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College Acceptances

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Graduates of Fork Union Military Academy gain acceptance to a college or university of their choice upon successful completion of their studies at the Academy, with our annual acceptance rate averaging 100%.

Why are we successful in helping students get accepted to college?

  • Our attitude at Fork Union Military Academy toward college acceptance/attendance isn’t “if”, it’s “where.”
  • The expectation is firmly planted in our cadets’ heads when they come to FUMA that we ARE a college preparation school, and they know, starting at middle school age, that ALL are going to be accepted to a college or university of their choice upon Fork Union Military Academy graduation.
  • Fork Union Military Academy cadets are set up for success when planning their collegiate future.
  • We have a member of our staff dedicated to serve in the role as our “College Placement Officer” to emphasize our commitment to that goal and to provide guidance along the journey to college.
  • We take groups of cadets on "college road trips" to tour college campuses, meet with their admissions officers, and give our cadets an idea of what campus could be a good fit for them. 
  • We offer seminars on prepping for college through the College Counseling & Cadet Services department, and college application workshops to give our seniors our experienced guidance in the application process. 
  • And when the college acceptances start rolling in – we celebrate. Together.


List of Colleges and Universities Accepting Recent Graduates from Fork Union Military Academy

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alderson Broaddus University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Auburn University
  • Averett University
  • Barton College
  • Baylor University
  • Bluefield College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bridgewater College
  • Brown University
  • Cabrini College
  • Campbell University
  • Carlow University
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Catawba College
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Chowan University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Columbia University
  • Dean College
  • DePaul University
  • Dillard University
  • Drexel University
  • East Carolina University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fairfield University
  • Ferrum College
  • Flagler College
  • Florida A&M University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • George Mason University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Hampton University
  • Harvard University
  • Hiram College
  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Iowa State University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • King University
  • La Salle University
  • Langston University
  • Liberty University
  • Limestone College
  • Longwood University
  • Louisburg College
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • Lynchburg College
  • Lynn University
  • Marion Military Institute
  • Marquette University
  • Marymount University
  • Mercer University
  • Methodist University
  • Miami University 
  • Michigan State University
  • Monmouth College
  • Morehouse College
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Muskingum University
  • Neosho County Community College
  • New Mexico State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Pace University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Portland State University
  • Princeton University
  • Radford University
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Richard Bland College
  • Rider University
  • Roanoke College
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Salisbury University
  • Shaw University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Shorter University
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  • Springfield College
  • State Fair Community College
  • State University of New York - Albany
  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • The Citadel
  • Towson University
  • Tyler College
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of California - Irvine
  • University of California - Riverside
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • University of Connecticut 
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Melbourne – Trinity College
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wyoming
  • Utah State University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Wagner College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wingate University
  • Xavier University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Yale University
  • Young Harris College

College Counseling / Guidance

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Department of College Counseling and Cadet Services

First and foremost, the Counseling Department provides a “listening ear”, a counseling staff ready and willing to help our cadets maneuver through life’s inevitable challenges. Cadets experiencing issues related to school adjustment, family and peer relationships, and sorting out emotions can find a support through our staff.

A crucial role of the Department of College Counseling and Cadet Services is to work with cadets in the course scheduling process, ensuring that the courses assigned meet their academic needs, challenge them, and build an academic record that will ultimately help them to gain acceptance to the college or university of their choice.

Another responsibility of the Department is to provide our cadets opportunities to learn about college and career options.  Beginning in the 7th and 8th grades, our counselors emphasize effective study skills and work with our cadets to develop habits that will encourage their academic success.  Plans of study are developed to help our younger cadets begin to see how their course selections can open up opportunities for them. The counselors encourage our cadets to consider their interests as possible career paths are explored.  College options are presented and discussed. 

During their 9th and 10th grade years, cadets are encouraged to continue to explore their interests and strengths, with a focus on developing short-term and long-term goals on a path toward academic success. A challenging course load, including “Honors” classes, is encouraged to provide our cadets the foundation necessary on which to build a successful college experience. All of our 9th and 10th graders take the PSAT in preparation for the crucial standardized testing that takes place during their junior year.

The 11th and 12th grade years and the post-graduate year are crucial as our counselors work closely with cadets through the college application process. During these years of high school, cadets are encouraged to register and take both the SAT and ACT. Many enroll in “Honors”, Advanced Placement, and/or dual-enrollment College courses. The counselors help these upper classmen investigate college options and assist in the college application process. The counselors and other support staff work closely with seniors and postgraduates in assisting with the actual application process in the goal of college acceptance for every cadet who desires to pursue post-secondary education.

It is the intent of the Counseling staff to provide a range of helpful support to our cadets, all for the purposes of maximizing their experiences while here and for preparing them for life beyond the Academy.

Department of College Counseling and Cadet Services Downloads and Links

Intro Letter to Parents

College Application Handbook

ACT/SAT Testing Dates

ACT/SAT Workshop Info - Fall 2019

College Financial Aid and Scholarship Info

Preparation for Playing College Sports

Service Academy Info

NCAA Eligibility Information

NAIA Eligibility Information

​Transcript Request Information

Section:  Academics
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