F&M College Prep

F&M College Prep is a three-week residential liberal arts college immersion experience that brings together rising high school seniors from underserved communities around the country and offers them the affective experience of college with substantive courses taught by F&M professors and communal life in our residence and dining halls.

Franklin and Marshall covers all program costs, including room, board, program materials and transportation expenses. Each student receives a stipend of $500 upon completing the program. Students live in campus residence halls with their peers and program staff. The student to staff ratio is 6:1.

With assistance from generous donors and collaborating partners, Franklin and Marshall covers all program costs, including room, board, program materials and transportation expenses. By the end of the program we want students to leave with a polished college application essay for the Common Application as well as the confidence to engage in a rigorous academic setting, interact with college professors, and be comfortable living away from home on a college campus. In addition, we continue to support our students during their senior year providing guidance as they progress through their college application and decision making process.

How to Apply

 

Eligible Student Profile

All candidates must be currently enrolled in high school, completing their junior year. The ideal nominees would have all of the following characteristics:

  • A minimum unweighted current year and cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 (B+) and/or ranked in the Top 5% of their class

  • A record of academic striving (e.g., taking AP, IB, Honors, or college-level courses)

  • Must be of a background underrepresented in higher education (e.g., low-income, first in family to go to college, underrepresented minority, or from a rural community)

  • Have demonstrated leadership in their home, school, or community

We welcome nominations of rising high school seniors from any high school or college access, prepration, scholarship, or similar opportunity program in the United States and territories. We do not accept self-nominations or nominations from students, parents, or individuals. For 2019, the collaborating partners (you know who you are) may nominate the same number of students as we allowed for your organization last year.  Non-partner schools and organizations may nominate up to two rising high school seniors for 2019 program consideration; due to our staff capacity and extesnive holistic review process, we may not be able to consider any nominations beyond two.  

 

Application Materials

A list of materials that will need to be submitted with the nomination form include:

  • Recommendation letter from high school teacher, or high school counselor, or college opportunity program representative

  • Official high school transcript

  • Standardized test scores, if separate from transcript (PLAN and/or PSATs are acceptable)

  • High school profile, if available

  • College opportunity program profile, if applicable and available

Please note that unexpected roadblocks may arise (e.g. snow days, system failures, etc.). Please be proactive about gathering the students materials early. Due to program date cosntraints, late nominations or applications will not be accepted. 

 

Program Dates

The program dates for F&M College Prep 2019 will be Friday July 5th to Friday July 26th. Please save the following important dates:

  • Starting December 3, 2018 use this link to nominate students:  https://apply.fandm.edu/register/SummerCPCounselor

  • Nominations Deadline: January 25, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time)

  •  Participant Applications Deadline: February 22, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time)

  •  Decisions Announced: Week of March 19, 2019

Participants must commit to attend ALL program days between July 5 and July 26, including weekends.

If you have any questions regarding F&M College Prep, please be sure to read this page fully, and then  contact Dr. Donnell Butler at dbutler@fandm.edu.