Resources for Students Who Have Applied

Access Your F&M Portal

Once your application is received, you will receive login credentials for your F&M Portal. Here you can manage your application, check your application status, explore ways to connect with F&M, and more

Find Your Admission Counselor

Find your admission counselor below, and connect with us whenever you are ready. Your F&M admission counselor is determined by the location of your high school.

Plan A Visit to Campus

Ready to explore the place that could be your home for the next four years? Visiting F&M is by far the best way to get a feel for day-to-day life on our campus.

What Does It Mean to Be a Diplomat?

"It means being able to move fluidly between cultures and among cultures. It means bridging between different languages, different fields of study, different fields of expertise, different cultures and different points of origin. It means transforming disruption into opportunity." — F&M President Barbara Altmann

Start Your Application

F&M accepts applications from one of two sources: the Common Application or the Coalition Application. These platforms allow you to streamline your application process and apply to multiple colleges at once.

Begin Your Common Application
Begin Your Coalition Application

Once we receive your application, you’ll have access to your F&M Application Portal, which you can use to upload additional materials to support your application.

Application Dates to Remember

Early Decision I
November 15 (Notified by Dec 15)
Early Decision II
January 15 (Notified by Feb 15)
Regular Decision
January 15 (Notified by April 1)
Transfer (Fall)*
April 15 (Notified by June 1)
Transfer (Spring)
November 1 (Notified by Nov 15)

*Fall transfer applications received after the priority deadline are considered on a space-available basis until the class is full. You are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible.

Application Options

Applying Early Decision

Are you convinced you want to be a Diplomat? If F&M is your top-choice school, applying Early Decision is the best option for you. Please note that applying Early Decision means that if you apply to F&M and get in, you’re committed to enroll. 

To apply Early Decision, you must complete an Early Decision Agreement on either the Common Application or the Coalition Application on Scoir. 

Early Decision Application Deadlines

There are two deadlines for applying Early Decision—in early fall and early winter. 

Early Decision I Deadline:
November 15 of your senior year

You will be notified of our admission decision by December 15

Early Decision II Deadline: January 15 of your senior year

You will be notified of our admission decision by February 15

Begin Your Common Application
Begin Your Coalition Application


Early Estimates of Financial Aid

We understand that many families need to know how much financial aid they may receive before committing to F&M via Early Decision. We can provide you with an early estimate of the need-based financial aid for which you might qualify. This is an estimate only, not a guaranteed financial aid package. It also doesn’t guarantee or imply admission.
Learn how to get an early estimate


Keep Track of What You Need With an Application Checklist

We understand that this is a lot to remember and track! To help, we put together a step-by-step guide to completing the application process as an Early Decision applicant. 
Check out your application checklist

Applying Regular Decision

If you’re still exploring your options and F&M is one of many colleges you are considering, applying Regular Decision is likely your best option. We have one Regular Decision deadline in mid-January. 

Regular Decision Deadline:
January 15 of your senior year

You will be notified of our admission decision by April 1

Begin Your Common Application
Begin Your Coalition Application


Keep Track of What You Need With an Application Checklist

We understand that this is a lot to remember and track! To help, we put together a step-by-step guide to completing the application process as a first-year applicant. 
Check out your application checklist

Applying as a Transfer Student

We’re so glad you’re considering making F&M the place to continue your academic journey. F&M is a welcoming place for transfer students. There are two application deadlines depending on which semester you’d like to transfer. 

Fall Semester: 
April 15*

You will be notified of our admission decision by June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

You will be notified of our admission decision by November 15

*Fall transfer applications received after the priority deadline are considered on a space-available basis until the class is full. You’re encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible.


If you have any questions, you can email transfer@g34media.com.

Begin Your Common Application



Keep Track of What You Need With an Application Checklist

We understand that this is a lot to remember and track! To help, we put together a step-by-step guide to completing the application process as a transfer student.
Check out your application checklist

Register for an Interview with our Transfer Student Ambassador

We welcome eligible students for 2024 Spring enrollment to register.
Register for an interview

Applying as an International Student

We’re delighted you’re interested in pursuing an American liberal arts education at F&M. There is a strong global presence at F&M, with almost 20% of our students coming to our campus from countries outside of the U.S.
Learn about the international student experience at F&M

If you’re applying to F&M as an international student, you will be asked to follow the standard application procedures and also supply some additional information, including proof of proficiency in the English language. If F&M is your first-choice institution, we recommend you apply Early Decision. We place an exceptional value on students who apply early. Otherwise, you may apply Regular Decision.
Apply to F&M as an international student


Keep Track of What You Need With an Application Checklist

We understand that this is a lot to remember and track! To help, we put together a step-by-step guide to completing the application process as an international student.
Check out your application checklist

Standardized Testing Options

Additional Application Materials

Do you want to further personalize your application to F&M? We welcome any materials that you feel add value to your application. These include an optional admission interview; videos or images of dance or theater performances; or samples of your work in film, art or creative writing. 

Schedule an Interview

Interviews are a great way for us to get to know each other better. At F&M, interviews are engaging, informal conversations. And while interviews are not required, they are a good way to strengthen your application. This is your time to tell us something that may not show up on your application.

Check out our interview tips to get some insight into what makes a good interview.

Schedule an interview

Art Portfolio Samples

F&M’s art, art history, and film departments welcome samples of  your artistic work in any medium. Art talent samples should include a minimum of six and maximum of 20 works, preferably submitted as a PDF file to your F&M Application Portal. 

Please include your full name and type of medium in the PDF file name. Also include a short personal statement (approximately 250 words) about why creating art is important to you.

Music Samples

There are many ways to share your musical prowess with F&M’s music department. You can submit a recording of a performance to your F&M Application Portal (a video recording is preferred), submit copies or recordings of any compositions, and meet with a music department representative on campus or virtually. 

Dance Samples

Dance at F&M is open to all students, regardless of prior experience. If you have experience and would like to demonstrate your dance technique, you can upload a video to your F&M Application Portal. Please include your first and last name in the video title. If the performance you submit includes multiple dancers, please identify yourself when submitting. Please also indicate whether you choreographed the piece.

Additional Letters of Recommendation

Beyond the required recommendations, you are welcome to send additional letters of recommendation from coaches, supervisors, or mentors who know you well. However, we ask that you be mindful of how many letters you send.

Scholarship Opportunities

F&M students are global citizens who lead impactful lives. Diplomats are collaborative, intellectually curious, creative and entrepreneurial. To build a community of students of high promise and diverse backgrounds, we offer multiple forms of scholarships and merit aid.

Diplomat Leadership Program

The Diplomat Leadership Program aims to shape and inspire the next generation of student leaders. Selected students receive a scholarship and embark on a comprehensive, four-year examination of what it means to be a leader, community member, and force of change in the world.

iF&M in Bath, England

iF&M (the i stands for international) is a program during which a select group of first-years spend the fall semester living and learning in England under the guidance of an F&M faculty member. Outside the classroom, you’ll have the chance to explore London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and other awe-inspiring locations steeped in culture and history.

F&M Application Portal

If you are a current applicant, you can access your application portal at the link below.

Financial Aid at F&M

We’re dedicated to making an F&M education affordable for all. By offering need- and merit-based financial aid, we’re able to welcome talented students from all backgrounds.

Learn more about financial aid at F&M

65%

of F&M students receive some sort of need-based aid

Experience Campus

Ready to take your first look at campus and explore the place that could be your home for the next four years? Whether you visit us in person or “walk around” with a virtual tour, our Admission team is prepared to help you build your visit to suit your needs.

Plan your visit »

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