FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

  • Application for Admission
  • Notes:  For priority registration, make sure all the pieces of your admission file are in and complete six weeks prior to the start of the semester. Double-check the requirements of your program, some ask for applications much earlier.
  • Official high school transcript or GED (sent by high school or Department of Education)
  • ACT or SAT Scores (for students who graduated high school less than 5 years prior to enrollment term)
    Click here to visit the ACT web site.
    Click here to visit the SAT web site.
  • College transcript (if college credit was earned during high school)
  • Immunization record - Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) (if born after January 1, 1957)
  • At least a 2.0 high school GPA and an 18 ACT composite or 870 SAT composite (SAT combined Critical Reading and Math scores)

-OR-

At least a 3.0 high school GPA and SAT or ACT composite regardless of score (Fairmont State may conditionally admit students who do not meet the basic admissions standards.)

Students must successfully complete the following minimum academic core requirements prior to admission:

  • 4 English (including courses in grammar, composition, and literature)
  • 3 Social Studies (including U.S. History)
  • 4 Mathematics (three units must be Algebra 1 and higher)
  • 3 Science (all courses to be college preparatory laboratory science, preferably including units from biology, chemistry and physics)
  • 1 Arts
  • 2 Foreign Language (Two units of the same foreign language)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDITS

Fairmont State University recognizes certain examinations of the College Board Advanced Placement Program.  Students who participate in the AP program and wish to have their scores evaluated for credit should have their scores sent to the Office of Admissions.  Students cannot receive credit for a score below 3 on any exam.  Please refer to the Fairmont State Undergraduate Catalog for the list of examinations that are accepted for a grade of CR.

 TRANSFERS

  • Application for Admission
  • Official college transcript(s) (from accredited institution(s); must have 2.0)
  • Official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores if there are fewer than 26 earned credit hours being transferred
  • Immunization record - Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) (if born after January 1, 1957)

POST-BACCALAUREATE STUDENT

(seeking another degree)

  • Application for Admission
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Immunization record - Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) (if born after January 1, 1957) (*SEE BELOW)

POST-BACCALAUREATE STUDENT

(not seeking another degree; not eligible for federal financial aid)

NON DEGREE SEEKING

(applicants not seeking a degree)

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

(current high school student; not eligible for federal financial aid)

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Application for Admission
  • Completed his/her junior year of high school curriculum
  • Current high school transcript (must have grade point average of 3.0)
  • Permission letter from parent or guardian
  • Recommendation letter from the high school principal or counselor
  • Proof of pre-requisite (see catalog)

 

TRANSIENT STUDENT

(students enrolled at another school and returning to that institution)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • All material must be received at least six weeks prior to semester start date
  • Application for Admission
  • Official English translated high school transcript
  • Certified English evaluation of your high school transcript (by WES or SpanTran)
  • Official English proficiency scores (TOEFL of 61 or IELTS of 6.0) if your native language is not English
  • Official English translated college transcript(s)
  • Certified evaluations (by WES or SpanTran) of your college or university transcript(s)
  • Health form signed by a physician approved by U.S. Consular Authority (proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR))
  • Proof of financial support for the first academic year
  • Meet general admissions requirements of the institution

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Immunizations required
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

Immunizations strongly recommended 
Meningococcal Vaccine

Immunizations recommended
Polio Series
Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis (Td and aP, or Tdap within the past 5 years)
Hepatitis A Vaccine
Hepatitis B Series
Varicella Vaccine (or history of chicken pox)
Annual Influenza Vaccines

(Please contact Student Health Services for information on any of the above vaccinations and how they may be obtained by calling (304)367-4155.)

 

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Contact Info

Office of Admissions
Turley Student Services Center
Room 105
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Phone: (800) 641-5678, ext. 2 
Phone: (304) 367-4010
TDD: (304) 367-4200
Fax: (304) 367-4789
admit@FairmontState.edu