Readmission & Re-Enrollment

Welcome back to Fayetteville State University!

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How do I get started?

Do you meet the requirements below?

  • You are a first-time degree-seeking student
  • You have not been disenrolled from FSU for more than two consecutive semesters since your last enrollment
  • Your cumulative GPA is 2.0 or greater
  • You have attempted less than 180 credit hours
  • You meet the 67% completion rate
  • You have not attended any other institution since you were last enrolled
  • You are not a recent graduate
  • You are not a Special Visiting student
  • You are not a second degree seeking student

If you meet these requirements, Apply Here

  • The application fee is waived.
  • You will be notified via email within 3-5 business days regarding your application decision.

If you do not meet the requirements above, Apply Here

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Semester - August 10
  • Spring Semester - December 10
  • Summer Session I - May 15
  • Summer Session II - June 15

New Residency Process

Residency Policy

In compliance with state law, the University of North Carolina system now requires students( re-enrolled and readmitted) to request a residency classification from the new Residency Determination Service (RDS). RDS is the entity responsible for all new classifications of residency in North Carolina.

The specific requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes and for eligibility for State financial aid are prescribed by state law. A North Carolina resident for tuition purposes (and for State financial aid consideration) is a person, or a dependent person (dependent according to IRS tax code - not the FAFSA definition of dependency), whose parent or legal guardian has established and maintained legal residence in North Carolina for at least 12 months.

Residence in North Carolina must be legitimate and be a permanent situation rather than just for the purpose of maintaining a residence prior to enrollment at an institution of higher education.Under North Carolina law, to qualify for in-state residency, you must show that you:

  • Have established your legal residence (domicile) in North Carolina, and
  • Have maintained that domicile for at least twelve (12) consecutive months before the beginning of the term, and
  • Have a residentiary presence in the state, and
  • Intend to make North Carolina your permanent home indefinitely (rather than being in North Carolina solely to attend college)

Persons not meeting the 12-month legal residence requirement may be classified as North Carolina residents for tuition purposes only if they fall within one of the limited "exception" categories authorized by the North Carolina Legislature. All others are ineligible for classification as a North Carolina "resident for tuition purposes" and will be charged out-of-state tuition and not be given consideration for State financial aid. To learn more about residency and complete a determination go to