Franklin College





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The Franklin College application process is your first step to a challenging and rewarding academic career. Whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer student, international student or a student seeking readmission, we encourage you to apply today!

Important Info for All Applicants

We utilize holistic file review which means: applicants are assessed in terms of the full range of their academic and personal achievements, and they are viewed in the context of the opportunities and challenges they have encountered.




Cost to Apply

Our online application is free year-round.

Our paper application fee is waived for students who apply for early notification. For students who complete the paper application after December 1, there is a $40.00 application fee.

Students can expect an admission decision 4-6 weeks after a completed application is received.

A complete application file includes:

  1. A submitted Franklin College application
  2. Official transcript submitted by the guidance office or via Parchment.For Guidance Offices that use PrepHQ, Franklin College is able to accept transcripts through the ConnectEDU system.
  3. Official SAT or ACT scores
    • SAT Code: 1228
    • ACT Code: 1194

Note for Home Schooled Students: in addition to materials required for all incoming students, home schooled students should also submit:

  • Official transcript of all course work taken (if applicable)
  • Portfolios including documents such as:
    • Research papers
    • Art work
    • Community service projects
    • Educational trips or programs
    • Writing samples
    • Other pertinent documents

Items we take into consideration for admission include:

  • Academic achievements: grade point average, official high school transcript, the student’s course load and class rank*.
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT); remember that the writing section of either test is required
  • Personal Statement/Essay (optional)
  • Extracurricular involvement and leadership experience: athletic, literary, artistic, social service, church and community involvement and employment
  • The quality of a student’s high school

*If a school no longer ranks students, our admission team may call to ask for an estimated class rank for scholarship purposes.

Students must receive at least an Indiana Core40 degree to be considered for admission to Franklin College.


Franklin College practices rolling admission, with a non-binding Early Notification Option. Students who apply by the Early Notification date will receive their admission and scholarship decisions prior to the holiday break.  Additionally, students applying for Early Notification will be given maximum consideration for merit based scholarships, and be given priority consideration for the Ben Franklin Day for Scholars program.

Early Notification

Students who apply before December 1 will be considered an Early Notification applicant and will be given maximum consideration for all merit-based scholarships.

Regular Notification

Applicants submitting after December 1 are considered on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Make sure all materials are submitted to Franklin College in a timely manner upon completion of an application! Once an application is completed, typically it takes 4-6 weeks to hear back with an admissions decision.

All FC applications serve as the application for both admission and financial aid.

Class of 2013 Profile

The table below shows the statistics for the middle 50% of students in the Class of 2013, which provides a snapshot of a typical student admitted to FC.

25% 75%
GPA: 3.0 3.7
SAT: 1360 1660
ACT: 19 25

(For example, the average admitted student’s GPA was between 3.0 and 3.7.)


Important Financial Aid Info

Students will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships after completing an application. Students who would like to be considered for need-based assistance through institutional, state and federal aid programs should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10.  The Franklin College code for FAFSA is 001798.


Please mail all completed materials to:

Office of Admission
Franklin College
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131

Have questions? Feel free to contact us!

General number: 317-738-8075  |   Admissions Fax: 317-738-8274  |   Email: