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Getting Started

Our streamlined admission process is clear and hassle-free. Franklin University’s Admissions team guides you through each phase, answering questions and providing resources that save you time. Application fees, along with other course prerequisites, are waived for applicants of the College Credit Plus teacher program. Our team empowers you to succeed – from start to finish.

Before You Apply

Talk with your school principal to:

  • Determine the qualifications necessary to teach a College Credit Plus course. Requirements are unique to individuals, based on your past education and the district where you teach. Verify with your sponsoring University that the graduate course(s) meet your individual requirements.
  • Request a letter of recommendation from your principal, supporting your pursuit of graduate credits for College Credit Plus. You will be required to submit the letter with your application for admission.
  • Find out if your school qualifies for the grant.   
    • If you qualify for the grant, you may be eligible for full tuition and books through 2017.
    • If you don’t qualify for the grant, you can still benefit from reduced tuition costs of $400 per credit hour and the convenience of completing your courses online, and take advantage of the reduced book rate of $60 per course through 2020

The Admission Process

1. Complete our online admission application for graduate programs. When asked for your degree program, choose “College Level Credential.”

2. Email or mail supplemental materials to complete your application:

  • Post-secondary transcripts, verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and completion of a master’s degree (or equivalent), as well as any additional master’s-level coursework.
  • Letter of recommendation from your school district
  • Résumé that includes three professional or academic references

To email the materials send to:
graduate.admissions@franklin.edu

To mail copies send to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

3. The Office of Graduate Admissions will notify you of your acceptance into the program and the status of your grant funds – if applicable. 

Note: This application process does not satisfy admission requirements for degree-seeking individuals. If you are applying for a full master’s degree program, please speak with your admissions advisor and visit the program page for a complete list of admission requirements. 

Registration and Payment Options 

After you’ve been notified of your acceptance, return your confirmation form.  An Admissions Advisor will contact you to confirm receipt of your form and assist with course registration.

As you prepare for registration, carefully review your payment options.

College Credit Plus Grant:

  • High school teachers who are recommended by their school district and submit application materials to Franklin University are automatically considered for full funding. There is no additional grant application, and you are not required to submit the FASFA.
  • An admissions advisor will contact you prior to registering for classes about the availability of grant funds.

School Reimbursement:

  • Franklin University encourages teachers to speak with their principals about alternative funding options for graduate education. You may qualify for professional development funds within your district.
  • Franklin has a convenient billing program for employers to directly pay the University for student tuition.
  • If your employer plans to participate in direct payment plans, have them contact the University Business Office at 614.797.4700 or 1.877.341.6300 (toll free) for further information.

Individual Payment:

  • All expenses not covered by the College Credit Plus grant or reimbursable by your district, will require individual payment.
  • Federal assistance is not available to non-degree seeking students. However, if you are pursuing a full degree program in addition to College Credit Plus credentials, you may submit the FASFA to request federal assistance.
  • Tuition and fees for all students are due by the first day of the trimester. The University accepts MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover. Students have the option of submitting secure online payments through the student portal.

New Student Orientation

Franklin University highly recommends new student orientation, which is conducted online for maximum flexibility. The orientation shares policies and guidelines necessary for success in higher education and at Franklin University. Your admissions advisor will provide you with log in details following your registration appointment and you will be able to access your orientation session 24 hours after your registration has been processed.

Get Started Today! 

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