Petersburg, West Virginia
High School: 
Petersburg High School
Why Attend?: 

One of the reasons I chose to go to FSU was because there is a strong emphasis on my major, which is criminal justice.  Another reason I came was because of the small, clean campus.  It always looks nice and I can walk to all of my classes within just a few short minutes. 

Most Surprised: 

I was really surprised at how much of my course work is online. At my high school there was not a big budget for technology, so most of the work I did was on paper.  It was strange having to depend on my computer for assignments.


I have not been in the program long enough to make an accurate assessment, but from my short experience, I have enjoyed it.  My honors courses are really nice because they are smaller than normal classes, I get more personal attention.  Most of my teachers already know me by name.


I would tell them that FSU is a good choice if they want a small campus with small classes and teachers that give you personal attention.

Difference between courses: 

With my honors courses, I do more work outside of the classroom.  My classes in high school were not nearly as hard either.

Contact Info

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