2018 PMF Open Forum

2018 PMF Open Forum

The 2017-18 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) application season is almost here! You can use this site and thread as a go-to resource for helpful information during the application process.

The PMF Class of 2018 application opens Noon (ET), Monday, October 23, 2017 through Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found under the Become a PMF section on the official Presidential Management Fellows program website.

The announcement can be found at www.USAJOBS.gov, by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows” when the application opens. The basics can be found at pmf.gov.

In addition to OPM’s official PMF resources, here on Pathtopmf.com you’ll find a range of additional insights on the PMF Program, including:

And use this open thread as a resource for the 2017-18 process and a place to:

  • Ask questions
  • Share your experience
  • Or maybe just to vent :)

Good luck and let us know how we can help you submit a strong application!

P.S. This site, guide, and resources are brought to you by the Robertson Foundation for Government and GovLoop. Thanks to RFFG for their financial support to help offer these great resources and keep them free for all applicants.

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  • Emily Ray

    Hey! Planning to apply to PMF next week. Wondering what other PhD’s have done before or plan to do about the transcript requirement to list “date of expected graduation”. My transcript definitely doesn’t list that for my PhD, though I do have a masters, which is listed on there. Do you think that would be sufficient? Or should I get a letter to attach with it? And who would write that letter? My advisor is the only one who really knows when I’ll get out, but is he an appropriate “school official”?

    • Heather

      My career office advised me to get a “Letter of Official Enrollment” from the registar. It includes a date of expected graduation.