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Freshmen - First Year Students

A first-year student is defined as any applicant who has not taken any college-level coursework after completing high school. Fayetteville State University seeks to admit students whose academic preparation is strong, who desire to succeed, and who are highly motivated academically, professionally, and personally.

In reaching admissions decisions the following information is considered: overall academic performance and grades, rank in class (if available), standardized test scores and, if provided, a writing sample. While letters of recommendation are not required, they provide additional information regarding the applicant’s accomplishments. The University’s Admissions Office implements the established academic policies and requirements that define the necessary qualifications and credentials for admission.

Applicants for admission to the first-year class will be reviewed on a rolling basis. In addition to meeting the minimum course requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent.
  2. Completed application along with the non-refundable $40 application fee. 
  3. Submission of a copy of the high school transcript showing grades earned through the junior year, courses in progress in the senior year, rank in class (if available) and a cumulative grade point average.
  4. A minimum grade point average that is satisfactory of the university requirement.
  5. Submit the results of the SAT or ACT with the Writing Component.
  6. Provide us with a typed written (250 words) personal statement that expresses who you are and why you want to attend FSU. 
  7. A passing score on all sections of the North Carolina Competency Examination.
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