social support to help students gain admittance to and succeed at JMU.

Under the agreement, students who applied to JMU but have not been accepted through the regular admissions process can be considered for selection into the program. These students will be able to live on the university campus while taking their first year of college coursework at Blue Ridge Community College. The arrangement lowers costs for program students and provides academic support from both institutions. Students successfully completing the program will be able to attend JMU full time their sophomore year.

Web Presence


Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students


JMU Campus Scope, Harrisonburg/Local/VA


Summer 2021


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Engagement Attributes

JMU Specific

Type of Partner

Colleges and Universities

Zip Code/Location


Community Partner Name

Blue Ridge Community College

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning



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