As an international student at FSU, you will have two advisors. Your academic advisor will be a professor of the subject you are majoring in, and will help you make decisions about which classes to take and answer any questions you may have about your classes or profession. If you are having trouble in a class, you should speak to your academic advisor and ask for advice. The representatives of Turley Student Services Center will help you settle in to the culture of West Virginia and Fairmont State University. You will be guided through the customs, responsibilities, and privileges of being a student.
While at Fairmont State University, it is your responsibility to come to the Turley Student Services Center each semester to update your SEVIS record. If you do not come in time, you may become out of status. Once out of status, it is much more difficult to be re-instated. Please check in with the Turley Student Services Center at the beginning of each semester or if you make any academic or other changes throughout the semester. It is also very important to make sure that the office has correct and current information about how to contact you in case of any problems. Please be sure to check your student e-mail each day—all important student-related information will be sent to this e-mail address.