Transfer Applicants

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Begin a Brighter Future

Seeking an academic or campus environment that’s a better fit for you? Working toward a bachelor’s degree following community or junior college, military service or other life experiences?

You’ll find the Franklin College process for pursuing transfer simple. Franklin College considers transfer applicants anyone who has attended another post-secondary institution since graduating high school.


How to Apply

Application Timing

Franklin College offers rolling admission, and our online application is free all year. Transfer students usually enter Franklin College during spring or fall semester. If interested in beginning Immersive Term (early January), please discuss this option with our transfer coordinator before applying.

Application Steps

Complete the online application and provide documentation.

  1. Complete the Franklin College online application or use
  2. Provide the following documents to Franklin College Office of Admissions, 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN 46131 or
Official High School Transcript

Request from your high school guidance office or If you receive the transcript, do not open it. Place it in a larger envelope and forward to Franklin College Office of Admissions by U.S. Mail. Transcripts need to come directly from Parchment or your high school to be considered official.

If you have completed more than 24 credit hours of college credit, then you do not need to submit a high school transcript.

Official College Transcripts From All Previously-Attended Institutions

Request from your registrar’s webpage or Again, transcripts need to come directly from Parchment or your previous institution(s) to be considered official.

Special Populations

Military Applicants

Franklin College is considered a Military Friendly School. Veterans are encouraged to contact Jarrod Brett, VA certifying official in the Franklin College Office of Academic Records, or 317.738.8132, for additional guidance.  Visit the military applicants webpage for more information.

Ivy Tech Applicants

Franklin College and Ivy Tech have made specific arrangements to assist transfer students in completing their education.

  • Some courses completed at Ivy Tech are preapproved to fulfill specific equivalent courses at Franklin College. Check the list.
  • Franklin College students with prior Ivy Tech coursework can become credited with an associate degree once here.
  • Ivy Tech ASAP students can complete a bachelor's degree in 2 years and are guaranteed to be admitted to Franklin College via an agreement between the two schools. They may also be eligible for additional scholarships. Visit the IVY Tech ASAP page for more information. For questions, please contact the Franklin College transfer coordinator in the office of admissions at 317.738.8059.

Transfer Credits

Wondering how your courses will transfer? Find out at TES Public View: FRANKLIN COLLEGE ( Click the link and choose the school you are considering transferring from to see how courses will transfer to Franklin College.  If your school is not listed or if you have any questions, please contact

Courses Not Yet Evaluated

If you don’t see a specific course evaluated, please send Franklin College Office of Academic Records a current course syllabus to determine transferability. If you do not have access to the course syllabus anymore, please request it from the professor who taught your course or from the registrar/academic records office at the institution where you took the course. This will need to be done for each course not yet evaluated.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

Franklin College will accept undergraduate transfer course work, credits by examination and other non-traditional credits presuming the following:

  • Transfer courses were completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • The coursework is substantively equivalent to Franklin College coursework.
  • Proper, timely documentation is provided in the form of official transcripts, test scores or the equivalent (This is the responsibility of the transfer applicant.)
  • The grade awarded is equivalent to C- (1.67 on 4.00 scale) or above, or test score is equivalent to the requirement as outlined in the Academic Course Catalog available on the Franklin College Academics webpage.
Credit Evaluation Reporting

Franklin College Office of Admissions forwards all official transcripts of admitted students to Franklin College Office of Academic Records for evaluation of courses completed. Once the evaluation is finished, transfer students will receive their official transfer credits report.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

A Transfer Award is given to transfer students based upon their academic achievements at their previous institution. These awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 per school year and will automatically renew as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Transfer students who file the FAFSA can add any additional grants, loans, and work study for which they qualify. 

Ivy Tech ASAP students and/or Phi Theta Kappa members should note these involvements on the application as they may be eligible for additional scholarships. Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is strongly encouraged.

For questions about aid, contact the Franklin College Office of Financial Aid, 317.738.8075 or

Transfer Coordinator

Need additional information about admissions, financial aid or transfer credits?

Contact the office of admissions at 888.852.6471 or 317.738.8075 or email us at

Transfer Student Spotlights

student Madison ScottMadison Scott ’20 interned for the Indiana Pacers in addition to playing volleyball and being active in Greek Life. She credits FC with teaching her the value of friendship and has gained confidence during her time here. Read More



student Matt AndersonMatt Anderson ’20 was attracted to the tight-knit community in addition to many opportunities to be involved when he transferred to Franklin College. Read More

Let’s Talk

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

If you have specific questions, contact the office of admissions at 888.852.6471 or 317.738.8075 or email us at