Take the Next Step In Your College Career
At F&M, we want to ensure you have an easy and seamless transition to academic and student life at the College. The Admission Office is here to help you. We would be delighted to introduce you to current students, faculty, and transfer advisors who can assist you as you prepare for the next semester. If you ever have any questions, reach out to the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm Admitted... Now What?
STEP #1: Celebrate, Call Family & Friends, Jump for Joy!
STEP #2: Review Your Transfer Course Credit Evaluation
STEP #3: Schedule A Campus Visit
STEP #4: Ask Questions and Keep Learning More About F&M
STEP #5: Connect with an Adviser with any Academic-Related Questions
STEP #6: ENROLL and Join the Diplomat Community
Connect With F&M
If you haven't already done so and would like to get a better feel for F&M, schedule your visit today! Our admissions team can set up a customized visit for you and arrange for you to sit in on classes, take a tour, and meet with professors and current students! To begin scheduling a visit, please contact us at email@example.com.Schedule Your Visit Now!
Here is Why You Should Transfer To F&M
Making the decision to transfer schools is a big one. It can be a little scary, but it can also be an exciting time. We want to make sure that your decision is an informed decision. Here are a few reasons why current students said they chose to transfer to F&M.
"I really value the high academic standard that F&M successfully upholds."
"I chose to transfer to F&M because it gave me the ability to be in a rigorous academic environment, while being able to compete in the sport I love. It also allows me to take advantage of the small city of Lancaster."
"I chose to transfer to F&M because I wanted a small liberal art school still, but wanted a more urban environment. I was really intrigued by the the vibrant people and campus life. Lancaster city was also a big part of why I chose F&M. I remember hearing how I could get involved, how accommodating and energetic the surrounding area was."
"F&M students really care about their academics, and I found that I could compete at a high level of athletics without compromising my love for learning."
"I got a immediate sense of community. I have never been welcomed into a place like I was welcomed at F&M. This is the warmest, friendliest, and most comfortable community and I instantly knew this was the place I was looking for."
Preparing for Your Arrival
For incoming fall transfer students, housing assignments are announced in early August. By late June, incoming transfer students will receive an email directing them to the online "New Student Housing Application" (This email will be sent to your new F&M email account ONLY, so be sure to check it regularly!). Completion of this form is a springboard to receiving placement and matching you with an appropriate roommate.
All F&M students must reside within the College's Portfolio of Housing Options for the duration of study. This means that transfer students are guaranteed housing and you do not have to worry about scrambling for housing in Lancaster.
For transfer students, your room assignment will also determine your College House affiliation. If you have any questions, visit the handy Housing FAQ. You can also feel free to contact Lori Foust, Director of Housing, if you have any questions or concerns.
Academic Advising & Course Selection
Receiving your Course Credit Evaluation is an important first step towards pairing you with a faculty adviser and selecting your courses. For admitted students, you can expect to receive your evaluation about a week after receiving your admission decision. Your Course Credit Evaluation will tell you how many credits you can expect to receive for your previous coursework. It also details what F&M graduation requirements have been fulfilled.
With this information in hand, we encourage you to learn more about our course offerings and major requirements by visiting the F&M Catalog. Your course credit evaluation will also be used to match you with a Faculty Academic Advisor.
Matching you with a faculty advisor will typically occur a few weeks after we receive your enrollment agreement. The first step will be to schedule a phone or in-person conversation with your academic advisor. Incoming fall transfer students will have the opportunity to choose most of their course prior to Orientation. A final add/drop session will also be available at Orientation. Once you formally declare a major as a student at F&M, you will be paired with an academic advisor within that department.
Please note: Transfer students entering in the fall will not be formally registered for classes until we have received all final transcripts from the transfer institution(s).
Starting an F&M Email Account, Billing, Health Care, ID Cards, Etc....
Start an F&M Email Account. After submitting your enrollment fee, you will receive instructions in a few days that details how to create your F&M Email Account.
Billing: You will be billed by the F&M Business Office once you formally register for your courses. For more information on Student Accounts and Billing, click HERE.
Health Insurance: Health insurance will be mailed to a student's home address, usually by late June. It will include information about student health plans and detail the waiver for those already covered.
ID Photos: By early August, students must submit photos for their photo ID. For more information, click HERE.
Admitted Transfer Student Questions
If you find that you have any questions about your offer of admission, the enrollment process, or academic and student life at F&M, please feel free to email Cathy Rintz, Admission Counselor/Transfer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Office of Admission M-F from 8:30am-4:30pm at (877) 678-9111.