Dual-Enrollment Program

Falcon FastTrack 

To support Fairmont State’s mission, the institution welcomes partnerships with high schools through the Falcon FastTrack program to offer dual-enrollment courses in their school, on our campus, and/or online.  The cost of this FastTrack program for high school students is $25 per credit hour, $75 for most courses, regardless of the method of course delivery.

The FastTrack program allows eligible high school students to enroll in college courses at Fairmont State University. These courses may be offered in a high school, on our main campus, in our new Charles Pointe Center in Bridgeport, or online/virtual courses.  Falcon FastTrack students receive a Fairmont State student account and email address, an ID card, parking pass, free entrance to all athletic events, and access to all library databases and services on campus.

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What is meant by dual-enrollment?

Dual-enrollment courses provide high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Because these courses count for both high school and college credit, they are often referred to interchangeably as “dual-credit” or “dual-enrollment” courses.

What courses are available for dual-enrollment students?

The dual-enrollment courses listed below are offered regularly. Check with your high school to determine which ones are offered at your school.

  • ENGL 1101 — Written English I
  • ENGL 1102 — Written English II
  • ENGL 2220 — World Literature I
  • COMM 2200 — Intro to Human Communication
  • HIST 1107 — United States History I
  • HIST 1108 — United States History II
  • MATH 1530 — College Algebra
  • MATH 1540 — Trigonometry
  • FORS 2201 — Intro to Forensic Science
  • POLI 1100 — American Government
  • PSYC 1101 — Intro to Psychology
  • SOCY 1110 — Intro to Sociology
  • SPAN 1101 — Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 1102 — Elementary Spanish II
What are the requirements for dual-enrollment through FastTrack?

All students admitted to a FastTrack dual-enrollment course must meet the following admission standards and expectations:

  • Be enrolled as a junior or senior at their high school or homeschool;
  • Students below the rank of junior may request permission from both the high school or homeschool and Fairmont State for an exception;
  • Possess a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA at the time of admission and throughout their participation in FastTrack courses;
  • Receive approval from their high school principal/designee, or parent if homeschooled;
  • Meet any required course pre-requisites;
  • Complete all required application documents and pay for all courses in a timely manner; and
  • Adhere to all the departmental and institutional requirements for any courses taken 
How can a high school partner with Fairmont State for dual-enrollment?

High schools that wish to offer dual-enrollment courses on their campuses need to collaborate closely with Fairmont State University’s Dean of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, Dr. Richard Harvey, to ensure all policies and procedures are followed for both institutions. Fairmont State recognizes the complications caused by the differing academic schedules of high school and the university.  For this reason, all high schools are encouraged to schedule a facilitating teacher who is able to cover the high school classroom on a daily basis. The Fairmont State faculty member will deliver the course primarily online, with support from the facilitating high school teacher.  University faculty members may visit the high school classroom on a regular basis as appropriate for the course.

Can homeschooled students participate in the Falcon FastTrack Program?

Yes, we welcome homeschoolers to participate in FastTrack. Parents should collaborate closely with Fairmont State University’s Dean of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, Dr. Richard Harvey, to ensure all policies and procedures are followed for admission and enrollment. A Fairmont State faculty member will deliver the course online.

What else should I know about the Falcon FastTrack Program?

All FastTrack courses provide students with a college transcript. Any grades earned will be part of their permanent college transcript.  Students are eligible to enroll in two FastTrack courses per term. Currently, students may earn up to thirty (30) hours of college credit through the FastTrack program prior to graduation from high school. The university portion of the course credit and the resulting grade will be posted at the end of the regular university term. The high school portion of the course credit and the resulting grade will be posted at the end of the regular high school term.