Thank you for considering Franklin & Marshall College as a transfer student. I am pleased you are visiting our website and welcome questions as you move forward in the application process.
Franklin & Marshall is a welcoming place for students. Although the academics are rigorous, the classes are small and you will get to know your professors well. There is a myriad of opportunities for research, independent study and internships so you can develop a program that truly fits your needs. Faculty are committed to supporting you and provide an enormously resourceful and flexible environment.
Please look at all aspects of our website and see if Franklin & Marshall is a place that you may find to be a comfortable fit. Come for a visit to see the campus and schedule an interview to learn more about us. Let us know if we can be of help.
The Admission Committee looks for the following qualifications when reviewing transfer candidates: successful completion of college-level course work in a liberal arts curriculum, faculty endorsements, high school record, and standardized test results. A grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended.
In addition to academic considerations, the Admission Committee takes note of a student’s engagement in student or community life. The committee is interested in quality of participation, level of commitment, special talents, honors received, and leadership roles held.
A list of transfer application requirements can be found here. The deadline for Fall Term applications is May 15 and the deadline for Spring Term applications is December 1.
Official evaluation of completed college course work is provided by the Franklin & Marshall College Registrar upon receipt of the final transcript. The final transcript must be mailed from the previous institution directly to the Franklin & Marshall Office of Admission. A list of course descriptions from the student’s previous institution(s) is also required for accurate assessment of courses. These descriptions may be compiled by the applicant from the appropriate course description book and forwarded to the Office of Admission:
Franklin & Marshall College
Office of the Admission
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
A tentative analysis of credits prior to the completion of the academic year and/or enrollment at Franklin & Marshall may be provided upon request.
Course work completed at other colleges may satisfy requirements in most areas of the Franklin & Marshall curriculum (major requirements, distribution requirements, exploration, and electives), depending upon the nature of that coursework. Credit evaluation is based on both the number of credit hours earned and the grades earned. A course will be evaluated only if the earned grade is C- or better. In general, no transfer credit is granted for the following type of courses: technical, physical education, secretarial, engineering, drafting, military science, or any courses from non-regionally accredited institutions. Additionally, most education courses, communications courses, and vocal or instrumental lesson credits are not awarded Franklin & Marshall course credit.
To qualify for a Franklin & Marshall degree, transfer students must successfully complete at least 16 course credits at the campus, as well as all other graduation requirements.
As you begin the transfer application process, you should be in contact with the Office of Financial Aid. To apply for financial aid, submit a completed College Board PROFILE form to the College Board PROFILE. The school code for Franklin & Marshall is 2261. The Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) must also be submitted to the appropriate processing agency. The federal school code for Franklin & Marshall College is 003265. Financial aid application materials must be submitted at the time of application submission.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (717) 291-3991 or Fax (717) 358-4462.
Please note that there is limited amount of financial aid available for transfer students.
Through Franklin & Marshall’s four-year housing policy, students are expected to live in college property or Greek houses approved by the College. For more information about the College House System and room selection, please visit our Housing Options website.