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 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.

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, and application essay, will factor heavily into the FAST application process


All interested applicants must submit the FAST online application form and other application materials. We have a limited amount of spaces available for our October program. The application will close once those spaces are filled.

Required Materials

  • Online application form
  • Resume*
  • Unofficial high school transcripts, including final junior year grades* (will accept screenshots or scanned copies of electronic grade books, report cards, etc.)

*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.