Admission Requirements for Freshman Applicants
To help you find your way through the maze of admission standards and
requirements of Universities you are considering, we would like to give
you an idea of what we at Frostburg State University look for in our
Frostburg State University encourages applications from students
prepared to join in the life of an intellectual community. First-year
students are granted admission on the basis of high school grade point
average in academic subjects, performance on the SAT, completion of
a college preparatory program, optional letters of recommendation, and
an optional admissions essay.
High School GPA
First-year college applicants are granted admission on a rolling
basis. Many admission decisions are made, consequently, on grades you
have earned only through the end of the junior year. However, the first
semester of your senior year can be pivotal in gaining admission and
your remaining high school work must be successfully completed.
Performance on the SAT/ACT
Your performance on the verbal and math sections of the SAT/ACT
should be in the range that would normally predict success in college.
Frostburg State University accepts the highest combined Math/Critical
Reading SAT score.
College Preparatory Program in High School
- 4 units of English
- 3 units of social science/history
- 3 units if science in at least two different subject areas
(with 2 of the units including a laboratory experience)
- 3 units of mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry
- 2 units of a foreign language
or, in Maryland 2 units of Advanced Technology
If you have not taken the required courses, you may be admitted to
the University with the understanding that courses in the deficient
area(s) must be completed during the first year if you want to continue
Through advanced placement, applicants may have completed advanced
courses before high school and opted out of certain required courses
in high school. If you have taken advanced courses, the University
assumes minimum requirements have been met.
Diagnostic Placement Tests
All entering first-year students with less than 13 transfer
credits, and any transfer student with 13 or more transfer credits
not transferring Freshman Composition and/or a college-level math course,
will take diagnostic placement tests in reading, writing and mathematics
to determine appropriate placement.
If you score below a predetermined standard on these
examinations, you will be required to enroll in specified courses
your first semester
to develop your skills to a level which will enable you to function
successfully at the University. You are expected to reach these levels
within two semesters.
Admission to specific University degree programs may require higher
standards or be limited by opportunities to complete the courses
required for that program.
Right to Refuse Applications
The Director of Admissions reserves the right to deny or revoke
applications for admission or readmission of any applicant whose former
record(s) and/ or observed conduct is incongruent with the established
guidelines for student behavior and academic responsibility at Frostburg