Schedule an Interview

Interviews should not be intimidating, and at Franklin & Marshall, they aren’t. We prefer to think of interviews as dialogues. One of our admission counselors will sit down with you for 45 minutes, ask you about your hopes for the college experience, and give you an opportunity to ask questions. This is your time to tell us something that may not show up on a college application.

If you are unable to interview on campus, F&M offers regional and skype interviews for high school seniors. To explore your interview options, please visit our website HERE

Optional Writing Supplement


In addition to the Common Application Essay, Franklin and Marshall also offers applicants the opportunity to respond to two prompts and provide the admission committee with further insight into the students’ goals, character, and potential to contribute to the F&M community.

Be creative and have fun. Use your responses as an opportunity for us to get to know you.

Prompt 1:

On September 27, 1777 Lancaster served as the nation's capital for a single day. If you could do anything or be anyone for one single day, what would you do? (150 word limit)

Prompt 2:

Why F&M? (100 word limit)

**Please note, responses to the Franklin and Marshall writing supplements are optional and located under “Other Information” on the Common Application Member Page. You must specify on the Common Application whether or not you will submit responses to the writing option.

For additional tips on writing a successful college essay, check out our July Dip Tip.


Additional Materials

  • Dance Rehearsal

Applicants are encouraged to submit additional materials to supplement their application.  Supplemental material might include music, dance or theatre performances; film or artwork.

Please upload these supplementary materials to your F&M Application Portal (under the Portfolio section). Portal access will be provided to you after we receive your Common Application.