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Admissions Information
Early Admission
Transfer Students
Admissions Forms
Admission into:
- Degree Programs
- Certificate Programs
Leave of Absence Policy

Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid

COM-FSM Entrance Test  COMET



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 Procedures

  1. Take the COM-FSM entrance test. A test fee of $3 will be collected. The entrance test is administered the first and second weeks of February at all FSM high schools for full enrollment ad during the first week of October at the state campuses for Spring enrollment.
  2. Obtain an Application for Admission form from a high school counselor, State Campus Director, or the COM-FSM Admissions Board.
  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 a Renewal FAFSA 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 transcripts from all previous colleges attended.

For admission in the Fall semester, the deadline for receipt of the application and transcript(s) is July 02; for Spring semester the deadline is November 5.

More information can be obtained through the following:

Admissions Board
College of Micronesia-FSM
P. O. Box 159
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia 96941

Telephone: (691) 320-2480/2481/2482
Fax: (691) 320-2479

Notification of Admission: Applicants who meet all the admissions requirements will be notified of acceptance by the College as soon as their applications have been reviewed by the Admissions Board.

Applicants lacking any of the requirements or needing special consideration by the Admissions Board will be considered after July 02.

Acceptance of Admission: Applicants who have been notified of admission to the College and who intend to enroll must do the following:

  1. Obtain FSM and U.S. Social Security numbers.
  2. 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. Complete the dormitory application, if interested in staying in the dormitory, and return it with a $50 refundable security deposit.
  4. Submit the Student Aid Report (SAR) upon receipt to the Financial Aid Office.
  5. Take a physical examination and return the health form to the College as soon as possible.
  6. Check with the COM-FSM State Campus Director for travel arrangements. Tickets are provided for off-island FSM students who have completed all of the above.

Early Admission

High school seniors may apply for enrollment in the early admissions program and earn college credits, if the following requirements are met:

  1. Be a high school senior with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
  2. Pass the COM-FSM entrance test.
  3. Place in college level courses on the placement tests.
  4. Submit a letter of recommendation from high school principal.
  5. Submit a letter of consent from parents/guardian.
  6. Exhaust all high school elective courses in field of study.

If accepted, college and high school officials sign an agreement to ensure the student receives the necessary credits for high school and for college.

Transfer Students

Students who have earned satisfactory grades in another college or university may apply for admission and be given advanced standing at the College of Micronesia-FSM. (Admission as a transfer student does not eliminate the requirement for testing by COM-FSM for English and math placement.) 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 Degree Programs

Admission into degree programs is open at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Applicants must meet the following admissions 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 for all five sections of the GED test.
  3. Pass the COM-FSM entrance test.
  4. Be accepted by the COM-FSM Admissions Board.

Special Consideration: Applicants with a grade point average below 2.00 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. The decision to grant special admission in these cases is made by the Admissions Board and the President.

Admission to Certificate Programs

Admission to Third-Year Programs:
Full Admission: Student will be admitted with full status if he/she:

1. possesses an associate degree
2. has earned a CumGPA of 2.75 or above
3. has a score of at least 20 on the entrance essay with no individual score     below a three (3)

Note: Entrance essay is scored based on the COMET Rubric.

Conditional Status: Student with the associate degree may be admitted on probation if he/she :

1. has a minimum CumGPA of 2.5 and
2. has a minimum score of 15 on the entrance essay with no individual     score below a three (3)

A student is required to take the education English writing course if he/she:

1. has a score of 15-19 on the entrance essay or individual score of three     (3) in Syntax and/or Vocabulary

Pre-requisite Courses: Student who entered the program without completing the following courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better need to do so during the first semester in the program:

1. ED 210a, ED 215 and ED/PY 201

Removal from Conditional Status: The student may be removed from Probationary Status after the first semester of the third-year program if the student:

1. successfully passed the education English writing course, and
2. earned a semester GPA of 3.0 or above with a minimum of 15 credits.

Note: A three member sub-committee will represent the Division to review third-year applications along with the representatives from Admissions Board and OAR.

Admission to other Certificates of Achievement Programs: For high school graduates and GED certificate holders who have not passed the entrance test or who are not interested in a degree program, certificate of achievement programs in general studies and bookkeeping are available at the State Campuses. Also available at some State Campuses are certificate programs in vocational areas and in pre-school teacher education, which also require a high school diploma or equivalent. 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.

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 the readmission statement.
  3. If a boarding student, formally checking out of the dormitory.

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 (2 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.

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