Franklin College

Franklin College

a/o email dated 3/25/2020

Good morning,

I wanted to reach out to you to share a press release going out today in regards to two big changes Franklin College, in Franklin, Indiana, is making. If you are willing/or able to share this with students and their families, I would greatly appreciate it. These are definitely challenging times, and as the Admissions Counselor for your high school, I want to make sure you are aware as well as students and parents of some of the changes Franklin College is making to accommodate students.


We are moving to a test-optional approach for high school seniors for the remainder of the current school year (2019-2020) – see below for more details.

Second, we are cutting our standard deposit fee from $200, in half, to $100.


FRANKLIN, Ind. –The Franklin community has always been like a big family, and nothing is more important to us than our families.  Franklin College offers students an opportunity to try things they would have otherwise never imagined.  From athletics to study abroad to guaranteed internship opportunities, Franklin College offers a personal experience with over 50 majors many other colleges and universities simply cannot match.  The idea that students can do so much but do it a little closer to home, resonates with many of us during these uncertain times. In an effort to reduce some of the pressure of applying to college during the coronavirus outbreak, Franklin College has announced two immediate changes designed to help prospective students and their families who are interested in attending the college.  


First, Franklin College has moved to a test-optional admissions approach for all high school seniors for the remainder of the current school year (2019-20). This change was motivated by the desire to help those unable to take the SAT or the ACT standardized tests on their originally scheduled dates. Students applying to Franklin College will be assessed on their transcripts only, rather than a combination of transcripts and test scores. Other factors that play a part in the admissions decision include personal statement/essay, extracurricular involvement and leadership experience, and demonstrated interest in the college through visits to the campus or other interaction with Franklin College staff.


The second measure to help students is the reduction, by half, of the college’s standard deposit fee. Students entering as part of the Class of 2024 may now secure their spot in the class for $100, rather than $200.


“Franklin College has a long history of making personal connections with our students, and those connections result in a level of care which is unique in this world,” said Andrew Hendricks, vice president of enrollment and marketing for the college. “As a parent, I appreciate how much Franklin College cares about my child. Our recent decision to reduce our admission deposit and initiate temporary test-optional admissions standards reinforces the care we offer to all within the Franklin College community.”


Franklin College reminds interested students that the FAFSA application deadline is April 15. This is an important document that determines the level of federal financial aid each student is entitled to receive. Another important deadline is May 1 – the college’s enrollment deposit deadline. Meeting this deadline ensures students will receive the full amount of financial aid possible as well as priority with class registration and residence hall assignment.


Students are encouraged to learn more about the college by taking a tour from the comfort of their own home by visiting: Franklin College admission counselors are always available to talk, text and video chat. For contact information, visit: or call (317) 738-8075.



Haedyn Scgalski | Admissions Counselor and Interim Campus Visit Coordinator

Franklin College

101 Branigin Boulevard, Franklin, Indiana 46131-2623  |  317-738-8065



 email a/o 10/25/19

I wanted to share a few deadlines coming up in case you hear of or know any students who should be looking at Franklin College.

·        November 15 is our deadline for Ben Franklin Scholars consideration. Students will a 3.9+ GPA, a 28+ ACT OR 1320 SAT makes a student eligible.

November 15 is also our Pulliam Journalism Scholarship deadline.

·        December 1 is our priority deadline for students to receive maximum merit scholarships. Those go up $20,000 this year!

·        Franklin College has an out of state grant for students who apply by Dec. 1 and visit by April 1 of their senior year. It is up to $4,000 a year, renewable each year.


They can apply on the CommonApp or use our website:


Lastly, I wanted to share our link to LAUNCH, our first year experience program. It is a part of our curriculum redesign. So far – we have retained every first year student who started on the first day of classes! Here is the page that talks about the comprehensive support it offers students:


Haedyn Scgalski | Admissions Counselor

Franklin College

101 Branigin Boulevard, Franklin, Indiana 46131-2623  |  317-738-8065





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