Making the transition from high school to college life can be challenging for today’s young adults. Often, high school juniors and seniors take advanced placement and college credit courses as part of their high school curriculum. However, students participating in an Early Admission Program actually take college courses on a college campus, better preparing them for life after high school graduation. At a fraction of what the average four-year universities cost, Early Admission students at FM can benefit from the experience of being a college student on our campus, while earning high school and college credits.
Students in the Early Admission Program have the option of full-time or part-time study, taking courses that are required for high school graduation, or solely for career exploration, or both! Our Admissions Counselor and Academic Advisor to the Early Admission Program works collaboratively with the high school guidance office to ensure that students are enrolled in all the courses needed to fulfill high school requirements.
Through the Early Admission Program, students learn time management skills as they earn college credits while juggling part-time employment, sports involvement, or high school activities. Early Admission students are able to participate in our athletic programs as well. FM is NJCAA Division III and offers Men’s basketball, soccer, and baseball and Women’s basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. With over 30 clubs and organizations on-campus, Early Admission students can become part of the “FM Family”. We highly encourage Early Admission students to get involved! Students can also stay connected to their “home school” by staying involved in clubs and organizations there as well.
To qualify for the Early Admission Program at FM, seniors must be ranked in the top half of their class and recommended for the program by their high school guidance counselor. Seniors who are not ranked in the top half of their class may apply for the Early Admission Exploratory Program at FM, taking college level courses which are outside of their high school graduation requirements.
For more information on the Early Admission Program, FM will be hosting an “Early Admission Information Night” on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m. To register, complete the form below.