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Frostburg State University Students Can Begin First-Year Classes Online Through Freshman Choice Program

In recognition of the changing needs of today’s students, Frostburg State University has created a way for freshmen to do their first semester online through a new initiative called the Freshman Choice Program.

“We understand that not all freshmen are always able to move to Frostburg and attend our University in a conventional way during their first semester,” said Vice Provost John Bowman. “The Freshman Choice Program provides an option for these students to take their first classes with us online.”

With the Freshman Choice Program, all course materials (excluding textbooks, when applicable) and activities are published and executed online through the use of FSU’s Blackboard course management system. First-year freshmen interested in enrolling in the program fill out an online form and must come to the FSU campus for placement testing. Acceptance into the program is contingent on placement test scores. Once accepted, students enrolling in their first semester can register either for a full-time, 13-credit schedule or a part-time, seven-credit schedule from a select group of courses, including Introduction to Computer Science, Pre-Algebra Mathematics, Human Geography, Health in America, Mathematical Problem Solving, Introduction to Higher Education and Introduction to Sociology.

For more information on the Freshman Choice Program, visit

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit or Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

 FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.


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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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