Study in the U.S.

An American Education for International Students

When you enroll in Franklin University and study in the United States, you’ll gain a unique perspective on U.S. culture, studies, and daily life. 

At the University’s Main Campus, located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, the 14th largest city in the United States, you’ll learn with -- and from -- classmates who, as working adults, share their professional, real-world work experiences as part of your classroom experience. 

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Get specialized support from a team dedicated to international students.

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F-1 Eligible Programs

As an F-1 student, you can earn your college degree at Franklin University and tailor your U.S. studies to fit your personal preferences and learning style. Degree programs available to students planning to apply for F-1 status are listed below.

Not an F-1 international student? A number of additional academic programs may be available to you. Visit our Degrees section to view all our academic offerings.

Programs Available to Start in Fall and Spring Trimesters

Programs Available to Start Year-Round

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Get the academic freedom and flexibility you need to pursue your undergraduate or graduate degree. At Franklin University, our diverse programs and international student services make it easy for you to achieve your educational goals, expand your cultural experience, and study in the U.S. or abroad.

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Start Here For Admission

Learn more about the international student admission process.

1. Apply Online

Submit your online application using an email address that you check regularly. Once your application is processed, you will receive an email with a username, password, and link to log into our MyTools applicant system. You can track your progress throughout the admission process using MyTools.

2. Submit Transcripts

Franklin accepts electronic transcripts from other institutions and from third-party transcript providers. In both cases, electronic transcripts must be emailed from the provider directly to Franklin University. Electronic transcripts sent from the applicant will not be accepted as official.

Your official transcripts or evaluation can also be sent through the mail directly from the provider to:

Franklin University
ATTN: Office of Transfer and Articulation
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215-5339

Note: If your transcripts are from post-secondary institutions located outside the U.S., please submit them to an approved third-party transcript evaluation agency. Once the agency has completed the evaluation of your transcripts, have your official evaluation submitted to the Office of Transfer and Articulation.

Official course descriptions and syllabi may be requested to maximize transfer or prerequisite credit. See transcript details under your intended program level below for full requirements.

3. Demonstrate English Proficiency

To be eligible for admission to Franklin University's programs, you must submit proof of sufficient English proficiency. The requirement is met through any of the following:

  • official scores from an approved standardized test, 
  • ACCUPLACER English as a Second Language (ESL) tests administered by Franklin University,
  • citizenship in an approved exempted country, or
  • completion of a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution located in an approved exempted country and in which the courses were taught in English.

Franklin University accepts official English proficiency scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Cambridge English Language Assessment (Cambridge), or Duolingo English Test. See Proficiency Requirements below for a list of approved standardized tests and the minimum scores for each. Contact OISP for information on how to complete ACCUPLACER ESL® assessments on campus or through a virtual proctor service.

See your intended program level below for score details and the list of Exempted Countries to determine if the proficiency requirement can be fulfilled through your citizenship or English-language degree.

4. Provide Other Documentation

If you plan to enter the U.S. to attend Franklin University as an international student or are already in the U.S. as an F-1 student, you also must submit the following documentation to Franklin:

  • Financial Sponsorship Form signed by your sponsor
  • Sponsor’s bank statements showing availability of funds, and submitted on letterhead that is both issued and stamped by the bank
  • Copy of your passport’s biographical information page

Note: Not all programs are available to F-1 international students. See eligible programs above.

Requirement Details

Admissions deadlines and requirements vary based on the academic level of your intended program. Expand the sections below for more detailed information.

Franklin OISP Support

Earning your degree in the U.S. or online can be overwhelming at times if you’re an international student. Franklin University helps make the transition manageable, thanks to the support provided by our Office of International Students and Programs (OISP).

OISP can help you with:

  • Identifying programs in which you’re eligible to enroll
  • Understanding admissions requirements
  • Obtaining and maintaining F-1 immigration status
  • Preparing for international travel
  • Adjusting to life in the U.S.
  • Understanding your rights and responsibilities in the U.S.
  • Exploring work authorization options
  • Understanding your health insurance coverage
  • Referring you to resources or other University offices, such as Academic Advising

Learn more about being an international student at OISP’s current student webpages or at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Study in the States website.

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