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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 17Last Day of Classes for “Summer 8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 20Final Grades Due for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 24Special Friday Make Up Day for “Summer Day Session II” 

Jul 24Special Friday Make Up Day for “10-Week Session” 

Jul 31Last Day of Classes for “Summer Day Session II” 

Jul 31Last Day of Classes for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 3Final Grades Due for “Summer Day Session II” 

Aug 3Final Grades Due for “10-Week Session” 

Sep 1Last day to register for Fall Session w/o $25 late fee 

Sep 2First Day of Classes for Fall Session 

Sep 2Late Payment (Subject to $25.00 late fee) 

Sep 2Late Registration (Subject to $25.00 late fee) 

Sep 7Labor Day-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Sep 8Late Registration (Subject to $25.00 late fee) 

Sep 8Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Sep 16Late Payment (subject to additional $50 late fee) 

Sep 16FM’s 27th Annual Golf Classic 

Sep 17Tri County Counselors College Fair 

Sep 21Course Planning Begins for Winter and Spring 2021 Online Registration Only 

Sep 221st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Sep 28Deadline to Apply for Fall 2020 Graduation 

Oct 21st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Oct 5Online Registration Opens for Winter and Spring 2021 

Oct 12Columbus Day Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) Saturday Oct. 10 classes will be in regular session 

Oct 13Staff Development Day-No day classes-evening classes will meet 

Oct 141st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Oct 19On-Campus Registration Begins for Winter and Spring 2021 

Oct 21Mid-Term Grades Due at Noon 

Oct 282nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Nov 10Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Nov 11Veteran’s Day Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 182nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Nov 232nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 05) 

Nov 25Classes end at 5 p.m. for Thanksgiving Holiday(limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 26Thanksgiving Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 29Thanksgiving Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 303rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

Dec 4Special Friday Makeup Session (for evening classes only) 

Dec 14Last Day of Classes 

Dec 15Final Exams 

Dec 16Final Exams 

Dec 18Final Grades Due at Noon 

Dec 23Last Day to Register for Winter Session without $25 Late Fee 

Dec 24Christmas/New Year Break-Campus Closed 

Jan 1Christmas/New Year Break-Campus Closed 

Jan 4First Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 4Late Payment (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Jan 11Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Jan 15Last Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 18M.L. King, Jr. Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Jan 19Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 25Orientation (Half-day AM Session) 

Jan 26Last day to Register for Spring without $25 Late Fee 

Jan 27First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

Jan 27Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 27Late Payment (subject to $25 late fee) 

Feb 2Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Feb 2Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Charges 

Feb 3Late Payment Period (subject to additional $50 fee) 

Feb 15President’s Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) Sat, Feb. 13 classes will be in regular session 

Feb 16Course Planning Begins for Summer and Fall 2021 Online Registration Only 

Feb 171st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Feb 17Deadline to Apply for Spring 2021 Graduation 

Mar 81st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Mar 17Mid-Term Grades Due 

Mar 20Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

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

Mar 28Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 29On-Campus Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2021 

Apr 2Good Friday Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Apr 6Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Apr 192nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Apr 222nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 05) 

Apr 283rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

May 7Special Friday Make-up Session (for evening classes only) 

May 10Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 11Final Exams 

May 12Final Exams 

May 17Founder’s Day 

May 18Academic Awards Ceremony (evening) 

May 19Commencement at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady (evening) 

May 28Last day to Register for “Day Session l”, “Summer Eve 8 and 10-week Sessions” without $25 late fee 

May 31Memorial Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Jun 1First Day of Classes For “Summer Day Session l” 

Jun 1Late Payment for “Summer Day Session l” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jun 1First Day of Classes For “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jun 1Late Payment for “8-Week Evening Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jun 1First Day of Classes for “10-Week Session” 

Jun 1Late Payment for “10-Week Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jun 21Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jun 25Special Friday Make Up Day for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jul 2Last Day of Classes for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jul 2Last day to Register for “Summer Day Session ll” w/o a $25 late fee 

Jul 5Independence Day Holiday Observed- No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Jul 6Final Grades Due for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jul 6First Day of Classes for “Day Session ll” 

Jul 6Late Payment for “Day Session ll” (subject to $25 late fee) 

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

Jul 9Special Friday Make Up Day for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 15Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawal for “10-Week Session” 

Jul 23Last Day of Classes for “Summer 8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 26Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “Day Session ll” 

Jul 26Final Grades Due for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 30Special Friday Make Up Day for “Day Session ll” 

Jul 30Special Friday Make Up Day for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 6Last Day of Classes for “Day Session ll” 

Aug 6Last Day of Classes for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 9Final Grades Due for “Day Session ll” 

Aug 9Final Grades Due for “10-Week Session”