Applying to FAST

Who should apply to FAST?

The FAST program is open to all high school seniors (or equivalent) that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and live in the United States or Puerto Rico. Undocumented students are also welcome to apply to FAST although ultimately they would apply for first-year admission to HMC and need-based financial aid as international students. Our funding for international student financial aid is limited.

FAST is targeted for groups who have been historically underrepresented in STEM– women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, students from low income or rural backgrounds, students with disabilities, students who are first-generation to college.

Application Information

Harvey Mudd is a highly selective institution and admission to FAST is reflective of this fact. Interest in engineering, math, and science, as demonstrated through your course selection, grades, test scores (if submitted) and application essay, will factor heavily into the FAST application process.

Deadline to apply for the October program is October 2, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT.

Required Materials

  • Online application form
  • Upload a resume OR list your extracurricular activities, honors, jobs, etc below. Here you can learn tips on how to write a resume from Harvey Mudd College students.
  • Unofficial high school transcripts, including final junior year grades* (will accept screenshots or scanned copies of electronic grade books, report cards, etc.)

*Resume and transcripts should be uploaded as attachments while completing online form. Please do NOT send these materials via email, fax, or regular mail, as we will be unable to pair them with your application. Be aware that you will be unable to save your progress on the application form – we suggest gathering these materials before you begin filling out the FAST application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.