Advising Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I register myself?

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.

How do I change my major?

You can change your major by filling out a “Major Change Form” in Student Enrollment Services, on the 3rd floor of the Turley Student Services Center. You will be assigned a new advisor in the department of your new major.

How do I get a transcript?

Official transcripts are provided by the Registrar’s Office, located in Enrollment Services on the 3rd floor of the Turley Student Services Center.  You can print an unofficial academic history by logging on to the myCampus.

How many credit hours must I take to be considered full-time?

A student must be enrolled in 12 semester hours to be considered a full-time student.

If I can register myself, do I still need to see my advisor?

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.

If I change my major, do I meet with an advisor in my 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.

If I stop going to a class will it be dropped for me?

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.

What is a UCA? How do I get one?

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.

Where can I find my grades?

You can also find your grades by logging on to myCampus and going through FELiX.

Where can I get a copy of my schedule?

Your schedule can be found by logging on to myCampus and going through FELiX.

Who is my advisor?

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.

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Are there any test preparation materials available for the TEAS?

Test preparation materials, including study guides and practice tests, are available to be purchased from Assessment Technologies Institute™ LLC. You can find out more by visiting their web address Free tutoring to all FSU/Pierpont students is available on the second floor of the library. This is not specific to just TEAS tutoring but does include this service for those who request it. The tutoring schedule can be accessed at They have copies of TEAS practice books. The library also has copies of the TEAS practice books available for checkout. Linda King, Associate Professor, is the director of the tutoring center. She can be contacted via email at if you have any questions.


Can I re-test if I want to improve my score?

Yes, you can take the TEAS test twice in a calendar year. You must complete all subtest areas each time.

How do I arrange to re-test?

You register to retake the test by selecting the date you want and paying for the TEAS test online as described in "How do I register for the TEAS?".

How do I get my TEAS test results?

Your individual student report is available immediately after you submit your exam. However, the test proctor cannot print a copy for you. If you want a copy of your score, you can download from another computer by logging back into Assessment Technologies Institute™ LLC at and going to My Results.

How do I register for the TEAS?

You register for the test date you want and pay for the TEAS test online at Pierpont Community & Technical College Continuing Education website and click on the Browse Our Courses link and then the TEAS Pre-Nursing Exam link.

How late can I wait to register to take the TEAS?

You can register for one of the available test dates as long as there are seats available. Be aware that there are a limited number of seats available on each test date, so it is important to pick a test date and register before all the available seats are taken.

How long does it take to complete the TEAS?

The TEAS test is a timed test. The total testing time for all four test areas is 3 hours and 29 minutes.
Most subtests are timed to average 75 seconds per item.
The amount of time allotted for each subtest is as follows:
• Reading – 58 Minutes
• Mathematics – 51 Minutes
• Science – 66 Minutes
• English and Language Usage – 34 Minutes

How many students are admitted into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program each year?

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.

How many times per calendar year may I take the TEAS test?

You may take the TEAS test twice in any calendar year. You register for the TEAS test you are taking the second time in a calendar year the same as you do for the first time. Please see "How do I register for the TEAS?"

How much does it cost to re-test?

Re-test costs are the same as the initial test costs, $65.

Is there anything special I need to do or need to bring on the day of the TEAS?

You should plan to arrive ½ hour prior to testing time to allow for check in. You must bring a current picture ID, and two (2) #2 pencils.

What are the minimum TEAS scores needed to apply for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

  • Science – 60
  • Reading – 60
  • English – 50
  • Math – 50

What college course may I take to fulfill the Algebra prerequisite for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

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 -

  • MATH0080: Units 0081, 0082, 0083, 0084, 0085, & 0086 (or)
  • MATH1100: Intermediate Algebra (or)
  • MATH1107: Fundamental Concepts of Math (or)
  • MATH1112: College Algebra

What if I am a non-citizen and do not have a social security number?

You need to contact the TEAS test administrator, Michelle Duckworth, at (304) 367-4930 or by email at least one month prior to the date on which you would like to test.

What if I live outside of the State or regional area and cannot make it to one of the TEAS test dates identified?

You need to contact the TEAS test administrator, Michelle Duckworth, at (304) 368-7254 or by email to determine if special testing arrangements can be made. Realize that special arrangements will only be made due to extraordinary circumstances. Such requests must be made no later than one month prior to the last available test date.

What is TEAS?

TEAS is short for “Test of Essential Academic Skills.” TEAS is a 4-part on-line assessment developed by Assessment Technologies Institute™ LLC that consists of subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English.

What is the application deadline for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

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. 

What items must I submit to apply for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

  • Fairmont State University Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcripts, LPN Program Transcripts, College Transcripts, and/or GED scores
  • ACT, SAT, and/ or COMPASS Scores
  • TEAS Scores

What must I do to apply for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

  • Meet the general admission requirements to FSU including minimum ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores.
  • Have all developmental courses completed by the end of fall semester.
  • Have taken the Pre-Nursing Test (TEAS) and have achieved the minimum score for each component.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

What testing areas are included in the TEAS test?

TEAS is a 4-part assessment developed by Assessment Technologies Institute™ LLC consisting of subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English with 170 total questions.

The numbers of questions in each subtest area are as follows:
• Reading –48 Questions
• Mathematics – 34 Questions
• Science – 54 Questions
• English and Language Usage – 34 Questions

When are students notified as to whether or not they are accepted into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

Once a student has met the admission criteria, the student will be immediately accepted into the next admission class.

Where do I submit my application for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program?

Fairmont  State University
Enrollment Services
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Where is the TEAS test administered?

TEAS testing is conducted at Pierpont Community & Technical College’s Center for Workforce Education located in downtown Fairmont at 320 Adams Street, Suite G01, Fairmont, WV 26554. Detailed directions are available online.

Why do I need to take the TEAS test?

Fairmont State University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health has made the TEAS test results part of the admission requirements for the Associate of Science in Nursing Program for all students applying for acceptance.

Contact Info

Academic Advising Center
Turley Student Services Center
Room 317
M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: (304) 367-4709

If you are an enrolled student with an assigned UCA, information on the following topics can be found in myCampus:

  • Student Self Registration
  • Advisee Expectations
  • Advisor Expectations
  • Changing Your Major