|Admission to the College of Micronesia-FSM is based primarily upon evidence of the student’s ability to profit from the educational programs of the College. The admissions policy is established by the Board of Regents and administered by the President of the College through the Admissions Board. All records submitted by applicants become the property of the College.
Admission into degree programs
Admission into the degree programs is open at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Applicants must meet the following admission requirements to be matriculated into a degree program:
1) Have graduated or will graduate from high school at the end of the current school year, or have a GED certificate;
2) Have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.0 as measured on a 4.0 scale, or a minimal score of 35 on each section and an average score of 45 on all five scores of the GED test;
3) Be accepted by the COM-FSM Admissions Board.
Special Consideration: Applicants with a grade point average below 2.0 from high school will not be admitted to the College unless they have had considerable job experience or training since high school and can furnish recommendations from prior training programs, agencies or employers. Entrance test scores will be given primary consideration for these applicants. Upon recommendation of the Admissions Board the President may approve special admission.
- 1. Take the COM-FSM Entrance Test. A test fee of $5 will be collected. The entrance test is administered during the two weeks in November at the State Campuses for Spring admission and in February and March at all the high schools and the State Campuses.
- 2. Obtain an Application for Admission for from a high school counselor, State Campus Director, or the COM-FSM Office of Admissions and Records.
- 3. Complete the application and mail it with the $10 admission fee to the COM-FSM Admissions Board.
- 4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA renewal and mail it to the address indicated.
- 5. Request that all official high school transcripts or GED scores be sent to the COM-FSM Admissions Board. High school seniors should submit a seven-semester transcript. College transfer students must also submit official high school transcripts from all previous colleges attended.
FOR FALL SEMESTER ADMISSION, THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION AND TRANSCRIPT(S) IS JUNE 30; FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER THE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15.
Notification of Admission: Applicants who meet all the admissions requirements will be notified of their acceptance by the College as soon as their applications have been approved by the Admissions Board.
Applicants lacking any of the requirements or needing special consideration by the Admissions Board will be considered after June 30.
Acceptance of Admission: Applicants who have been notified of admission to the college and who intend to enroll must do the following:
- 1. Obtain Social Security number;
- 2. Sign and return the Letter of Acceptance. If the Letter of Acceptance is not received by the deadline, the College assumes non-acceptance and will give the slot to another applicant;
- 3. Submit the Student Aid Report (SAR) upon receipt to the Financial Aid Office;
Students who have earned satisfactory grades at another college or university may apply for admission and be given advanced standing at COM-FSM. (Admission as a transfer student does not eliminate the requirement for English and math placement testing.) Applicants must submit to the Admissions Board a completed application form, an official copy of his/her high school transcript, and official transcripts from each college previously attended. Credit for previous satisfactory college work can only be given upon receipt of previous college records.
Admission into Certificate Programs
Admission to Third-Year Program
Students who have earned an associate degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 2.5 may apply for admission into a third-year certificate of achievement program and major in teacher preparation-elementary education, related services assistant, accounting, or general business. Application forms are available at all COM-FSM campuses.
Admission to other Certificate of Achievement Programs
High school graduates and GED certificate holders who are not accepted by the Admissions Board or who are not interested in a degree program may apply for admission into a certificate of achievement program in general studies or bookkeeping, secretarial science, law enforcement, hotel and restaurant operation, trial counselors, and agriculture and food technology at the State Campuses. Also available at some State Campuses are certificate programs in vocational areas and in preschool teacher education. Application forms are available at the State Campuses.
Other certificate of achievement programs are offered when criteria for offering the program are met. Admissions requirements vary with the program. Application forms are available at the campus offering the program.
Dual Enrollment for High School Students
High school seniors may apply for Dual Enrollment at the College of Micronesia-FSM and earn college credits while in high school. Enrollment is limited on a space available basis to a course per term for which prerequisites have been met. Dual Enrollment high school senior students attend regular high school classes during the day and attend a college course during the afternoon or evening. An application for Dual Enrollment must include a statement of justification describing a student’s ability to benefit academically, intellectually or artistically. Students are eligible for Dual Enrollment if they meet the following criteria:
- 1. The student has successfully completed the eleventh grade.
- 2. The student provides a certification from the local principal and/or his designee, or from a director of a college program working with high school seniors, certifying that the student has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and recommending that the student be enrolled under this policy.
- 3. The local principal and/or his designee, or a director of a college program working with high school seniors, provides a statement of justification describing a student’s ability to benefit academically, intellectually, or artistically.
- 4. The student has been approved for Dual Enrollment by the Admissions Board.
Students must meet prerequisites for courses including placement test completion where applicable.
Students enrolled in a course under the Dual Enrollment policy are not eligible for Financial Aid assistance.
The student must pay all college tuition and fees asses to regular students.
Credit and grades earned will appear on their college transcript.
Dual Enrollment does not constitute admission to the College of Micronesia-FSM. Dual Enrollment students must follow the policy and procedures for regular admission to obtain full-time admission to the College subsequent to graduation from high school.
Students must submit a completed College of Micronesia-FSM Application for Dual Enrollment to the Admissions Board along with the recommendation letter from the principal or designee, or the director of a college program working with high school seniors, and a high school transcript that verifies criteria one and two above. The information must be submitted together as one packet.
The College provides postsecondary instructional opportunities to eligible high school students by offering an Early Admission program for academically talented high school students who are ready to benefit from college and want to enter college in advance of high school graduation. Students are eligible for early admission if they meet the following criteria:
- 1. The student has successfully completed the eleventh grade.
- 2. The student provides a certification from the local principal and/or his designee certifying that the student has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and recommending that the student be admitted under this policy.
- 3. The student has satisfied the Admissions Board approval via the COM-FSM Entrance Test (COMET) and has placed into college level (100) English courses in both reading and writing.
Students enrolled through Early Admission are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid assistance until a high school diploma or equivalent has been achieved.
Student must submit a completed College of Micronesia-FSM application for Admission to the Admissions Board along with the recommendation letter from the principal or designee, and a high school transcript that verifies criteria one and two above. The information must be submitted together as one packet.
Non-credit courses are administered by the State Campuses. When offered, information is disseminated through the radio, TV, and printed notices in various public places. These courses are open to the general public.
Leave of Absence Policy
Third-year and degree students may take a leave of absence from the College by:
- 1. Completing the checkout/withdrawal form;
- 2. Reading the Leave of Absence policy and signing acknowledgement of the readmission statement; and
- 3. If a boarding student, formally checking out of the residence hall.
The College is not responsible for transportation expenses for any student taking a leave of absence.
Students who are absent from school for at least an academic year (two semesters and a summer session) must apply for readmission. Applications for readmission must be submitted at least one month before the first day of instruction of the semester in which the student plans to return. Applications for readmission are considered on an equal basis with students applying for initial admission to the College. Students are readmitted upon the recommendation of the Admissions Board.
More Information can be obtained through the following:
Office of Admission & Records
College of Micronesia – FSM
P.O. Box 879
Weno, Chuuk FM 96942
Telephone: (691) 330-6773
College of Micronesia - FSM
P.O Box 879
Weno, Chuuk FM 96942