Beverly, West Virginia
High School: 
Elkins High School
Why Attend?: 

I chose to attend Fairmont State because the tuition was lower at Fairmont State than the tuition of the other colleges I applied. Fairmont State is also the only college that I applied to that offered me in-state tuition. In conclusion, I chose Fairmont State because it was cheapest.

Most Surprised: 

I was surprised when I arrived at Fairmont State that I actually have so much free time. This surprised me because I have never had hours between classes that I didn’t have to do something during.


In the Honors Program, I have gotten a better opportunity to take the classes that I want. I also have had the chance to talk to many upperclassmen about the classes that they are taking and their experiences in the classes that I am taking now. It is nice to be able to talk to the other students about their opinion on the classes in hindsight.


Research your scholarships so that you know for sure what the requirements are. Look into alternative scholarships, particularly from the colleges that you are considering attending.

Difference between courses: 

The only difference that I have noticed so far in my Honors courses and my high school courses is that in my Honors courses we aren’t given a worksheet to do in an hour and then not expected to do anything else after we finish.

Contact Info

Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260