Everyone may apply online for the regular admission, study abroad or summer sessions, or could request an application from the Office of Admission.
If you wish to be readmitted to Franklin College, you need to contact the Office of Admission.
A non-refundable application fee of 90 U.S. Dollars or 100 Swiss Francs is required. A check or money order should be included with the other supporting documents. The application fee will be waived for applicants who submit their application online by January 15, 2011. An Application is not considered complete until all materials have been received.
Franklin College's online application is an application that can be completed in one or more sessions. As long as the application is showing in your browser window, you can submit the application when you have completed it, and if you have prepared your essay and personal statement ahead of time, you will likely complete the application in a single session. In the event you cannot complete the application in one session, you can save your information and recall it later, by clicking "Save" at the bottom of the form.
You must insert your email address into the appropriate field in the form to be able to save your application for a later session. If you save your application, you will receive an email that provides a link that you can click to return to your incomplete application. Some email services have strict rules about email that comes from web sites, so be sure to check your junk and spam folders if the email does not arrive in your inbox.
You will be notified of any incorrect data or missing requirements when you attempt to submit the application. You cannot submit your application until all required fields have been filled out. Once you have submitted your application, you cannot make any changes to it. You will receive a confirmation email that provides a copy of the information submitted in the application. If you notice errors, please contact the Office of Admissions for instructions on how to correct them.
The writing samples consist of an Essay and a Personal Statement. Both samples must be prepared in another application and saved as files to be uploaded.
The instructions for preparing the writing samples are as follows:
Freshmen applicants should request that an official copy of their secondary school transcript showing courses and grades be forwarded to the Office of Admission nearest to them. Certified translations must be included for transcripts not written in English.
Transfer applicants with less than three semesters of university credit must also request their official high school transcript in addition to their college transcript.
Freshmen applicants must request that three letters of personal and academic evaluation: one from the principal, headmaster, or counselor of the secondary school + one from an English teacher + and one from another teacher of your choice be forwarded to the Office of Admission nearest to you.
Transfer and Study Abroad applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a professor, foreign study advisor or Dean, or two letters from employers if the applicant has not attended school for more than one semester prior to the time of the application. These letters should be forwarded to the Office of Admission nearest you. These forms can be downloaded from the Related Documents page.
Freshmen applicants must request a Midyear School Report from their college advisor. This form can be downloaded from the Related Documents page.
Transfer and Study Abroad applicants must submit a Dean's Report from the Chief Student Affairs officer of the college or his/her designee. These forms can be downloaded from the Related Documents page.
U.S.Freshmen applicants must resubmit official results from the Educational Testing Service of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing programs (ACT), forwarded to the Franklin College Office of Admission.
Non-U.S. applicants, for whom English is not a first language, are required to submit their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or those on another internationally recognized test of English language proficiency, e.g. the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Franklin College Codes: SAT & TOEFL: 0922 ACT: 5223
A student with a strong high school record who is certain that Franklin is his or her first choice may qualify for admission under the Early Decision Plan. The application and all supporting documentation must be forwarded by December 1. The Admissions Committee will notify the applicant of its decision by December 15.
A candidate who has completed the high school program in three years may apply for admission with full freshman standing. A strong high school record and evidence of maturity will be determining factors in the decision of the Admissions Committee. A personal interview is usually required.
An accepted student may postpone entrance to Franklin College. The student may wish to travel, work, or pursue other personal plans in the year following graduation from high school. A student electing this option may defer admission for a full year or may enter in the spring term. A written request for deferred admission must accompany the enrollment deposit of 450 U.S. Dollars or 500 Swiss Francs by May 1.
A student may be granted advanced standing at Franklin for college-level study successfully completed during secondary school. The following examinations or diplomas are considered for advanced standing credit:
All applicants to Franklin College are encouraged to arrange for an interview as part of the admission process. Throughout the fall and spring, Franklin Admissions representatives travel extensively and are available to meet with students throughout the US, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. An interview may be arranged by E-mail or by writing or calling: