FSU’s Early Assessment Program Offers College Placement Testing


The Early Assessment program at Fairmont State University provides college placement testing for prospective state college and university students in West Virginia. Traditionally, the program has been made available to students in public and private high schools in our service region; however, an increasing number of our college freshmen have been home-schooled, and the university would welcome the opportunity to provide college placement testing for this group.

If a high-school-age homeschool student in our service region (which consists of Barbour, Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, and Taylor counties) would like to be tested for eligibility for enrollment in any introductory math or English course at Fairmont State University — or any other state school in WV — please contact Nancy Parks to set up an appointment (contact information below).

The tests are called "COMPASS" and they are computerized, untimed, and free. Results are shared only with the student and his family, and the student will receive a written copy of his scores and placement. Any satisfactory scores will be reserved for students' use should they decide to attend college, but if the scores are unsatisfactory, the student may re-test at registration. It's really that simple.

For more information, email Nancy Parks nparks@mail.fscwv.edu; or send a letter to 200 Jaynes Hall, Learning Skills Center, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV 26554.