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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:

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

Dec 14Last Day of Classes 

Dec 15Final Exams 

Dec 15FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

Dec 15FM Foundation Finance/Investment Meeting 

Dec 16Final Exams 

Dec 17FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

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 8FM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting 

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 21FM Foundation Golf Committee Meeting 

Jan 21FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Jan 25Orientation (Half-day AM Session) 

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

Jan 26FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

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 

Feb 18FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Feb 23FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

Mar 5FM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting 

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

Mar 17Mid-Term Grades Due 

Mar 18FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

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 

Mar 30FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

Apr 1Founder’s Day 

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

Apr 6Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Apr 15FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

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

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

Apr 26FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

Apr 26FM Foundation Finance/Investment Meeting 

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

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

May 7FM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting 

May 10Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 11Final Exams 

May 12Final Exams 

May 18Academic Awards Ceremony 

May 19Commencement 

May 20FM Foundation Golf Tournament 

May 20FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

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 17FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

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

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

Jun 29FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

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 9FM Foundation Board of Directors Meeting 

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

Jul 15FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

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 27FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

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” 

Aug 19FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

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

Aug 31FM Foundation Executive Committee Meeting 

Aug 31FM Foundation Finance/Investment Meeting 

Sep 1First Day of Classes for Fall Session 

Sep 1Late Payment (Subject to $25.00 late fee) 

Sep 1Late Registration (Subject to $25.00 late fee) 

Sep 6Labor Day-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Sep 7Late Registration (Subject to $25.00 late fee) 

Sep 8Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Sep 15Late Payment (subject to additional $50 late fee) 

Sep 20Course Planning Begins for Winter and Spring 2022 Online Registration Only 

Sep 211st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Sep 27Deadline to Apply for Fall 2021 Graduation 

Oct 11st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Oct 4Online Registration Opens for Winter and Spring 2022 

Oct 11Columbus Day Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) Saturday Oct. 9 classes will be in regular session 

Oct 12Staff Development Day-No day classes-evening classes will meet 

Oct 131st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Oct 18On-Campus Registration Begins for Winter and Spring 2022 

Oct 20Mid-Term Grades Due at Noon 

Oct 272nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Nov 9Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

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

Nov 172nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

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

Nov 24Classes end at 5 p.m. for Thanksgiving Holiday(limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 25Thanksgiving Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 28Thanksgiving Holiday-No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Nov 293rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

Dec 3Special Friday Makeup Session (for evening classes only) 

Dec 10Last Day of Classes 

Dec 13Final Exams 

Dec 14Final Exams 

Dec 16Final Grades Due at Noon 

Dec 24Last Day to Register for Winter Session without $25 Late Fee 

Dec 27Christmas/New Year Break-Campus Closed 

Jan 3Christmas/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 17M.L. King, Jr. Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities maybe available) 

Jan 20Last Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 21Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 24Orientation (Half-day AM Session) 

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

Jan 26First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

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

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

Feb 1Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Feb 1Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Feb 9Late Payment Period (subject to additional $50 fee) 

Feb 15Course Planning Begins for Summer and Fall 2022 Online Registration Only 

Feb 161st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Feb 16Deadline to Apply for Spring 2022 Graduation 

Feb 21President’s Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) Sat, Feb. 19 classes will be in regular session 

Feb 281st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Mar 7Online Registration Opens for Summer and Fall 2022 

Mar 71st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Mar 16Mid-Term Grades Due 

Mar 19Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 27Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 28On-Campus Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2022 

Apr 42nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Apr 5Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Apr 14Founder’s Day – No day or evening classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Apr 15Good Friday Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

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

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

Apr 273rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

May 6Special Friday Make-up Session (for evening classes only) 

May 11Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 12Final Exams 

May 13Final Exams 

May 16Final Grades Due at Noon 

May 17Academic Awards Ceremony (evening) 

May 18Commencement at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady (evening) 

May 27Last day to Register for “Day Session l”, “Summer Eve 8 and 10-week Sessions” without $25 late fee 

May 27Last day to Register for “Day Session l”, “Summer Eve 8 and 10-week Sessions” w/o $25 late fee 

May 30Memorial Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

May 31First Day of Classes For “Summer Day Session l” 

May 31First Day of Classes For “8-Week Evening Session” 

May 31Late Payment for “Summer Day Session l” (subject to $25 late fee) 

May 31Late Payment for “8-Week Evening Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

May 31First Day of Classes for “10-Week Session” 

May 31Late Payment for “10-Week Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jun 20Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jun 24Special Friday Make Up Day for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jul 1Last Day of Classes for “Summer Day Session l” 

Jul 1Last day to Register for “Summer Day Session ll” w/o a $25 late fee 

Jul 4Independence Day Holiday Observed- No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Jul 4Independence Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

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”