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Preparing for Franklin
- Freshman Year - Plot a Course Strategy
- Sophomore Year - Prepping for College Exams
- Junior Year - Continue Challenging Yourself
- Senior Year - Finish Strong
Choosing the right college can seem overwhelming. But taking it one-step at a time can help make it exciting and fun! Planning now, while you are still in high school, is the key to finding the right college for you.
At Franklin College, we consider the following to be a minimum college prep-curriculum:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of math (Franklin College highly encourages students to complete four years of math, especially for those who are interested in business, math and the sciences.)
- 2-3 years of a foreign language
- 3 years of science (2 lab science)
- 3 years of social studies
2010 Freshman Class Profile
- 323 Freshmen
- 48% completed the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma
- 33% were in the top 20% of their high school graduating class
- 12.6% self-identified as multicultural students
The Chart Below shows our middle 50% of incoming students.
In college, you will need good writing, reading and analytical skills. As a freshman, you can start building those skills now. Schedule time to meet with your guidance counselor and plan a strategy of courses that will meet college entrance requirements. Indiana residents are encouraged to complete an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma.
Continue to meet with your guidance counselor to ensure that you are enrolling in college prep courses. In addition to course planning, you should begin to familiarize yourself with the SAT and ACT. Many high schools offer SAT/ACT preparation.
Just one more year to go! Now is the time for you to meet with your guidance counselor to review your junior year courses and plan your senior year schedule. As you look ahead, remember to continue challenging yourself academically and plan your senior year classes accordingly. Students who are prepared academically should consider enrolling in AP, IB or honors courses.
Spring of a student’s junior year is a great time to begin visiting colleges and start to get a feel for what type of campus fits you best. To schedule a visit to Franklin College please click here.
After visiting colleges, narrow down your choices and begin completing admission applications. Consider creating timelines for completion based on application deadlines. Franklin College recommends that you submit your application for admission by December 21 of your senior year.
May 1 is National Candidate Reply Deadline. It is recommended that you commit to a college/university by this date to ensure a reserved spot in the incoming class.
All seniors who apply and are admitted to Franklin College will automatically receive scholarship consideration. Scholarship amounts vary based on a student’s academic history.
Franklin College also highly encourages all families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available beginning January 1 of a student’s senior year. Indiana residents should submit the FAFSA by March 10 to ensure full consideration for all types of financial aid.
For more information about the financial aid and the FAFSA, click here.
If you have not already, be sure to register for the SAT or ACT*
When you register for the exam, you can arrange for Franklin College to automatically receive your scores. (Franklin’s SAT code is 1228 and the ACT code is 1194). Your counselor may also be able to submit your scores as part of your official transcript.
*While Franklin College does not have a preference on which test you take, it is required that you take at least one of the tests. Additionally, Franklin College recommends the writing portion of the ACT for admission, scholarship and placement purposes, but will accept either SAT or ACT scores.