Applying to F&M


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

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)

May 1
(Notified by June 1)

Transfer (Spring)

November 15 
(Notified by Dec. 15)


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.     


Your Application Options

Early Decision

Are you convinced you want to be a Franklin & Marshall Diplomat? If so, Early Decision may be a good option for you. Click here to learn more about Early Decision and find out about F&M's Early Decision Financial Aid Estimate.   

Early Decision

Your 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. To learn more, visit the following page.   


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. To find out about the ways you can personalize your application, please click here.  


Special Application Opportunities at F&M

There are a few specialized opportunities when applying to Franklin & Marshall College. Click HERE to learn about F&M's Special Opportunities.

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