You can change your major by filling out a “Major Change Form” in Student Enrollment Services, Room 248 Hardway Hall. You will be assigned a new advisor in the department of your new major.
Yes. You will need to meet with an advisor in the major that you are declaring. If an advisor in your new department is not assigned, go to the dean of your department.
Yes. It is very important to see your advisor. First, you need to get your pin number. Second, your advisor will help to ensure that you take courses in the appropriate order to increase the likelihood you will graduate within your timeframe. Some courses are offered only once per year or once every two years. Working with your advisor will ensure you don’t miss a needed course. Your advisor can also serve as a mentor, providing valuable information about your chosen field.
This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application will help determine if you are eligible for federally funded financial assistance and may be obtained on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
In order to receive any type of Financial Assistance from Fairmont State - for grants, scholarships, or loans - we must have your FAFSA information on file.
Estimated in state tuition, out of state tuition, additional costs and a net price calculator may be found on our website at www.fairmontstate.edu/finaid/costs/fairmont-state-university.
Yes. There are two sources for scholarships. Admissions Scholarships simply require that the admissions file be complete by December 15th to be considered. Foundation Scholarships require a completed scholarship application by February 1st to be considered. All scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. More information about scholarships may be found online at www.fairmontstate.edu/finaid/funding/scholarships.
We estimate that the average cost of textbooks and supplies for incoming freshmen for the academic year is $1000.00.
Students younger than 21 who are attending at least one class on the main campus, are required to live on campus for four semesters, unless they apply for and receive off-campus approval from the Office of Residence Life.
There are various housing options. We have three traditional co-ed residence halls: Prichard, Pence, and Morrow Hall. Bryant Hall, completed in the fall of 2004, is a beautifully modern, suite-styled residence hall. College Park Apartments is also an option for upper-classmen ready to make the change to more independent living.
Residence Hall and Apartment rates can be found at http://www.fairmontstate.edu/stulife/residence-life/housing-rates.
You can find information regarding residence hall deposits, applications, and room assignments at http://www.fairmontstate.edu/stulife/residence-life/application-process.
Yes. Our campus is handicapped accessible and the Office of Disability Services can make various arrangements for students who need special accommodations. The office may be reached by calling (304) 367-4686.
Yes. You can call 304-367-4906 for answers to your questions through TTY or call (304) 367-4072 for Video Phone.
Yes, generally undergraduate credit hours do not have a time restriction for transferring. It is important for the college hours to be on a transcript from an accredited college or university.
The average class size is 22 students, and our student-to-faculty ratio of 8-to-1 allows the institution to provide individual attention for every student.
Over 80 Baccalaureate Degree programs, six Associate Degree programs, and five Graduate Degree programs.
The main campus, which is shared with Pierpont Community & Technical College, is located in Fairmont, WV. Classes are also taught in Clarksburg, Bridgeport, and other regional locations.
Yes. Fairmont State University is a member of NCAA Division II and the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. We offer 15 men's and women's sports.
We have approximately 4,500 students enrolled from 25 states and 19 countries.
New college students who graduated high school more than five years prior to their application date or students with low ACT/SAT sub-scores, may be required to take the COMPASS (placement test) to determine the appropriate placement in English and/or Math courses.
2.0 high school GPA and an 18 ACT composite or 870 SAT composite
3.0 high school GPA and SAT or ACT composite regardless of score
Transfer students from an accredited institution must have a college gpa of 2.0
Yes, if you were born after January 1, 1957, we will need proof of vaccination for Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR).
You may register for a campus visit online at www.fairmontstate.edu/visitfsu. You will have a personal appointment with an admissions counselor and a tour of our beautiful campus. Your visit can also be customized to include appointments with an academic representative, financial aid, or other administrative offices.
We do not have an application fee for our general application for admission. However, some of our Health Career and Selective Program majors do have a $20 application fee.
August 10, 2012 – Last day for new and readmitted students to be admitted. All required material (application, transcripts, etc.) must be received in the Office of Enrollment Services by August 10 (not postmarked).
Notes: For priority registration, make sure all the pieces of your admission file are in and complete six weeks prior to the start of the semester. Double-check the requirements of your program, some ask for applications much earlier.
First-Time Freshmen must apply by December 15th for priority consideration for academic scholarships.
Yes. Student Parking Decals are included in tuition and must be displayed in the vehicle while parked on campus.
NO. Students must log on to myCampus and go through FELiX to drop classes they no longer wish to complete. Failure to do so will result in an F.
If you have not declared your major, the advisors in the Advising Center will help you schedule your classes. If you have declared a major, a faculty member in your major will be your advisor. Contact the staff in the department of your major to find your advisor.
Yes. For assistance, refer to the Self Registration Guide. Students must meet with their advisor each semester to receive an individual pin number in order to self-register.
A student must be enrolled in 12 semester hours to be considered a full-time student.
Every student has a UCA (Unified College Account). You must activate this account by going to myCampus and clicking on “Activate Unified College Account” and following the instructions. If you need help doing this you may go to the library or Advising Center for assistance.
You can also find your grades by logging on to myCampus and going through FELiX.
Your schedule can be found by logging on to myCampus and going through FELiX.
Starting July 1, 2013, admissions to the associate of science degree in nursing programs (ASN and LPN) will be done on a first come, first served basis. As soon as the student meets the admission requirements, the student will be admitted to the next nursing admission class. For the traditional ASN program that will be fall 2014 and for the LPN-ASN program it will be May 2014. Once a class is full, the student will be admitted to the next open class. Students not accepted into the fall 2014 class, will need to reapply for the 2015 fall class.
There will be 96 traditional students admitted for fall 2014. And, 24 non-traditional LPN students are admitted each May into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.
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Once a student has met the admission criteria, the student will be immediately accepted into the next admission class.
The algebra prerequisite is no longer required. In order to be admitted to the ASN program, you must be eligible to enroll in college level math. If you do not meet the math requirement for college level math, you may take -
You may take the TEAS test two times per calendar year.
The TEAS test is given at Pierpont Community & Technical College's Center for Workforce Education (CWE) located in downtown Fairmont at 320 Adams Street, Suite G01, Fairmont, WV 26554. The Center for Workforce Education is located on the ground floor of Veterans Square.