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.

Important Dates:

Sep 25Course Planning Begins for Winter and Spring 2018 Online Registration Only 

Sep 25Students of the World Club 

Sep 26Fall Film Series – The Anonymous People 

Sep 26Would you like to Study Abroad? In Belize 

Sep 27Perrella Gallery Exhibit Now on Display – Made in China 

Sep 27FMbizhub Meeting 

Sep 27Equal Means Equal Documentary 

Sep 27Word of Grace Club Meeting 

Sep 27SAGE College Visit 

Sep 281st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Sep 28Student Senate Meeting 

Sep 28College Central Network 

Sep 28Wellness Fair 

Sep 292nd 10-Week Session Courses Begin (Session 06) 

Oct 2Fall Transfer Fair 

Oct 3Late Payment Period (Subject to $50 late fee) Sept 20-Oct 3 

Oct 3Interested in BOWLING? Join the team! 

Oct 4Perrella Gallery Exhibit Now on Display – Made in China 

Oct 4FMbizhub Meeting 

Oct 4Word of Grace Club Meeting 

Oct 5Emotion Matrix 

Oct 9Columbus Day Holiday – No classes 

Oct 10Online Registration Opens for Winter and Spring 2018 

Oct 10Staff Development Day – No Day Classes 

Oct 111st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Oct 112nd 5-Week Session Course Begin (Session 04) 

Oct 11Perrella Gallery Exhibit Now on Display – Made in China 

Oct 11FMbizhub Meeting 

Oct 13Perrella Gallery Exhibit – Made in China (Last day on display) 

Oct 17Foothills Council Student Leadership Program 

Oct 18FMbizhub Meeting 

Oct 19Wali Shah Speaker 

Oct 19SAGE College Visit 

Oct 23On-Campus Registration Begins for Winter and Spring 2018 

Oct 24Fall Film Series – The Mask You Live In 

Oct 25Mid-Term Grades Due at Noon 

Oct 25FMbizhub Meeting 

Oct 262nd 7-Week Courses Begin (Session 05) 

Oct 26Student Senate Meeting 

Oct 26Dome Theater 

Oct 301st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Nov 1FMbizhub Meeting 

Nov 2Chinese Acrobats 

Nov 32nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Nov 8FMbizhub Meeting 

Nov 10Veteran’s Day Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 13International Flag Presentation 

Nov 14In Her Shoes Event 

Nov 15Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Nov 153rd 5-Week Courses Begin (Session 07) 

Nov 15FMbizhub Meeting 

Nov 18FM Fall Open House 

Nov 21American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Nov 222nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Nov 22Classes end at 5PM for Thanksgiving Holiday 

Nov 22FMbizhub Meeting 

Nov 23Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 24Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 25Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 26Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 28Paper Tigers – Documentary 

Nov 28Fall Film Series – Paper Tigers 

Nov 29FMbizhub Meeting 

Nov 30Student Senate Meeting 

Dec 42nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 5) 

Dec 43rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 7) 

Dec 6FMbizhub Meeting 

Dec 7SAGE College Visit 

Dec 8Special Friday Makeup Session (for evening classes only) 

Dec 13FMbizhub Meeting 

Dec 14Student Senate Meeting 

Dec 15Last Day of Classes 

Dec 18Final Exams 

Dec 19Final Exams 

Dec 21Final Grades Due at Noon 

Dec 22Last Day to Register for Winter Session without $25 Late Fee 

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 Subject to $25 Late Fee 

Jan 12Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Jan 15M.L. King, Jr. Holiday – No Classes 

Jan 19Last Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 22Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 23Orientation (Half-Day AM Session) 

Jan 23Last Day to Register for Spring without $25 Late Fee 

Jan 24First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

Jan 24Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-30 

Jan 24Late Payment Period (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-Feb 6 

Jan 30TEDxFMCC 2018 

Jan 30Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-30 

Jan 30Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Feb 1American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Feb 6Late Payment Period (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-Feb 6 

Feb 7Late Payment Period (Subject to Additional $50 Fee) Feb 7-20 

Feb 141st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Feb 14Deadline to Apply for Spring 2018 Graduation 

Feb 14Course Planning Begins for Summer and Fall 2018 Online Registration Only 

Feb 19President’s Day Holiday – No Classes 

Feb 20Late Payment Period (Subject to Additional $50 Fee) Feb 7-20 

Feb 261st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Feb 262nd 10-Week Courses Begin (Session 06) 

Feb 282nd 5-Week Courses Begin (Session 04) 

Mar 5Online Registration Opens for Summer and Fall 2018 

Mar 14Mid-Term Grades Due 

Mar 151st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Mar 17Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 18Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 19Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 20Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 21Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 22Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 23Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 24Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 25Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 26On-Campus Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2018 

Mar 262nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Mar 262nd 7-Week Courses Begin (Session 05) 

Mar 29Founder’s Day – No Day/Evening Classes 

Mar 30Good Friday Holiday – No Classes 

Apr 5American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Apr 93rd 5-Week Courses Begin (Session 07) 

Apr 11Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Apr 162nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Apr 23American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Apr 252nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 05) 

May 13rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

May 4Special Friday Make-up Session (for evening classes only) 

May 11Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 14Final Exams 

May 15Final Exams 

May 17Final Grades Due 

May 172018 Academic Awards Ceremony 

May 242018 Commencement 

May 25Last Day to Register for Summer – Day Session I, Day Session II, 8-Week Evening Session, 10-Week Session 

May 28Memorial Day Holiday – No Classes 

May 29First Day of Classes for Summer – Day Session I, 8-Week Evening Session, 10-Week Session 

May 30Late Payment Period for Summer – Day Session I, 8-Week Evening Session, 10-Week Session (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Jun 19Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer Day Session I 

Jun 22Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer Day Session I 

Jun 29Last Day of Classes for Summer Day Session I 

Jun 29Last Day to Register for Summer Day Session II without a $25 Late Fee 

Jul 2Final Grades Due for Summer Day Session I 

Jul 2First Day of Classes for Summer Day Session II 

Jul 3Late Payment Period for Summer Day Session II (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Jul 3Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

Jul 4Independence Day Holiday – No Classes 

Jul 12Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer 10-Week Session 

Jul 13Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

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