Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST)

2019 Dates: September 19–21 and October 27–29

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, learn about on-going research, 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.

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 first-year application to HMC.

Preview this year’s program here:

Program Impact

Camille Simon

Fall 2016 FAST Program

Camille, Class of 2021

“… for for the first time, I was able to see what it was like to be surrounded by students interested not only in STEM, but in a challenging yet collaborative environment.”

Learn more about 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! (Social media links coming soon!)


Check out our FAST Frequently Asked Questions!

Can’t find an answer to your question? Contact Assistant Director of Admission Roberto Peña at rpena@hmc.edu.