It’s Free! Faulkner State does not charge a fee for applying for admission.
NOTE: If you have previously applied to Faulkner State or if you are a returning student–that is, you have attended Faulkner State in the past–and you need to update your application, you will not be able to update your application online at this time. You will need to print, complete and return the regular application for admission. Thank you for your patience.
Before You Begin…
- Have you decided on a program of study from the list of available academic degrees offered at Faulkner State?
- You may take as long as you like and log in as many times as you need to in order to fully complete your application. Just don’t forget the user ID and password that you selected!
- Once you have submitted your completed application, you will no longer be allowed to make any changes or corrections to the information electronically. Changes must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office on the Student Information Change Form.
- The Admissions Office may take one business day to process your submitted electronic application. Once this has been done, you will be able to use the Interact login to check your degree plan, register, see your grades, etc.
- Your Interact degree plan will indicate your assigned advisor’s name. Check the Directory to locate the contact information including phone number and email address for your advisor, in case you should need to contact them with questions or problems.
- You will be given a one semester grace period to complete your student records file at Faulkner State. To do this, you must:
- Submit a signed copy of your application for admission to the Admissions Office.
- Submit a signed In-State Eligibility Form if you are claiming eligibility for in-state tuition.
- Submit official copies of your high school or previous college transcript(s) to the Admissions Office. You can print copies of the transcript request form to submit to your high school/previous college(s) directing them to send Faulkner State an official copy of your transcript.
- Take the ASSET placement inventory. This allows Faulkner to place you in the English and math courses that best fit your current skill level. NOTE: Until you have taken the ASSET placement inventory and your scores are on file -OR- you have been officially waived from the ASSET requirement, you will not be allowed to register for any English or math course. Contact the Office of Student Development for more information.
Please note that if the above items are not completed by the end of your first semester at Faulkner State, a hold will be placed on your records that will prevent you from registering for subsequent semesters.
- If you have any questions or problems completing the online application, please contact the Admissions Office during regular business hours.
Academic advising is the solid foundation upon which a college education is built. The administration, faculty, and staff at Faulkner State Community College consider academic advising to be central to the FSCC experience. Advisement is an interactive process in which your advisor helps you to set and achieve goals, acquire relevant information and services, and make responsible decisions consistent with your interests, goals, abilities, and degree requirements.
Upon acceptance to the College, you are assigned an advisor based on your selected program of study. In addition to an assigned advisor, you are encouraged to visit the Academic Advisement Center located in the McGown Administration Annex, where advisors are available to assist you in establishing your educational goals and in planning your program of study to meet those goals.
If you choose to submit an application online, Faulkner State’s online academic advising program is designed to provide you with the same quality of service as rendered by advisors on campus. Regardless of the method of delivery, Faulkner State strives to provide services to assist you in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. Although the ultimate responsibility for making these decisions rests with you, academic advising helps you to identify and assess the consequences of your decisions and explore viable alternatives. When considering your educational plans, course selections, and life goals, you should be aware of the following factors:
- Degree Plan – After deciding on a major or program of study, print your degree plan by clicking on the degree plan link available in Interact. This is your “road map” through Faulkner State. Your degree plan lists all of the courses you need to take to graduate from the College.
- STARS – Students who are transferring to four-year colleges or universities should obtain a STARS contract. STARS is a way of guaranteeing that all of the classes you take at Faulkner State will automatically transfer to all public four-year colleges or universities in the State. With that assurance, students will report to their transfer institution as juniors. Visit the STARS website to print your contract.
- Placement Testing – To assist students in proper class selections, all students who are not waived from having to take the placement inventory must take the placement test prior to registering for any English or mathematics course.
- Prerequisites – Check course prerequisites in the latest Faulkner State Catalog or Class Schedule, available in the Admissions College Catalogs and Registration Course Schedules sections of the website. You must take English 101 and English 102 before you are allowed to take any literature course.
- Sequential courses – If you are planning to enroll in a transfer program of study, some courses must be taken as a “sequence” in order to receive credit when transferring. Courses such as History 121 and History 122, or English 251 and English 252, are considered sequential courses.
- Full Time or Part-Time Status – To be enrolled as a full time student, you must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per term. However, in order to complete your degree requirements for graduation in two years, you need to take between 16 and 18 credit hours per term.
- Financial Aid – Remember: Your financial aid award is based upon your full time or part-time status. To receive a full financial aid award, you must be enrolled as a full time student; otherwise, your financial aid award is prorated based upon the number of hours you are taking during a given term. For more information on the types of aid available at Faulkner State, visit the Financial Aid page.
- ADA Services – Faulkner State is committed to working with individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure that students with disabilities have the programmatic and architectural accesses needed for integration into campus life. The College provides services and reasonable accommodations, pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, for students who have submitted proper documentation of their disabilities to the ADA Coordinator, per the College’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) policy available in the College Catalog in the College Catalogs section of the website. Questions or concerns regarding this Act should be directed to the Dean of Student Development, ADA Coordinator.
For a full array of services that Faulkner State offers to assist you in planning your educational goals and career objectives, please visit the Success Center. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Leila Emmanuel in the Division of Student Development at 580-2185. If you prefer to visit Faulkner State in person, remember that you have a standing invitation to “drop by” our campus locations any time at your convenience. No appointment is necessary.
After You Finish…
- Remember that the Admissions Office may take one business day to process your submitted application. You will know when this has been done because your Interact user ID and PIN will be established.
- Did you print a copy to sign and submit to the Admissions Office? You can do so even after you have submitted your completed application!
- What about the In-State Eligibility Form if you are claiming eligibility for in-state tuition? That can be sent to the Admissions Office in the same envelope with your signed application!
Just Do It!
By completing an online application for admission, I am indicating that I have read all of the above information, including my responsibilities for completing my student file at Faulkner State Community College by the end of my first semester of enrollment, and that I agree to all requirements.
I also understand that false or inconsistent information submitted online or in writing may make me ineligible for admission or may require adjustments to my academic records or financial obligations.