Franklin Pierce is centered around student success. Your application should be a reflection of who you truly are, because it will be evaluated based upon your potential to succeed here. High school coursework and grades will serve as the most important factors in the application review process. Your essay, recommendations, involvement in school and community, and personal qualities and character will also be given strong consideration. Consistent high school achievement is generally a valid predictor of success at Franklin Pierce, because of the small classes and accessibly faculty members on campus. With rolling admissions, you can apply at any time.
You must submit evidence of adequate preparation for college. Sixteen units of high
school or secondary school work are required. The preferred distribution is shown
below. If you have not met all coursework requirements, you may still be considered
for admission, based on potential and motivation.
|Courses||Number of Credits|
|Mathematics||3 (through Algebra II preferred)|
An official transcript of your high school or secondary school record, including senior
year first quarter grades, is required to be considered for admission. Your guidance
counselor or principal must forward this information directly to the Admissions Office
at Franklin Pierce. If you have not graduated high school, you must submit a GED certificate
issued by the Department of Education in your state.
At Franklin Pierce, you are more than just a number—or a test score. You are not required to submit standardized test scores as part of your admissions portfolio, except if you are an NCAA Division II student-athlete, or if you are applying for the Doctor in Physical Therapy Direct Admit Program. However, you may choose to include standardized test scores, if you wish.
You are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a school counselor or academic teacher. You may also include additional letters in support of your achievement and personal character.
An essay (250 words minimum) is required. Evaluate a significant experience or achievement that has special meaning to you, discuss an issue of personal, local or national concern and its importance to you, indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence, or choose a topic.
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
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.