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Anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or has passed the GED examination is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student. The following procedures apply to all applicants seeking admission as degree-seeking students at Franklin University:

  1. Complete an Undergraduate Admission Application and forward an official high school transcript or an official GED test score report.

  2. Your application will be entered within 48 hours. You will receive an email and/or letter confirming the receipt of your application. If you do not receive one of these within 7 business days please contact Student Services at 1-877-341-6300 or 614-797-4700.

  3. If transferring from another institution, forward all official transcripts directly from the previous institution(s) to: Franklin University 201 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (see Transfer Credit for more information).

  4. If not a citizen of the U.S. or a country where English is the official language, forward official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores to Franklin University. Official score reports can be sent to Franklin University by indicating the institutional code 1229 on report request forms.
  5. Arrange an appointment with an Undergraduate Admission Advisor by calling 614-797-4700, emailing, or visiting the Office of Student Services. Out-of-state students may arrange a telephone appointment by calling toll free 1-877-341-6300.

Recommended Application Completion Dates

Franklin University accepts applications for admission on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. You may choose from several dates each trimester to begin coursework with us.

Franklin recommends that you complete the application process at least 6 weeks in advance of your intended course start date as there are several steps to complete for a successful start at Franklin:

  • submission of an application online
  • submission of official transcripts from previously attended institutions
  • identification of financing options
  • completion of placement testing (not required for students transferring in college-level credits)
  • review of four (4) Registration Appointment Preparation videos (approximately 18 minutes total)
  • attendance at a registration appointment (face to face or phone) to select courses
  • completion of our online orientation program at (approximately 60 minutes total)


For the coming trimester, Franklin University recommends the following dates to complete your application and register to maximize your scheduling options based on your preferences and personal schedule, allowing adequate time for financial planning:

Summer 2016
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Part time
(6 - 11 trimester hours)
April 4, 2016 April 25, 2016 May 16, 2016
Full time
(12+ trimester hours)
March 14, 2016 April 4, 2016 April 25, 2016


Students who have applied but have not enrolled within one year must contact their Admissions Advisor by e-mail,, or phone, 614-797-4700, to update their records.


Franklin University accepts applicants on a rolling admission basis. Applicants are accepted continually and applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

Each Graduate Program has its own specific admission requirements. Please refer back to the program pages for these requirements. For your application to be considered, you must submit the online application and the supplemental materials by email (</