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
  • Choose 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). Scores will also be accepted if sent directly to the Office of Admission by a student's guidance or college counselor, or if they are self-reported by the student on the application. 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 either:

Round deadline

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)

F&M will continue to accept transfer applications after the April 15 Priority Deadline on a rolling basis. 

Transfer (Spring)

November 15*
(Notified by Dec. 15)

*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 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

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 submit test-optional using the Standardized Testing Option.  

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Personalize Your Application

F&M welcomes additional application materials that showcase your interests and talents. 


Special Application Opportunities

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

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