Not necessarily. Our Nursing program is very selective and requires special enrollment procedures.
Remember, the application, high school transcript or GED scores, college transcript (if applicable), official ACT or SAT scores and other pertinent information must be on file by the particular deadline for you to receive full consideration.
If you haven’t graduated from high school, you may be admitted to Fairmont State by passing the General Education Development (GED) Test. You must be a veteran, over 19 years of age, or past the age you would have been had you remained in high school until graduation. Also, you must be out of school more than one year preceding your application to be eligible.
If you are a transfer student and want to enter one of our four-year programs, here’s how you qualify:
If you are transferring fewer than 24 college hours, please provide an official copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores, along with a college transcript. You must also meet the admission requirements of the program into which you are transferring.
Fairmont State welcomes students from all over the world. For more information, visit the International Admissions site.
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.
Of course. You don’t have to pursue a degree to attend Fairmont State.
Admission to Fairmont State as a special or nonmatriculant student is open to anyone who has completed fewer than 15 semester hours cumulative at any college or university. Admission as a special student is intended for students registering for occasional college courses with no degree objective. As a special or nonmatriculant student, you may complete a cumulative total of 30 hours of college credit.
If you are taking classes as a visiting or transient student from another college or university, you will be admitted as a nonmatriculant student.
If you have already completed a baccalaureate degree from another school, you will be admitted as a special or nonmatriculant student when we receive written certification of a degree from the granting institution.
If you are an outstanding high school student, you may enroll as a special student in the summer of your junior year or the fall of your senior year in high school. You can take up to 15 credits as a special student. Here are the requirements:
You bet. As an entering freshman, you will receive Advanced Placement and/or credit if you received a score of three, four, or five on one of the tests of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board.
Based on your high school record and performance on the ACT or SAT, our Registrar will determine your eligibility for advanced standing and credit in English and foreign language as follows:
The State of West Virginia requires the following immunizations (a complete list of those required and recommended is available in the instructions on the Student Health website):
Please remember that specific programs at the University require additional testing or immunizations (Nursing, Housing, Student-Athletes, etc.). Students requiring these will receive information directly from these areas.
The process to provide information and upload required materials requires three steps:
Your Fairmont State University credentials will be available once you accept your offer of admission and will appear on your Status Page. Once you activate these credentials, you may sign in to your secure student health portal and complete the immunization requirements. You can find instructions online at the Student Health website, along with frequently asked questions.