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Applying to FMU is Easy!

Due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants are NOT required to submit ACT or SAT scores for the spring or fall semesters of 2022.

2022 Student Applications


Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admissions


Become a Graduate Student

Teacher Cadet

Submit a Teacher Cadet Application

Dual Enrollment

Submit a Dual Enrollment Application

Center of Excellence

Submit a Supplemental Application for Teachers

The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty promotes the academic success of children in and of poverty in South Carolina and across the nation.

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Get Started With Patriot Link

Use the links below to create (or return to) your Patriot Link account.

You’ll be presented with an online application that takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Our instructions will get you started.


Learn More About Financial Aid

Most students will also want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Learn more about the FAFSA and all types of financial aid by visiting the Office of Financial Assistance.


Get Help With Our Application

We’re here and ready to help. Contact us with questions you may have as you begin our application process.

Give us a call at 843-661-1231 or email us and we will assist you.

What You need to apply

Keep this checklist in mind to ensure you complete all requirements of our application process.

  • Completed FMU Application
  • High school and college transcripts from all institutions attended (NOTE: Official transcripts will be required before the start of the term applied for.) Request your transcripts now.
  • $41 non-refundable application fee

Graduate Applicants

For more information about our Graduate admissions contact:

Graduate Admissions

When will I know if I have been accepted?

Francis Marion Undergraduate Admissions has a rolling admissions policy. This means that as soon as your application packet is complete, a decision will be made regarding your admission status.

FMU’s final cutoff for undergraduate applications is always noon on the Friday before the start of classes. However, we advise that students apply well before those dates.