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Admissions Requirements

Franklin University’s undergraduate open admission policy reflects the University’s mission as a student-centered, non-profit, independent institution providing high quality, relevant education enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world.

A student who meets at least one of the following criteria is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student:

  1. Documentation of high school graduation or equivalence - required for applicants who are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours
    that apply towards a Franklin degree.
  2. If the student has transferable hours of 24 credit hours or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, then they will not have to provide a high school diploma or equivalence.

Acceptable forms of documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence for undergraduate admission must include one of
the following:

  • Official high school transcript listing the date of graduation
  • Official GED certificate
  • Official documentation of having passed a State High School Equivalency examination
  • Official documentation of a home school completion certificate/transcript
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions (college, universities, professional schools, etc.) attended
  • A student classified as degree seeking will not be permitted to register for courses until all transcripts are received and placement tests
    completed.

Admission procedures should be started early to maximize scheduling options and financial planning. The following procedures apply to all undergraduate applicants seeking admission as degree seeking students at Franklin University:

  1. Complete an application for admission and forward it along with an official high school transcript or an official test score report. Students who have already received an associate or a bachelor’s degree do not need to have a high school transcript on file.
  2. Forward all official transcripts directly from the attended institution(s) to Franklin University.
  3. After all required, official transcripts have been received by Franklin University and any required placement tests completed, arrange an appointment with an Undergraduate Admissions Advisor by calling toll free 1.877.341.6300, or by visiting the Paul J. Otte Center for Student Services (located on the Main Campus in downtown Columbus), or by contacting a University representative at any of Franklin’s
    other locations.

Applications will not be considered complete for any student who is officially classified as degree seeking until all required, official transcripts are received and placement tests completed, and will therefore be unable to register for courses.

Students who have applied but not enrolled within one calendar year must complete a new application for admission and may need to request transcripts to update their records.

Recommended Application Dates

These start dates are preferred for new students because they provide the opportunity to maximize course selections, financial aid, and credits for the term.

Part Time Students (6 - 11 Semester Hours)

Trimester Complete the application process by: Register for classes by: Classes Begin:
Winter 2015 Jan 12, 2015 Feb 2, 2015 Feb 16, 2015
Summer 2015 Apr 13, 2015 May 4, 2015 May 18, 2015
Fall 2015 Aug 17, 2015 Sep 7, 2015 Sep 28, 2015

Full Time Students (12+ Semester Hours)

Trimester Complete the application process by: Register for classes by: Classes Begin:
Winter 2015 Dec 1, 2014 Dec 22, 2014 Jan 5, 2015
Summer 2015 Mar 23, 2015 Apr 13, 2015 Apr 27, 2015
Fall 2015 Jul 6, 2015 Jul 27, 2015 Aug 17, 2015

Additional Information

Franklin University accepts applications for admission on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year, and students may select from several dates each semester to begin coursework. 

To ensure a strong, successful start at Franklin, there are several steps to complete, including submission of an application online, the submission of official transcripts from previously attended institutions, the identification of financing options, completion of placement testing (for students not transferring in any college-level credits), a registration appointment to select courses and completion of our online orientation program.

To be certain that students have enough time to complete all steps necessary to begin classes when desired, application to Franklin University should be completed several weeks in advance of the intended course start date.  Meeting these recommended dates helps students to maximize their scheduling options based on their preferences and personal schedules and to have adequate time for appropriate financial planning. 

Franklin recommends that the admission application process be completed at least 4-6 weeks in advance of the student’s intended course start date. Applications are not considered complete until all required transcripts have been received.  Once the application is complete, a first-term registration appointment will be scheduled with an Undergraduate Admissions Advisor.   Meeting with an Admissions Advisor provides the student with the opportunity to select first trimester courses, get final questions answered, and start the Franklin Experience in the best way possible. This is a required meeting for new students. Additionally, each new student must complete an online, one-hour New Student Orientation Program soon after they register for classes, and at least three days prior to the start of the first course.

While meeting the recommended completion dates is not required, it is important to allow enough time to complete all required activities to begin courses on the date that best meets the student’s individual needs.  Franklin University’s accelerated curriculum may require additional preparation in advance of the first class meeting. To explore all options for registration and course start dates based on individual needs, contact admissions@franklin.edu.

Degree & Residency Requirements

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year and we provide options that allow you to select from several dates each trimester to begin coursework.

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