Undergraduate Admissions

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Given the ongoing concern regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Admissions Welcome Center is closed to public visitors. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will continue to operate during this time.

    Prospective and admitted students with admissions inquiries should email us at admissions@framingham.edu or call us at 508-626-4500. 

    We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our schedule accordingly. We apologize for this inconvenience. More information about COVID-19 and FSU updates are available on the University's COVID-19 website.

    Applicants

    We are still accepting applications for fall 2020 with the understanding that housing is by waitlist only. 

    First-Year and Transfer should submit their application and supporting credentials as soon as possible. "Campus Visit Application Fee Waivers" are not available after the priority filing deadline.

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    Admitted Students

    Students who have been admitted to the University should submit their non-refundable enrollment deposit as soon as possible to be invited to June and July orientation sessions.

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Have you extended the enrollment deposit deadline?

Yes, accepted first-year students are not required to submit their deposit until June 1, 2020.

The deadline for accepted transfer students remained unchanged (May 1,2020) to promote attendance at May Transfer Orientation.

First-year and transfer deposits will be accepted throughout the summer on a space available basis. We encourage accepted students to deposit as soon as possible after the posted deadlines so they can attend summer orientation.

Will orientation still be held this summer?

Yes, however, orientation sessions scheduled for May and June are moving to a virtual platform. Details about the logistics of these events will be released shortly by our Office of New Student and Family Programs. A decision about our August orientation will be forthcoming as soon as possible.

Will my 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) exam results be recognized?

Yes. Framingham State will award credit for scores of 3 or higher on the 2020 AP exams.

What if I cannot afford my enrollment deposit?

Please contact the Admissions Office if you are having any difficulty paying your enrollment deposit.

My financial situation has changed. Who should I contact?

We are very aware of the financial toll that the pandemic has had on students and their families. Students who have questions about their financial situation or financial aid package, should contact our Financial Aid Office at financialaid@framingham.edu.

I haven’t had a chance to see the campus yet? How do I do this since the campus is closed to the public?

There is no replacement for the experience of stepping onto our beautiful campus in person, but we do have a number of virtual tours on our website.

Can I defer my admission if classes are online?

Yes. Admitted students may defer their admission by submitting their non-refundable deposit and contacting Admissions to hold their spot until the next semester.

Will the campus be online in Fall 2020?

As of today (May 4th), the University plans to be open in Fall 2020 and is looking forward to welcoming new students to our beautiful campus. We recognize, however, that there are some factors beyond our control, including guidance and orders from the state and federal government. If plans change, we will notify accepted students. Please be assured that the university is working on a number of contingency plans and is committed to providing you the highest-quality liberal arts education that enables you to think critically and creatively and positions you for a satisfying and successful career.

Is it still possible to apply for Fall 2020?

Yes. Framingham State University is still accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

Will the lack of a standardized test score affect my admission?

Framingham State offers a test-optional admission policy. For more information, please refer to the test-optional admission guidelines on the Freshmen Applicants or Transfer Applicants website. We do encourage students to pay attention to upcoming 2020 testing dates. You may want to register for one of these exams.

Do I need to worry about my Spring 2020 semester/final quarter grades?

We seek to avoid penalizing students for situations that are beyond their control, and will give due consideration to hardships imposed by the sudden transition to remote learning, as well as any moves to a Pass/Fail grading system.

Since all of my spring activities were cancelled, how will this affect my application?

We fully understand that all applicants have experienced an interruption to normal extracurricular activities during remote learning and expect this to be reflected in activity summaries and resumes.

Will you offer any virtual visit options?

Yes, and those who attend a Virtual Information Session and apply by the priority deadlines next year will be eligible for a Fall 2021 application fee waiver. View our Virtual Information Session calendar to sign up.

Why FSU?

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you will make. If you want a college that offers diverse academic programs, small classes, has a picturesque New England campus, and is an outstanding educational value for you and your family – then Framingham State University could be the best choice for you.

So if you're nervous about starting your first semester of college, transferring, or returning to FSU to complete your bachelor's degree, don't worry. We're here to help you every step of the way.

How to Apply

Before you begin, determine what type of applicant you are. You're a freshman applicant if you're in your senior year of high school, or have completed high school or the high school equivalency exam and have not enrolled in college courses. You're a transfer applicant if you have enrolled in post-secondary college courses since graduating from high school, or are a veteran or current member of the military.

If you were previously enrolled in a degree program at FSU and wish to return to complete your degree, you are a readmission/reinstatement applicant, and should apply through the Office of the University Registrar

If you have any questions or concerns during the admissions process, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.