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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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.
The dual-enrollment courses listed below are offered regularly. Check with your high school to determine which ones are offered at your school.
All students admitted to a FastTrack dual-enrollment course must meet the following admission standards and expectations:
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.
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.
Yes, as a student enrolled in a Fairmont State course, all dual-enrollment students have access to services provided by The LEAD Center. See the schedule on the LEAD Center page. While you may not be able to come to our campus, LEAD Center tutors are available online during their regular hours. Can’t make their regular hours? No problem! The LEAD Center offer appointments in select subjects as well. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or need assistance.
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.