Admitted Students

We’re so glad you’re ready to pursue your future at Franklin.

Whether you’re admitted or have paid your deposit, you’re probably wondering what your next steps are. The below list will help guide you through the process.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call your admission counselor or email us at any time.

  1. Visit Campus. Whether you’re interested in visiting campus for the first time or are returning for your fifth visit, you are always welcome! Schedule your personalized visit to Franklin College today. If you have been admitted, you have the option to return to campus for a shadow day with an overnight visit option. We also have an admitted student overnight program that allows students to meet other future Grizzlies and walk in the shoes of a current Franklin student.
  2. Pay your Enrollment Deposit and Complete the New Student Checklist. By paying your $100 Enrollment Deposit, your spot in the incoming class is officially reserved. Once we have your deposit, we will mail you an information packet so you can log into the New Student Checklist. Make sure to complete all required forms on your New Student Checklist to become an official Franklin student. The Checklist will help you complete all important forms and documents.
  3. File the FAFSA. We encourage all families to file the FAFSA, regardless of income. You may start it as early as October 1 and finish it as late as April 15 to receive consideration for state and federal financial aid. Be sure to complete all subsequent financial aid acceptance forms. Learn more about the FAFSA application process and guidelines.
  4. Learn about merit-scholarships. Once admitted, you will receive your merit-scholarship notification by mail as follows: if you are admitted before December 1 you will receive scholarship notification prior to December 31. If you are admitted after December 1 you will receive scholarship notification on a rolling basis. Keep learning about financial aid! We strongly encourage you to apply for outside scholarships through your high school, community foundation and rotary clubs.
  5. Finalize Your Financial Aid. Filing the FAFSA earlier than later has its advantages. After Thanksgiving (and before Christmas), we begin packaging students with FAFSAs on file. We will then mail out the award letter that includes the FAFSA aid along with the merit scholarship. An admission counselor will call after the award letter has been mailed. The package may be reviewed with the counselor by phone or in person, if preferred. You may schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss financial aid at any time – if you have questions. We want students to have all the information they need so that they can take advantage of all options and feel comfortable with their investment. The online Financial Aid Viewer will show you your personal financial aid information from Franklin College. It is available in December.
  6. Attend New Student Registration Day. This is an exciting time to meet other new Grizzlies, receive your class schedule, tour first-year residence halls and learn what it means to be a Griz! You must submit your enrollment deposit to attend. You will then have access to the New Student Checklist. This event is required for all new students. Attending an early registration date will give you the most flexibility in building a class schedule.
  7. Stay connected. Get on social media. Admissions will give you access to a Facebook group for new students so you can meet others before arriving on campus. Contact Admissions any time if you have questions or concerns.

Dates and Deadlines

Rolling: admissions and scholarship notifications
October 1 – April 15: submit FAFSA application
December 1: submit completed admissions application for maximum aid consideration
May 1: enrollment deposit deadline

Resources for Incoming Students

  • Adam Bunnell

    I ultimately chose Franklin because classes would be smaller and more engaging. I also knew that I would be more accountable in this environment. - Adam Bunnell '12