Applying to F&M

FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

Our application process abounds with options -- much like what you’ll experience as a student here.

Choose Early Decision if you are sure that Franklin & Marshall is the best fit, or the Standardized Test Option if you would prefer that we not use your Standardized Test Scores in the decision-making process. Please note, F&M will take the highest score of each section from each SAT or ACT test date to best represent the student (superscore). We encourage you to apply online to ensure your application is processed quickly and correctly.

When it comes down to it, picking the college that you will attend is your choice. But first, you have to apply.

Get started today with the Common Application

APPLICATION DEADLINES

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 15*
(Notified by Dec. 15)

* Transfer applications are accepted after the deadline on a space-available basis until the transfer class is full.

Application Checklist

Click here for a step-by-step guide to completing the application process as a first year applicant. You'll find valuable information about each of our application requirements. Transfer and international applicants should follow the links below for additional information.     

Checklist

Your Application Options

Applying Early Decision

Are you convinced you want to be a Franklin & Marshall Diplomat? If so, Early Decision may be a good option for you. We'll even give you an early estimate of your financial aid package.  

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Standardized Testing Options

At Franklin & Marshall College, you can choose to submit Standardized Test Scores OR two graded writing samples from your high school coursework.  

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Personalize Your Application

F&M welcomes additional application materials that showcase your interests and talents. Also, don't forget about F&M's options short answer essay quesetions.

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Special Application Opportunities at F&M

There are a few specialized opportunities when applying to Franklin & Marshall College.

  • National Merit Recognition
  • Courtney Adams Music Award
  • Moore Mentorships
  • Collegiate Leadership Summit
  • Gray Scholars Program
  • Posse Foundation Scholars Program

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