Ready to take your first step towards your future at Frostburg State University?

You know that getting a degree is the first stop on your way to your dream career. We can help make that dream a reality!

How to Apply

Complete an admission application and submit your application fee

A $45 non-refundable application fee is required when you apply. A fee waiver may be provided through your high school if you qualify.

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Know the deadlines

Apply by the November 15 Early Action deadline and receive your admission decision in 2-4 weeks. Regular decision applications are encouraged by February 1 and Spring Semester applications are encouraged by December 1.

Submit your official high school transcript

Ask your high school guidance counselor to send an official transcript electronically. Paper transcripts are also accepted and can be mailed to: Office of Admissions, Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532.

If you earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), send your score report and official transcript for the last year you completed in school.

Submit your test scores (optional)

Frostburg State is test optional. If test scores are submitted with an application, they will be considered but will not negatively impact an application for admission.

Learn about Frostburg's Test-Optional Policy.

Submit your essay (optional)

To help the Admissions Committee become better acquainted with you, you may write a one-page, typed personal statement and email Your personal statement should focus on one of the following topics:

  • While many students entering college for the first time are undecided about their intended area of study, you may believe that you do know what area you wish to study. Write an essay discussing the decision process that has helped you focus on your intended area of study.
  • Certain areas of study tend to be talent-based – for example, music, theatre and art. If you intend to pursue such an area of study, write an essay in which you discuss when and how you discovered your talent(s) and how you intend to pursue developing your talent(s) during your college studies.
  • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement or risk that you have taken and its impact on you.
  • Discuss some issue of personal, local, national or international concern and its importance to you.
  • Indicate a person who has had significant influence on you, and describe that influence.
  • Describe a character in fiction, an historical figure or a creative work (as in art, music, science etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence

Submit letters of recommendation (optional)

For full application and scholarship consideration, students are encouraged to submit 1-2 letters of recommendation who can speak to your ability to be academically successful.

Provide proof of English language proficiency

International applicants may be required to provide proof of English-language proficiency.

Office of Admissions

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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