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Parents & Family

Parents & Family

Resources for parents of future or current students of FM.

 
 

Congratulations!

Your child has decided to pursue a college education.  At FM, we strive to provide a solid education for students that prepares them for their next steps in life, as adults.  Whether your child has decided to pursue a two-year associates degree designed to enter the workplace upon completion, or a program  of study that is designed for transfer to a four-year college, by choosing FM, your child has made a sound choice.  We want to make you aware of some of the opportunities your child can take advantage of as a FM student.

Types of Degrees

There are two types of Associates degrees that can be pursued at FM. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) is designed for the student who wishes to study for two years, and then enter the workplace. The Associate of Science (A.S) or Associate of Arts (A.A) degree is designed with transfer in mind. Most students who attend FM with the goal of transferring to another college choose this option.

Academic Advising

FM uses a “center” approach to academic advising.  Students, after acceptance, are introduced to the Student Development Center, which houses our academic advising team.  Students can work with any advisor they wish, and may change advisors at any time throughout their education.  Advisors assist students in the areas of establishing a schedule of classes, transfer opportunities, as well as career exploration opportunities.

Tutoring

Many students take advantage of tutoring services, located in our Learning Center in the Evans Library.  Students may seek peer tutoring or professional tutoring, and there is no additional charge for these services.  If your child is struggling in a subject area or just needs someone to read over an essay, the Learning Center at the Evans Library is the place to go.

Financing a College Education

FM is a very affordable option.  Our financial aid team is ready to assist with any questions you might have regarding paying for college.

Student Involvement

Many students at FM choose to become involved.  There are many ways to engage at a community college.  We offer 31 student clubs and organizations, we have a very active Student Government Association and Student Activities Office.  We also offer a Student Ambassador program, where students can assist with campus tours and special events on campus.  If your child is interested in becoming involved, suggest they stop by the Student Activities Office in the College Union building.

Athletics

FM is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and we offer seven different competitive sports teams. They are Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball.  Our teams are called the Raiders. Visit our Athletics section for more information about athletics and check out the schedules for games. Come and see the Raiders in action.

Safety and Security

This is a topic that many parents are concerned about. FM has a full-service Office of Public Safety, located in the Physical Education Building of our campus. Our trained officers patrol the campus and campus housing to insure the safety of our students and college community.

Be In the Know

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Important Dates:

Jul 20Last Day of Classes for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

Jul 23Final Grades Due for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

Jul 24Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer Day Session II 

Jul 27Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer Day Session II 

Jul 27Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer 10-Week Session 

Aug 3Last Day of Classes for Summer Day Session II 

Aug 3Last Day of Classes for Summer 10-Week Session 

Aug 6Final Grades Due for Summer Day Session II 

Aug 6Final Grades Due for Summer 10-Week Session 

Aug 13LPN Information Session 

Aug 23New Commuter Student Orientation 

Aug 24New Commuter Student Orientation 

Aug 26New Residential Student Move In Day! 

Aug 31Last day to register for Fall Session w/o $25 late fee 

Sep 3Returning Residential Student Move In Day! 

Sep 5First Day of Classes for Fall Session 

Sep 6Late Registration 

Sep 6Late Payment 

Sep 7Late Registration 

Sep 10Late Registration 

Sep 11Late Registration 

Sep 11Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Sep 19Late Payment 

Sep 20Tri County Counselors College Fair 

Sep 24Course Planning Begins for Winter & Spring 2019 – Online Registration Only 

Sep 251st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Oct 1Deadline to Apply for Fall 2018 Graduation 

Oct 51st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Oct 8Columbus Day Holiday – No Classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Oct 9Online Registration Opens for Winter and Spring 2019 

Oct 9Staff Development Day – No Day Classes. Evening Classes Will Meet. 

Oct 191st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Oct 22On-Campus Registration Begins for Winter & Spring 2019 

Oct 24Mid-Term Grades Due at Noon 

Oct 312nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Nov 12Veteran’s Day Holiday – No Classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 14Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Nov 212nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Nov 21Classes end at 5p.m. for Thanksgiving Holiday 

Nov 22Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 23Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 24Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 25Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 262nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Dec 33rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Dec 7Special Friday Makeup Session 

Dec 14Last Day of Classes 

Dec 17Final Exams 

Dec 18Final Exams 

Dec 20Final Grades Due at Noon 

Dec 21Last Day to Register for Winter Session without $25 Late Fee 

Dec 22Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 23Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 24Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 25Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 26Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 27Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 28Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 29Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 30Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 31Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Jan 1Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Jan 2First Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 2Late Payment 

Jan 14Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Jan 18Last Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 21M.L. King, Jr. Holiday – No Classes 

Jan 22Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 23First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 8Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 9Final Exams 

May 10Final Exams 

May 13Final Grades Due at Noon 

May 16Academic Awards Ceremony 

May 22Commencement