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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 5Final Grades Due for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jul 5First Day of Classes for “Day Session ll” 

Jul 5Late Payment for “Day Session ll” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jul 7Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 8Special Friday Make Up Day for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 14Last day for Individual Course Withdrawal for “10-Week Session” 

Jul 22Last Day of Classes for “Summer 8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 25Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “Day Session ll” 

Jul 25Final Grades Due for “8-Week Evening Session “ 

Jul 29Special Friday Make Up Day for “Day Session ll” 

Jul 29Special Friday Make Up Day for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 5Last Day of Classes for “Day Session ll” 

Aug 5Last Day of Classes for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 8Final Grades Due for “Day Session ll” 

Aug 8Final Grades Due for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 31Last Day to Register for Fall Session 

Sep 1First Day of Classes for Fall Session 

Sep 1Late Payment 

Sep 1Late Registration 

Sep 2Late Registration 

Sep 3Late Registration 

Sep 5Labor Day – No Classes 

Sep 6Late Registration 

Sep 7Late Registration 

Sep 8Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Sep 15Late Payment 

Sep 19Course Planning Begins for Winter and Spring 2023 

Sep 211st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Sep 23American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Sep 26Deadline to Apply for Fall 2022 Graduation 

Oct 31st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Oct 3Online Registration Opens for Winter and Spring 2023 

Oct 10Columbus Day Holiday – No Classes 

Oct 11Staff Development Day – No Day Classes – Evening Classes will meet 

Oct 131st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Oct 17On-Campus Registration Begins for Winter and Spring 2023 

Oct 20Mid-Term Grades Due at Noon 

Oct 272nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Nov 9Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Nov 11Veteran’s Day Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 172nd 10- Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Dealine 

Nov 232nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Dealine 

Nov 23Classes end at 5p.m. for Thanksgiving Holiday 

Nov 24Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 25Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 26Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 27Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 303rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Dec 2Special Friday Makeup Session 

Dec 14Last Day of Classes 

Dec 15Final Exams 

Dec 16Final Exams 

Dec 19Final grades Due at Noon 

Dec 22Last Day to Register for Winter Session 

Dec 23Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 24Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 25Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 26Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 27Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 28Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 29Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 30Christmas/ New Year Break 

Dec 31Christmas/ New Year Break 

Jan 1Christmas/ New Year Break 

Jan 2Christmas/ New Year Break 

Jan 3First Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 3Late Payment 

Jan 10Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Jan 16Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – No Classes 

Jan 19Last Day of Class for Winter Session 

Jan 20Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 24Last Day to Register for Spring 

Jan 25Late Payment 

Jan 25First Day of Classes Spring Semester 

Jan 25Late Registration 

Jan 26Late Registration 

Jan 27Late Registration 

Jan 30Late Registration 

Jan 31Late Registration 

Jan 31Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Feb 8Late Payment 

Feb 14Course Planning Begins for Summer and Fall 2023 

Feb 151st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Feb 15Deadline to Apply for Spring 2023 Graduation 

Feb 20President’s Day Holiday – No Classes 

Feb 271st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Mar 6Online Registration Opens for Summer and Fall 2023 

Mar 61st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Mar 15Mid-Term Grade Due 

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 26Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 27On Campus Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2023