Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST)

September 28–30 and November 9–11*

FAST decisions will be released Friday, October 27, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. All decisions will be sent electronically to the email provided in the student’s FAST application (Subject: Harvey Mudd College FAST Program). If unable to locate the email, please remember to check your spam/junk folder.

The Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) program provides high-achieving, college-bound high school seniors with an opportunity to travel to campus, stay in our residence halls, visit classes and research labs, complete an admission interview, and much more. The FAST program is FREE (including overnight accommodations, meals, and transportation to campus).

The FAST program is intended for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM – women, underrepresented minorities, students from low income or rural backgrounds, students with disabilities, students who are first-generation to college.

*The deadline to apply for our 2017 FAST programs has passed. Visit this website in summer 2018 for updated dates and deadlines.

Things to know

FAST invitees will:

  • Get an inside-look into Harvey Mudd by spending almost two days on our campus.
  • Learn about the HMC experience from current Harvey Mudd students, professors, and deans.
  • Interact with other college-bound students from around the nation who share their passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Receive a fee waiver for their 2018 first-year application to HMC.

Preview this year’s program here:

Program Impact

Isabel Martos-Repath

Fall 2013 FAST Program

Isabel Martos-Repath, Class of 2018

FAST gave me a unique opportunity to explore Harvey Mudd College and understand what this school is about. Meeting current and other prospective students, interacting with professors, attending classes, and experiencing a bit of the community here helped me realize Mudd was where I wanted to study.

Learn more about Isabel and other FAST alumni experiences in our FAST Outcomes page.

Get the Word Out!

Do you know someone perfect for this program? Tell them all about it via email or Facebook, or Twitter!


Check out our FAST Frequently Asked Questions!

Can’t find an answer to your question? Contact Assistant Director of Admission Maureen Ruiz-Sundstrom at mruizsundstrom@hmc.edu.