Thank you for considering Franklin & Marshall College. F&M is a welcoming place for transfer students. The academics are rigorous, the classes are small, and you will get to know your professors. There are ample opportunities for research, independent study, and internships, allowing you to develop an individualized experience that fits your unique interests and goals.
Please look at all aspects of our website and see if Franklin & Marshall could make a comfortable fit as your new college home.
The Admission Committee looks for the following qualifications when reviewing transfer candidates: successful completion of college-level course work in a challenging college curriculum, faculty endorsements, high school record, and standardized test results. A grade point average of at least a 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 1 and the deadline for Spring Term applications is November15.
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.
For admitted domestic U.S. transfer applicants, Franklin & Marshall College will meet 100% of institutionally-determined financial aid need throughout the duration of full-time study. There is no financial aid available for international transfer applicants. To apply for financial aid, applicants must submit the following:
Financial aid application materials must be submitted at the time of application completion. For additional information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (717) 291-3991 or Fax (717) 358-4462.