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Franklin University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

With the acceptance rate of 78%, Franklin University had an enrollment of 4,753 in 2017, in which 3,509 were undergraduate and 1,244 graduate students. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshmen in 2016 was 1180 out of 1600.A competitive SAT score is criticalas 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Franklin College.


Admission PortalOnline portal
Application FeeNo fee
Acceptance rate78%
SAT range1090-1270
ACT range19-25
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/American Express/Discover/visa
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/summer/winter
Financial AidAvailable

Franklin University International Admissions

Franklin University admission process for international applicants is the same as that of the US applicants. However, international students need to fulfill certain additional requirements such as English language proficiency and proof of finances.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • Sent directly from the issuing institute a stamped and sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.

For evaluation, international applicants should send their transcripts to ‘National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

  • Evaluation of Your Academic Credentials
  • Official GED certificate
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3 for graduation and 2.25 for under graduation
  • SAT/ACT exam scores as per program requirement.
  • At least one Letter of recommendation is mandatory.
  • If your transcript is not in English, please submit both - the original document as well as a certified English translation.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. They can submit the TOEFL or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below.

For under graduation

TestMinimum Requirement for UndergraduateMinimum Requirement for Graduate
TOEFL500 (paper based)
60 or higher(Internet based)
550 (paper based)
79 or higher(Internet based)
213 or higher(Computer based)
IELTS5.5 or higher6.5 or higher
ACCUPLACER259 or higher298 or higher
Cambridge English Scale160 or higher180 or higher

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of your passport
    • International Student Supplemental Information Form (ISSI)
    • Declaration of Finances Form
    • Financial sponsorship form signed by the student and sponsor
    • Affidavit
    • Official finance statement
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee 200$
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and documentation

Franklin University Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate courses offered by Franklin University are 36. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Online Portal

Application Fee: No Fee

Franklin University admits international students for fall, winter and summer trimesters, depending on program availability as a rolling admission.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of applying:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.25
  • High school diploma/transcript
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements
  • Guidance counselors recommendation


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Franklin University Graduate Admissions

Franklin University offers 16 graduate courses for all the students. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general requirements for Franklin University admission remain the same.

Where to Apply: Online Portal (International Graduate Application)

Application Fee: No Fee

English proficiency test: TOEFL and IELTS (scores must be less than 2 years old)


Master of Public AdministrationJuly 15, 2019January 7, 2020April 13, 2020
M.B.A.August 26, 2019January 7, 2020April 13, 2020
The Master of Science in AccountingJuly 15, 2019November 18, 2019April 13, 2020
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice AdministrationAugust 26, 2019November 18, 2019April 13, 2020
Master of Science in Computer ScienceAugust 5, 2019November 18, 2019April 13, 2020
M.S in NursingJuly 15, 2019November 18, 2019No summer session

Additional Documents:

  • If Applicant having GPA between 2.75-2.99 then GRE/GMAT is a compulsion.
  • Personal interview
  • Degree with an overall grade point average of 3.0 then GRE/GMAT is not necessary
  • Résumé
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Affidavit of support
  • Essay

Candidates can apply for admission to Franklin University any time but it should be at least 8 weeks before the start date of the program. Franklin University admits international undergraduate students for fall, winter and summer trimesters, whereas graduate students can apply for fall, summer and spring terms.

The deadlines for all the graduate programs are different. So, candidates should confirm the dates of their program early and fill the form on time. For getting admission you should get high ACT/SAT score and GPA.

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