We offer high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to begin their college education on campus. Through the Running Start program, qualified high school juniors and seniors take freshman-level college courses in English, math, social and natural sciences and humanities. Running Start students receive college credit for these classes, which may be applied toward a degree at Franklin College or any other college or university that will accept the transfer credit. Convenient class times allow students to arrange Running Start courses around their high school schedules and activities.
The Running Start application fee is $40. Tuition is $415 per class during fall and spring terms (maximum of two, 4 credit hour courses per semester)* and $215 per credit hour during summer sessions.
A comprehensive list of all available courses is available through the catalog.
Learn more about our Running Start program.
*Additional fees apply for lab science courses and courses more than 4 credit hours.
Former Franklin College students who have withdrawn from the college and wish to return must complete the free readmission application and have transcripts forwarded to the college (if applicable). If you have attended another institution since leaving Franklin, you must also submit our Transfer Student Recommendation Form.
This free application should be completed only by those students who do not plan on pursuing a degree from Franklin College. If you have ever or are currently attending another institution, please submit your most recent transcript along with your application.
Employees of Franklin College who would like to take a course during the semester must complete an Employee Course Registration Form. Please consult the employee manual and your supervisor to understand this benefit and when you may take classes.