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What are FSU Learning Communities?

Learning Communities offer first-year students the opportunity to explore a major, a life skill, or a theme through the creation of linkages between and among courses from the program of general education.

Often, "introduction to the major" courses are included to assist students in making decisions about possible courses of study.

Learning Communities "Foster a Sense of Understanding" of the University, its programs, and one's own developing sense of self. Learning Communities comprise a maximum of ten hours of an average 13-15 hour load during the first semester of college.

Who is eligible to join a Learning Community?

Learning Communities are provided exclusively for first-semester, first-year students and to students who have twelve or fewer transfer hours.

How Can You Join a Learning Community?

Registration is held at the University's Preview FSU Conferences (our annual student orientation program), held every summer.


How Can You Learn More About Learning Communities?

To learn more about FSU's Learning Communities program, click here: Fall 2012 Learning Communities (pdf) to read the descriptions of each community. Registration for Communities in Fall 2012 will take place during Preview FSU in Summer 2012. Please note that the University reserves the right to place students in communities based on scores achieved on placement tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.

For more information, contact:

Office of the Provost
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland 21532-2303

Telephone: (301) 687-4211