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Fairmont State summer term to be held digitally Impact
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Fairmont State summer term to be held digitally

Apr 29, 2020

Fairmont State University announced today that all summer courses will be provided online or through digital modalities as opposed to on-campus classroom instruction. 

The summer term will begin on May 18 and run through August 6 with some courses being available for a six-week portion of the term. Students enrolling in Fairmont State’s summer term will also be able to take advantage of one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. 

“As we continue to experience the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our summer term is ideal, now more than ever, for students who are looking to get a jumpstart on their college degree, or for current students to catch up or get ahead in courses” said Fairmont State Provost Richard Harvey. 

The summer term is currently set to offer more than 160 courses for both undergraduate and graduate students which is a nearly 10% increase compared to Summer Term 2019. 

Graduate students can use the summer term to expedite their timeline to degree completion. For our undergraduate students, especially those joining Fairmont State for the first time, the summer term allows them to gain experience in entry level courses without feeling the pressure of being a full-time student.

Most undergraduate degrees require students to complete at least 30 hours of coursework outside of their major. For students who have not yet chosen a major, focusing on completing these course requirements is a good strategy. 

Fairmont State University’s summer term will be offering many core requirements courses including Political Science, Psychology, English and even Meteorology.

With summer activities possibly being canceled resulting in more free time than expected, students who wish to fast track some of their general course requirements can do so in the summer term. 

Incoming freshmen wishing to take courses this summer should visit, and complete the short information page. An admission representative will then contact you to help advise you on the best courses to take this summer. 

For more information on the summer term, see a listing of all courses being offered, and to enroll visit

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