Community College Students

Turn Your Associate Degree Into a Bachelor’s -- Fast

Earn your bachelor’s degree faster (and more affordably) at Franklin, where we accept more community and technical college credits than other institutions.
Learn how you can transfer your community college credits to Franklin, and get started earning your bachelor's degree right away.

Success Path

Enjoy seamless transfer of community college credit.

Finish Faster

Transfer up to 94 previously earned college credits.

Convenient 3+1 Program

Maximize time and tuition by building on your associate degree.

Convenient Classes

Take a class online or on-site -- it's your choice.

Affordable Cost

Get more for less at our student-focused, nonprofit university.

How it Works

1. Finish your associate degree at your community college

Earn your associate degree at your local community or technical college and keep the credit you’ve earned when you  transfer to Franklin to finish your bachelor's degree.

2. Apply online to Franklin

Complete Franklin’s admission application quickly and easily online. Transfer credit will not be evaluated for acceptance until you’ve applied for admission.

3. Send us your transcripts

Get an official transfer credit evaluation by requesting that your official transcripts from your previous schools be sent to Franklin for review.

4. Finish your bachelor’s degree at Franklin

Once your community college credit evaluation is complete and your credits are transferred, you’ll be ready to earn your bachelor’s degree from Franklin. Take your bridge courses at your local community college or Franklin, and then finish your bachelor’s degree coursework onsite or online with Franklin.

Earn More with a Bachelor's Degree

Weighing the pros and cons of earning your bachelor’s degree? There are lots of good reasons to invest in yourself. From more job opportunities to greater lifetime earnings, adding a bachelor’s degree to your résumé is a smart choice.


Average Annual Earnings

Transferring From a Community College

Your hard work at other schools is worth something and we are committed to helping community college students like you make the most of your tuition dollars. In fact, more than 90 percent of our students transfer credit from other schools.

Transfer More Credit

Maximize your associate degree credit to satisfy up to 75% of your degree requirements.

Cut Your Costs

Take advantage of 3+1 partnerships and save 40% of the total cost of a bachelor’s.

Seamless 3+1 Program

Save time and tuition by building on your associate degree.

Community College Partnerships

Established in 1998, the Franklin University Community College Alliance (CCA) lets you maximize your education at one of our 135+ community college partners nationwide. 

Thanks to the CCA, you can complete your associate degree with the option to complete additional semester credit hours of preparation, or bridge coursework, at your local community college. Plus, all of your associate degree credits earned at a CCA partner school transfer toward your bachelor’s degree at Franklin.  

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