Become a PMF
NOTE: The information below pertains to
the PMF Class of 2013 application cycle. This information will
be udpated for the PMF Class of 2014 application cycle in the
summer/fall of 2013.
If you will meet all graduate
degree requirements (even though you have not necessarily
graduated), including the completion or successful defense of any
required thesis or dissertation (as required), during the academic
year (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013), you are eligible to
apply for the PMF Class of 2013. Eligibility is based on completion
of current graduate work by August 31, 2013.
- OR -
If you have completed an
advanced degree (masters or professional) from a qualifying college
or university during the previous 2 years from the opening
date of the PMF Program's application announcement, you are
eligible to apply (e.g., between November 5, 2010 and November 5,
NOTE: Individuals who previously applied for
the program, but were not selected as a Finalist, may reapply if
they meet eligibility requirements. Current PMF Class of 2012
Finalists who have not been appointed may apply for the Class of
2013; however, they will forfeit their status as a current Finalist
upon accessing the on-line assessment.
If you obtained your advance degree from a
qualifying college or university no more than 2 years prior to the
opening date of the announcement for the Class of 2013 application,
you are eligible to apply.
A qualifying college or university is an academic
institution that meets the requirements as stated in the "General
Policies and Instructions" section of OPM's "Operating Manual:
Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions", under
"Educational and Training Provisions or Requirements". The
Operating Manual is available on OPM's website at
. Generally, the institution
must be accredited or must have acquired "pre-accreditation" or
"candidate for accreditation status" by an accrediting body
recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of
You can search the U.S. Department of Education's Federal
Student Aid website at https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/schoolSearch?locale=en_En
to see if your college/university has a valid Federal Title V
School Code (see FAQ No. 7 from the "Become a PMF\FAQs"
webpage). If your college/university is listed, then most
likely it is accredited and recognized for eligibility in applying
to the PMF Program.