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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 applicants.
The University encourages applications from students prepared to join in the life of an intellectual community. First-year college students are granted admission on the basis of high school grade point average, performance on the SAT, completion of a college preparatory program, optional letters of recommendation, and an optional admissions essay. The University’s admissions policies are governed by the Policy on Undergraduate Admissions (III-4.00) of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland.
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 SAT/ACT should be in the range that would normally predict success in college.
College Preparatory Program in High School
Entering first-year students must have
For students entering ninth grade in fall 2011, 4 units of mathematics are required. Students who complete Algebra II prior to their final year must complete the four-year mathematics requirement by taking a course or courses that utilize non-trivial algebra.
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 your studies.
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-time students and any transfer students 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 predetermined standards 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 Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management reserves the right to deny or revoke applications for admission or readmis - sion 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 State University.