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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

Complete the short form below and we will keep you up-to-date on FM events and important reminders.

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Important Dates:

Aug 26Get IT DONE Days #GIDD 

Aug 27Get IT DONE Days #GIDD 

Aug 28New Commuter Student Orientation – Evening & Online Students 

Aug 30New Commuter Student Orientation 

Sep 3Last Day to Register for Fall Session without $25 Late Fee 

Sep 4First Day of Classes for Fall Session 

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

Sep 4Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Sep 5Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Sep 6Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Sep 7Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Sep 8Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Sep 9Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Sep 10Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Sep 10Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Change 

Sep 11Donate Blood in Honor of 9/11 

Sep 18Late Payment (Subject to Additional $50 Late Fee) 

Sep 23Course Planning Begins for Winter and Spring 2020 Online Registration Only 

Sep 241st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Sep 30Deadline to Apply for Fall 2019 Graduation 

Oct 41st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Oct 7Online Registration Opens for Winter and Spring 2020 

Oct 14Columbus Day Holiday – No Classes 

Oct 15Staff Development Day – No Day Classes, Evening Classes will meet. 

Oct 161st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Oct 21On-Campus Registration Begins for Winter and Spring 2020 

Oct 23Mid-Term Grades Due at Noon 

Oct 302nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Nov 11Veteran’s Day Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 13Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Nov 202nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

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

Nov 27Thanksgiving Holiday Begins – Classes end at 5PM 

Nov 28Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 29Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 30Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Dec 1Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Dec 23rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

Dec 6Special Friday Makeup Session (for evening classes only) 

Dec 13Last Day of Classes 

Dec 16Final Exams 

Dec 17Final Exams 

Dec 19Final Grades Due at Noon 

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

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 13Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Jan 17Last Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 20M.L. King, Jr. Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Jan 21Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 21Last Day to Register for Spring without $25 Late Fee 

Jan 21Orientation (Half-day AM Session) 

Jan 22First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

Jan 22Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 22Late Payment (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 23Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 24Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

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

Jan 26Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

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

Jan 28Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 28Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Feb 5Late Payment Period (subject to additional $50 fee) 

Feb 121st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Feb 12Deadline to Apply for Spring 2020 Graduation 

Feb 17President’s Day Holiday – No classes 

Feb 18Course Planning Begins for Summer and Fall 2020 Online Registration Only 

Feb 241st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Mar 2Online Registration Opens for Summer and Fall 2020 

Mar 61st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Mar 11Mid-Term Grades Due 

Mar 14Spring Recess – No classes 

Mar 15Spring Recess – No classes 

Mar 16Spring Recess – No classes 

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 23On-Campus Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2020 

Mar 252nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Apr 8Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Apr 9Founder’s Day – No day/evening classes 

Apr 10Good Friday Holiday – No classes 

Apr 132nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Apr 212nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 05) 

Apr 233rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

May 1Special Friday Make-up Session (for evening classes only) 

May 6Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 7Final Exams 

May 8Final Exams 

May 11Final Grades Due at Noon 

May 19Academic Awards Ceremony 

May 20Commencement at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady 

May 22Last day to Register for “Day Session I”, “Summer Eve 8 and 10-week Sessions” without $25 late fee 

May 25Memorial Day Holiday – No classes 

May 26First Day of Classes For “Summer Day Session I” 

May 26Late Payment for “Summer Day Session I”(subject to $25 late fee) 

May 26First Day of Classes For “8-Week Evening Session” 

May 26First Day of Classes For “10-Week Session” 

May 26Late Payment for “8-Week Evening Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

May 26Late Payment for “10-Week Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jun 16Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “Summer Day Session I” 

Jun 19Special Friday Make Up Day for “Summer Day Session I” 

Jun 26Last Day of Classes for “Summer Day Session I” 

Jun 26Last Day to Register for “Summer Day Session II” without a $25 late fee 

Jun 29Final Grades Due for “Summer Day Session I” 

Jun 29First Day of Classes for “Summer Day Session II” 

Jun 29Late Payment for “Summer Day Session II” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jun 30Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 3Independence Day Holiday Observed – No Classes 

Jul 9Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “10-Week Session” 

Jul 10Special Friday Make Up Day for “8-Week Evening Session” 

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”