College Profile

At Fulton-Montgomery Community College, a campus of the State University of New York (SUNY), we are committed to helping our students reach their educational goals. We do this by creating an informal but respectful relationship between students and teachers, a relationship that promotes both learning and personal adjustment to a new environment. Teaching and advising are our most important activities. We are a small institution, and among our 2000 students you will be treated as an individual.

International students find this combination of advantages makes Fulton-Montgomery Community College a good place to start in the American system of higher education. We develop academic foundation and the self-confidence that foreign students need to pursue their studies in the United States. Our Associate Degree programs are equivalent to the first two years of study in a four-year university program.

The transfer concept is a basic component of our system, and when you graduate, you have the possibility of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at an almost unlimited choice of institutions.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is a unit of the State University of New York, the largest public university system in the world. It is accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and its programs are supervised by the New York State Department of Education.

Programs We Offer

  • Business Administration
  • Communication & Broadcast Media
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies


2000+ Total Enrollment
2000+ Undergraduate Enrollment
115 International Student Enrollment
45% Male
55% Female
20+ Countries Represented
Top 5 Vietnam, China, South Korea, Japan, and Europe

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?
Yes, Fulton-Montgomery Community College offers a full-time Intensive English Language Program for students who need to improve their language ability before beginning a college degree or certificate program. The Language Program is also intended for those who want to study English for career or social purposes before returning to their countries. Students receive 20-25 hours of instruction each week. After arrival to campus, a free English placement exam is given which determines the necessary level of English study the student will need.

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
Yes, full-time Intensive English Language program.

International Student Housing Options

Dormitory style on-campus housing

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First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

International students seeking to enroll/transfer as first-time undergraduates
Freshmen and Transfer Students

Financial Aid

Is financial aid available for international students?

Student Activities and Campus Life

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Fulton-Montgomery Community College (SUNY)


Arlene Spencer

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions
Semester starts:
Late August – December for Fall
Late January – May for Spring

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
I-20 only

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Tuition & Fees
$12,500 estimated
Guaranteed $7,000 per year Scholarship for all students residing on campus.
YouAreWelcomeHere scholarships available

Living expenses
$12,500 estimated

Total per academic year: $25,000 estimated
Total after scholarship applied: $18,000


"A 1971 graduate of Bishop Scully High School in Amsterdam with a heavy interest in math and science, Randall Smith decided to attend FM to pursue an engineering degree. He always dreamed of being an architect or mechanical designer, but then his focus changed. Randall graduated in 1976 with an AAS Business Accounting Degree."

Randall Smith

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