Apply to Franklin College

Applying to Franklin College

We are excited that you want to apply to Franklin. We accept applications throughout the entire year. You can apply for free by using the following:

All applicants are assessed holistically in terms of the full range of their academic and personal achievements and are viewed in the context of the opportunities and challenges they have encountered. All applications serve as the application for both admission and financial aid.

Franklin College is a test optional college. The Early Decision Plan is highly recommended for all students for whom Franklin College is their top-choice school. There are only a few small differences between applying Regular vs Early Decision. The benefits of the Early Decision Plan include priority housing, class registration and the possibility of additional merit aid. 

  • As an Early Decision applicant at Franklin College, you can apply to any other school as an early action or regular decision applicant. You should not, however, apply to any other Early Decision Plan.
  • If you are admitted to Franklin College as an Early Decision applicant, you agree to withdraw all other applications and enroll at Franklin College and submit your enrollment deposit by December 15 —unless your Franklin College financial aid offer does not meet enough of your demonstrated financial need, in which case you may request to be released from the agreement.

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

Cost to Apply

All domestic applications are free. International and Running Start applications have a $40 fee.

Step-by-step instructions

A completed application file includes:

  1. A submitted Franklin College Application or Common Application
  2. Official transcript submitted by the guidance office or via Parchment.

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It is your responsibility to provide Franklin with these supporting documents. If you need help with anything, contact us.

Other optional items we take into consideration for admission and merit-based financial aid include:

  • Official SAT or ACT scores –SAT Code: 1228, ACT Code: 1194
  • Academic achievements: grade point average, official high school transcript, the student’s course load and class rank. College-prep curriculum is preferred. Indiana students with an academic honors diploma will be given priority.
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Extracurricular involvement and leadership experience: athletic, literary, artistic, social service, church and community involvement and employment
  • Demonstrated interest in the school through visits or other interaction with Franklin College staff

Please send all completed materials to:
Office of Admissions
Franklin College
101 Branigin Blvd.,
Franklin, IN 46131


Rolling: admissions and scholarship notifications
October 1 – April 15: submit FAFSA application
November 15 – Early Decision Plan Application Deadline
December 1: submit completed admissions application for maximum aid consideration
May 1: enrollment deposit priority deadline


Admitted students who submit a completed application, including all supporting documents, on or before December 1 will receive an admitted student packet by mail and email, and be notified of status updates in the applicant portal.

Applicants applying after December 1 are considered on a rolling basis until the class is full and will receive a financial aid packet within 2-3 weeks of filing a complete FAFSA.

Offers of admission and financial aid are valid until May 1. If an enrollment deposit is not received by May 1, Franklin College cannot guarantee you will receive that level of aid or a space in the class.

Once an application is completed, including all supporting documents, you can expect an admissions decision within 4-6 weeks.

I’m admitted, now what?

Important Financial Aid Information

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 April 15. The Franklin College code for FAFSA is 001798.

Class of 2018 Profile

SAT Middle 50% – 1020 – 1170
ACT Middle 50% – 19 – 25
GPA Middle 50% – 3.22 – 3.89

Let’s Talk

We’re happy you’re interested in Franklin College!

If you have specific questions, contact the office of financial aid at 317.738.8075 or email us at