Franklin Pierce University is proud of its innovative approach to education, its award-winning faculty and the quality of its academic programs. We have made our campus a comfortable academic home that offers a wealth of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. As such, we seek to admit students who show potential to succeed academically and to contribute as members of a liberal arts community.
The University admits those secondary school graduates who have a sincere desire for higher education, who have demonstrated an ability to acquire this education, and who have exhibited good citizenship. Admission is open to all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, physical disability, or ethnic origin. This page contains information on:
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Applications are processed on a rolling basis. There is no application deadline. Students may apply to enter for the Fall, Spring or Summer Sessions. Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis with the student's potential and seriousness of purpose of primary concern. The trend toward improved grades, more difficult coursework and greater school involvement all weigh heavily in the student's behalf. Counselor support and supplementary recommendations are valued and given special consideration. The University's small class size and accessible faculty means that consistent high school achievement is generally a more valid predictor of success at Franklin Pierce than SAT scores.
Candidates considered for admission to Franklin Pierce University ordinarily must be graduates of an accredited secondary school unless they qualify for early admission. Each entering student must submit evidence of adequate preparation for college. Sixteen units of secondary school work are required of each candidate, and the preferred distribution is as follows:
Your high school course work:
Standardized Test Scores:
Potential for Success:
Admission is open to all qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, physical disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or marital status. Applications are processed on a rolling basis; there is no application deadline.
Candidates considered for admission to Franklin Pierce University ordinarily must be graduates of an accredited secondary school unless qualified for early admission. Franklin Pierce University supports the efforts of secondary school officials and governing bodies to have their schools achieve regional accredited status to provide reliable assurance of the quality of the educational preparation of its applicants for admission.
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The application consists of the following documents and information:
1. The completed application form.
2. Official secondary school transcript.
3. Official transcript from each college attended.
4. Official secondary school recommendation (guidance counselor, principal, or teacher) is required in most cases.
5. Any student seeking admission to the University normally submits either the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) or the results of the American College Testing Program (ACT). Special consideration will be given to students who, for valid reasons, are unable to submit SAT or ACT scores. Information concerning the Scholastic Aptitude Test may be obtained by writing to the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08540. Information concerning the American College Testing Program may be obtained by writing to the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52240.
6. A sample of the student's writing or an essay.
7. An on-campus interview is recommended.
8. Foreign students must submit the Certification of Finances and an acceptable TOEFL score in addition to the above items and must demonstrate college-level English language ability. This ability is normally ascertained through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). However, acceptable SAT or ACT scores may be substituted for the TOEFL.
Transfer students are welcome at Franklin Pierce University. Transfer students, including graduates of two-year colleges, are welcome to apply for entrance in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. The Admissions Office must be furnished with an official transcript from each college attended. Students who hold AA or AS degrees from accredited colleges will enter Franklin Pierce University with junior standing. One semester at Franklin Pierce must be completed satisfactorily before the award of transfer credit becomes final. A complete policy statement regarding transfer credits is available from the Registrar. Students from Associate-level accredited colleges will receive transfer credit of up to 75 semester hours for grades of "C" or better.
Veterans are encouraged to apply to Franklin Pierce University. Recognition is given to CLEP general exams, USAFI courses and G.E.D. equivalency examinations. Financial aid and employment opportunities are available. The University participates in Project Ahead which allows service men and women to earn credit while on duty.
The University recognizes unusual secondary school accomplishment by means of advanced placement and credit for those who have taken especially enriched or accelerated courses before entering college.
LEAP is designed to help students analyze the knowledge they have accumulated through non-credit classroom experience, work-related experience, and informal experience, such as community service or self-study skills. It is important to note that credit is not granted for the life experience itself, but rather for the learning that has resulted.
Students may be granted early admission. Students who have completed their junior year in high school may apply to have the requirement of high school graduation waived. Normally students are expected to have strong school and family support for the Early Admission option and show maturity and positive motivation for selecting this option. Applicants wishing to be considered for early admission are asked to arrange for a personal interview.
Any student reentering or seeking readmission to Franklin Pierce University should contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 603- 899-4360.
Students who have been suspended for poor academic achievement may be readmitted if they:
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Franklin Pierce University admits students of any race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the University guarantees that matriculating students have the right to inspect all personally identifiable records maintained by the University and may challenge the contents and accuracy of those records through appropriate University procedures.
It is further guaranteed by the University that student records containing personally identifiable information will not be released except as permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.