Important Dates For Fall 2014:
August 17 - Last day to withdraw from the institution without owing a portion of your tuition and fees
August 17 - Last day to pay without a late fee
August 18 - Classes begin
August 22 - Last day to add courses and last day to drop courses without a 'W' appearing on your transcript. Deadline will be strictly enforced.
September 5 - Deadline to apply for May 2015 Graduation
September 12 - 4 Week Grade Check
October 10 - Mid Term
October 24 - Last day to drop a class for the full term
November 28 - Last day to withdraw from the institutions (withdrdaw from all classes for the current term only)
December 8-12 - FINAL EXAM WEEK
Check the Registrar's Calendar (link below) for all important dates including important summer school dates.
Verification of degree completion and enrollment for employers, recruiters, and background search firms is available through the National Students Clearinghouse. Request should be submitted directly to www.studentclearinghouse.org.
What is DegreeWorks?
DegreeWorks is a web-based tool that you can use to monitor your academic progress toward degree completion. DegreeWorks allows you and your academic advisor to plan future academic coursework. DegreeWorks looks at the major requirements for the catalog in the year you began taking coursework and the coursework you have completed to produce an easy-to-read audit. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE DEGREEWORKS AUDIT IS UNOFFICIAL and only the Registrar’s Office determine eligibility for graduation.
How can I access DegreeWorks?
DegreeWorks is located in your myCampus portal. Simply log on to myCampus and click on the FELiX link. From there, select Student and Financial Aid.
Who can use DegreeWorks?
Students who began attending Fairmont State University in the Fall of 2012 can use DegreeWorks. Catalogs prior to Fall of 2012 are not available in DegreeWorks. Students who started before 2012 cannot access DegreeWorks information. Also, the Education degree and RBA degree are not programmed in DegreeWorks. Students with these majors must contact their department for degree audit information.
What is a Degree Audit?
A degree audit is a review of coursework, both taken and planned, that divides the coursework into blocks that show how the coursework will count toward degree requirements. Checkboxes exist within each block to easily distinguish what courses and requirements are complete and those that still need to be completed. Please see the legend at the end of the screen for definitions of the symbols used in the audit. PLEASE REMEMBER THE DEGREEWORKS AUDIT IS UNOFFICIAL and only the Registrar’s Office can determine eligibility for graduation.
Can I see a list of all the classes I’ve taken?
Yes. On the ‘Audits’ tab, click on the ‘Class History’ link at the top for a list of courses taken. This lists all of the classes you have taken chronologically as an unofficial listing of your course history.
How do I know what classes I need to take?
Your audit will outline courses needed to meet degree and major requirements within each specific block. Look for unchecked boxes to identify requirements that you still need to complete. You may then use this information to create an academic plan and discuss it with an academic advisor.
When should I use at degree audit?
You should always review your audit at least four times a semester:
1. Before you meet with your academic advisor to discuss registration for an upcoming semester.
2. After you register to ensure that the courses you selected apply to your requirements like you thought they would.
3. After your grades for each semester are posted.
4. Any time you make a change to your schedule or major.
Can I save or print my audit?
Yes, by using the ‘Save as PDF’ button, you can save or print a PDF version of your audit. You can also use the print tab at the top of your audit. Any information you choose to print is the responsibility of the student. Please be aware that this information contains your student ID# as well as an unofficial version of your academic record. If you choose to save your audit, do not save it to the desktop if you are using a public computer. Make sure that you save it to your personal storage device or space.
My requirements percentage bar seems to be inaccurate. How does this calculate the percentage of my degree completed?
The degree progress bar counts all checked boxes in the degree and major requirements blocks toward the completed degree percentage. This can include both course and non-course requirements. It is intended to be used as a snapshot of overall progress toward degree completion, not as a measure of credits completed.
I’ve seen the ‘@’ symbol in several places on my audit. What does this mean?
This is a wild card in DegreeWorks. If the @ sign appears with course numbers after it (i.e., @ 1@@@:29@@), it means that you can take any subject area with that level (a 1000-2000 level course from any subject area). If it appears after a subject prefix (i.e., ENGL @), it means that you can take any course with that subject prefix (any course in English). Please look at the legend at the bottom of your audit to identify other common symbols used in your audit.
If all of the boxes are checked, does that mean I’m graduating?
Not necessarily. You are still required to apply for graduation. Upon receipt of a graduation application, the Registrar’s Office will evaluate the audit to determine eligibility for graduation, and will notify you of the result. PLEASE REMEMBER THE DEGREEWORKS AUDIT IS UNOFFICIAL and only the Registrar’s Office can determine eligibility for graduation.
What is the ‘What If’ feature?
The ‘What If’ function allows you to hypothetically change your major and/or catalog year. The ‘What If’ audit will show you what coursework is required for the new program of study, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.
If I use the ‘What If’ feature does this mean that I have changed my major?
No. The ‘What-if’ function is for information purposes only and does not change your major. If you decide you'd like to change your major, you must come to the Student Services Center.
Who should I contact if I still have questions or disagree with the audit?
Please contact Enrollment Services at 304-367-4141 if you have questions.
Only the students applying for readmission after the effective date of this policy will be eligible for forgiveness under this policy. This policy supersedes all previous Academic Forgiveness Policies at Fairmont State. Academic Forgiveness only applies to courses taken at Fairmont State University or Fairmont State Community & Technical College.
Academic forgiveness is intended for the student who is returning to college with a grade point deficit and who has not been enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) in any institution of higher learning during the five consecutive academic years immediately preceding the readmission semester. A student who does not normally qualify for readmission because of a low GPA may be admitted and placed on academic probation, unless the student has been placed on academic suspension. When forgiveness is granted, grades of D, F and FIW earned prior to the aforementioned five-year period are excluded from the computation of the grade point average. However, no failing grade will be removed from the permanent record. The academic forgiveness policy may be applied after a student has earned 12 credit hours that apply toward graduation, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Academic forgiveness will be granted only once for any student. The Registrar will give consideration to a request for forgiveness when s/he receives a signed, written request from the student which certifies that the student has not been enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) in any institution of higher learning during the five consecutive academic years immediately preceding the readmission semester. Should the student have attended any institution of higher education on a part-time basis during the specified five-year period, s/he must have earned at least a 2.0 GPA in all course work attempted. The student’s request for forgiveness must be submitted during the readmission semester, and it must identify the non-enrollment period. If all prerequisite conditions have been met, academic forgiveness will be granted at the time the current GPA is calculated officially by the Registrar upon completion of the readmission semester.
The academic forgiveness policy does not alter, change, or amend any other existing policies at Fairmont State and is formulated to be consistent with Series 20 of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. This policy pertains only to the calculation of the GPA required for graduation and does not pertain to GPA calculated for special academic recognition (such as graduating with honors) or to requirements for professional certification which may be within the province of licensure boards, external agencies, or the West Virginia Board of Education. The Regents Bachelor of Arts Program is governed by a different forgiveness policy.
Fairmont State is not bound by the decision of any other institution to disregard grades earned in college courses. Similarly, students should be aware that academic forgiveness extended by Fairmont State may not be recognized by other institutions to which they may transfer.
Students may inquire about their eligibility to change their academic major in the Turley Student Services Center. If qualified, students may change majors based on the following deadlines:
August 1 – Last Day to Change Majors for the Fall Term
January 2 – Last Day to Change Majors for the Spring Term
May 1 – Last Day to Change Majors for the Summer Term
Students who are eligible to change their major after the deadline will have the change processed for the following term.
It is very important to keep your address updated, as important information and difference checks, are mailed to your permanent address on file. You may change your address by coming to the Turley Student Services Center or by printing the Change of Name and/or Address Form and submitting it to the Office of Student Services, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 304-367-4789. You may also mail the form to:
Fairmont State University
ATTN: Enrollment Services
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact the Office of Student Services at 304-367-4141.
Once you have been admitted to Fairmont State, you are issued a Fairmont State email address. Please check this address frequently as important information will be sent to you from the Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Registrar’s offices.
You must drop classes online through FELiX (log into myCampus not Blackboard). Follow the steps below to access the Enrollment Center:
- Go to FELiX in myCampus
- Enter your UCA Username and password
- Click ‘I Agree’ on the Web Transaction Policy
- Select ‘Student & Financial Aid’
- Select ‘Class Scheduling’
- Enter the CURRENT Term - Spring 2006, Fall 2006. etc.
- Select ‘Add/Drop Classes’
- Enter 000000 as the Alternate PIN
To Drop Classes:
Select the drop code from the pull down box under ‘Action’ for all classes you want to drop.
When done, click ‘Submit Changes’.
MAKE SURE TO LOOK AT YOUR SCHEDULE TO VERIFY THE CLASS HAS BEEN DROPPED.
If you try to drop your last class, the system WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO DO THIS. Dropping your last class is actually withdrawing from the term (see below).
- If you have a financial hold on your account, you will not be able to drop a class. Please visit the Registrar’s Office in the Turley Student Services Center for assistance.
- If you have any problems dropping a class or withdrawing for the term, come to the Registrar’s Office right away. Do not wait.
- You are responsible for your schedule. Every time you add or drop a class, review your schedule on- line and make sure you are registered only for the classes you want to be registered for.
- If you do not attend a course, you are responsible for dropping that course. You WILL NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY DROPPED FROM THE COURSE.
Students can access mid-term and final grades by logging on to FELiX on the homepage and entering your UCA and password. Select ‘Student and Financial Aid…’, then select ‘Student Records’ to find both final and mid-term grades. We no longer issue grade reports. Unofficial academic transcripts can be printed from this location as well.
In order to register for classes you must have been admitted and have an active record. Students who do not attend after they have been admitted or sit out a semester must reapply through the Admissions Office in order to become active.
As an active student, you must contact your academic advisor to discuss class selections and receive your term PIN. Without this PIN you cannot schedule your classes. Please refer to the Registrar’s Calendar for registration dates for each term.
Click on the link for an online copy of the Self-Registration Guide. This guide will take you through the process step by step.
Students enrolling in a West Virginia public institution of higher education shall be classified as resident or nonresident for admission, tuition and fee purposes by the institutional officer designated by the President. The decision shall be based upon information furnished by the student and all other relevant information. The designated officer is authorized to require such written documents, affidavits, verifications, or other evidence as are deemed necessary to establish the domicile of a student. The burden of establishing residency for tuition and fee purposes is upon the student.
If there is a question as to residence, the matter must be brought to the attention of the designated officer and acted upon at least two weeks prior to registration and payment of tuition and fees. Students found to have made false or misleading statements concerning their residence shall be subject to disciplinary action and will be charged the nonresident fees for each session therefore attended.
Residence Determined by Domicile
Domicile within the State means adoption of the State as a fixed permanent home and involves personal presence within the State with no intent on the part of the person to return to another state or country. West Virginia domicile may be established upon the completion of at least 12 months of continued residence within the State prior to the date of registration, provided that such residence is not primarily for the purpose of attendance at any institution of learning in West Virginia.
Establishment of West Virginia domicile with less than 12 months’ residence prior to the date of registration must be supported by proof of positive and unequivocal action, including but not limited to the purchase of a West Virginia home, full-time employment within the state, paying West Virginia property tax, filing West Virginia income tax returns, registering to vote in West Virginia and the actual exercise of such right, registering of motor vehicles in West Virginia, and/or possessing a valid West Virginia driver’s license. Additional items of lesser importance include transferring or establishing local church membership, involvement in local community activities, affiliation with local social, civic, fraternal or service organizations, and various other acts which may give evidence of intent to remain indefinitely within the State. Proof of a number of these actions shall be considered only as evidence which may be used in determining whether or not a domicile has been established.
Minors are defined by the West Virginia Code ß2-2-10 as persons under 18 years of age. The residence of minors shall follow that of the parents at all times, except in extremely rare cases where emancipation can be proved beyond question. The residence of the father, or the residence of the mother if the father is deceased, is the residence of unmarried and unemancipated minors. If the father and the mother have separate places of residence, minors take the residence of the parent with whom they live or to whom they have been assigned by court order. The parents of minors will be considered residents of West Virginia if their domicile is within the State.
Minor students who are properly admitted to an institution as resident students shall retain that classification as long as they enroll each successive semester.
Emancipated minors may be considered as adults in determining residence, provided satisfactory evidence is presented that neither of their parents, if living, contributes to their support nor claims them as dependents for federal or State income tax purposes. Emancipated minors assume all of the responsibilities of adults to establish residence for tuition and fee purposes. Proof must be provided that emancipation was not achieved principally for the purpose of establishing residence for attendance at an institution of higher education.
Students Eighteen Years of Age or Over
Students 18 years of age or over may be classified as residents if (1) the parents were domiciled in the State at the time the students reached majority and such students have not acquired a domicile in another state, or (2) while adults, students have established a bona fide domicile in the State of West Virginia. Bona fide domicile in West Virginia means that students must not be in the State primarily to attend an educational institution and they must be in the State for purposes other than to attempt to qualify for resident status.
Nonresident students who reach the age of 18 years while students at any educational institution in West Virginia do not by virtue of such fact alone attain residence in this state for admission or tuition and fee payment purposes.
Students who are properly classified as residents at the time they reach the age of 18 shall continue to be classified as residents as long as they enroll each successive semester and do not establish a domicile, or legal residence, in another state.
Adult students who have been classified as out-of-state residents and who seek resident status in West Virginia must prove conclusively that they have established domicile in West Virginia with the intention of making their permanent home in this state. The intent to remain indefinitely in West Virginia is evidenced not only by persons’ statements but also by their actions. The designated institutional officer shall consider actions including but not limited to those described above in Section Two, “Residence Determined by Domicile.” Proof of a number of these actions shall be considered only as evidence which may be used in determining whether or not a domicile has been established. Factors militating against a change in residence classification may include such considerations as the fact that students are not self-supporting, that they are carried as dependents on their parents’ federal or state income tax returns or their parents’ health insurance policy, or that they customarily do not remain in the State when school is not in session.
Students may get the necessary paperwork for a change of residence from the Registrar’s Office.
Individuals who are on active military duty or employees of the federal government may be classified as residents for the purpose of payment of tuition and fees, provided that they established a domicile in West Virginia prior to entrance into federal service, entered the federal service from West Virginia, and have at no time while in federal service claimed or established a domicile in another state. Sworn statements attesting to these conditions may be required. The spouse and dependent children of such individuals shall also be classified as residents of the State of West Virginia for tuition and fee purposes. Persons assigned to full-time active military service and residing in West Virginia may be classified as instate residents for tuition and fee purposes.
Students at Fairmont State are entitled to official transcripts of their record. However, students who fail to meet their financial obligations to Fairmont State or to any of its departments will not be given transcripts.
A request for a transcript of credit should be made in writing and should include name, both maiden and married, the date of last attendance at Fairmont State and your student ID number or social security number. All requests for transcripts should be sent directly to Enrollment Services. Students may request transcripts by downloading, printing, and submitting a completed Academic Transcript Request Form. Requests are processed within 5 days of receipt. While there is no charge for transcripts, there is a limit of three requests per day. Rush service is available (limit 3 per day) at a charge of $9.00 and transcripts are mailed or available for pick up in 24 hours.
You must withdraw online through the FELiX (log into myCampus not Blackboard). Follow the steps below to access the Enrollment Center:
- Go to the FELiX in myCampus
- Enter your UCA Username and password
- Click ‘I Agree’ on the Web Transaction Policy
- Select ‘Student & Financial Aid’
- Select ‘Class Scheduling’
- Enter the CURRENT Term - Spring 2006, Fall 2006. etc.
- Select ‘Withdraw from the Institution'
Read all information before proceeding.
- Check the ‘CONFIRM’ box.
- Enter your Social Security Number.
- Select the CURRENT Term – Spring 2006, Fall 2006, etc.
- A message will appear that asks if you want to drop all of your classes, Click 'OK'
- Click ‘Submit’
- PLEASE PRINT THE PAGE OR MAKE NOTE OF THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER.
If you have a financial hold on your account, you will not be able to drop a class. Please visit the Registrar’s Office in the Turley Student Services Center for assistance.
If you have any problems dropping a class or withdrawing for the term, come to the Registrar’s Office right away. Do not wait.
You are responsible for your schedule. Every time you add or drop a class, review your schedule on-line and make sure you are registered only for the classes you want to be registered for.
If you do not attend a course, you are responsible for dropping that course. You WILL NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY DROPPED FROM THE COURSE.