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Franklin College making admissions changes in light of COVID-19 pandemic

The college will no longer require an SAT or ACT score for admission and is cutting the tuition deposit fee in half.
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(Franklin College)

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WTHR) — Franklin College is helping prospective students during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The school is transitioning to a test-optional admissions process for the rest of this school year since many students are not able to tak SAT or ACT tests due to the coronavirus.

Students will be assessed based upon high school grades, letters of recommendation, personal essays, extracurricular activities, leadership experience and visits to the college or with staff.

For students who are admitted, their tuition deposit fee will be cut in half. Admitted students can secure their spot with the class of 2024 with a deposit of $100 instead of the typical $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," said Andrew Hendricks, acting vice president of admissions and financial aid. "As a parent, I appreciate how much Franklin College cares about my child. Our recent decision to reduce the tuition deposit and initiate temporary test-optional admissions standards reinforces the care we offer to all within the Franklin College community."