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Applying to college can be a challenging yet exciting time in your life. You’re on to something big, and we’re here to help you from the very beginning. As you prepare your application to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, learn about the admissions process, academic requirements, application materials and important deadlines. This page has everything you need to complete your FranU application successfully.
One of the oldest Franciscan Universities in the United States and the only one in the Southern region
Offers doctorate, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees, with a distinctive focus on healthcare
Tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities
10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art simulated learning spaces for clinical experience
The only institution in Louisiana with three digital cadavers for anatomy instruction
Affiliated with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and other healthcare facilities
An engaged learning approach, with service-learning through relationships with 130 community partners in 17 different parishes
The admissions process begins when you apply to FranU, but before you can get started, you should review all the admissions requirements and deadlines listed below so you’re prepared ahead of time. Having your documents in order and being deadline-aware can save you time and energy down the line.
If you’re applying as an undergraduate or transfer applicant, visit our application portal and create an account. Be sure to save your account information, as you can return to the portal to finish your application or review your admissions decision and financial aid award.
Complete and submit your application before the deadline, staying aware of any early action deadlines when applicable.
Await your admissions decision, which you can find within the application portal.
While academic requirements can vary depending on your field of study, generally, they include:
For entering freshmen: Graduate from an accredited high school, obtain a GPA of 2.5 or better on the TOPS core curriculum or have a GED score of 500 or better and a minimum ACT composite of 20.
For transfer applicants: Must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college work attempted. Students with less than 30 credit hours need to meet entering freshman requirements.
For graduate applicants: Academic requirements vary by program. Visit the program homepage to determine requirements.
In order to apply to FranU, the following application materials are necessary:
A completed application
High school transcripts or GED scores
College transcripts, if applying as a transfer student
Two letters of recommendation
A personal statement
Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: May 1
There are also program-specific requirements and deadlines for certain graduate or clinical degree programs. Refer to the program for more details.
There are several financial aid and scholarship opportunities available at FranU. Visit the Office of Financial Aid page to learn more about the financial aid process and connect with resources to help you financially prepare for college.
While FranU does accept transfer students, please visit the transfer equivalencies page to learn more about what courses are transferable to the University. If you have further questions about transferring courses from another institution, please contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (225) 768-1700 and make an appointment to meet an Admissions Analyst to review your transcript.
In addition, our courses are also transferable to other universities, as we are a fully accredited institution. For more information, see our accreditation page, or go to the University Catalog for a detailed explanation. Please contact the institution you are transferring to in order to verify transferable credits.
Experience Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University first hand and see why everyone is talking about a campus life full of culture and character. In-person campus tours are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:30 PM. Virtual visits are available at 9:00AM and 11:00AM.
A Range of Degree Programs
FranU offers a wide variety of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 25 areas, including arts and sciences, nursing and medical laboratory sciences. Browse our academic programs for a complete list of degrees offered.
Small Class Sizes and Adaptable Schedules
To provide students with the personal attention they need to succeed, we keep class sizes from 17 to 20 students. In addition, to help students with busy schedules or who work part-time, we offer classes on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays, as well as online programs. See course schedules for more details about class times.
Tutoring to Help You Reach Academic Success
Tutoring is a free service to all FranU students, with no limit to the number of sessions. Tutoring is available for course study, as well as for program placement and state licensing exams. Contact the Division of Student Affairs for more details.
Career Development Tools and Resources
We have a career planning specialist who can assist students with writing cover letters and résumés, interview coaching and job search strategies. Several times a year, the University hosts a Career Fair that connects graduates with employers throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area.
Whether you're a high school senior or looking to transfer, take the leap and apply now to set your ambitions in motion. Your future begins here at FranU, so seize the moment and start shaping your path today.
Have questions about FranU admissions? Contact the Office of Admissions — we are glad to help you along your journey toward becoming a student at FranU.
They vary, depending on your field of study, but generally they are:
For entering freshmen: Graduate from an accredited high school, obtain a GPA of 2.5 or better on the TOPS core curriculum or have a GED score of 500 or better, and a minimum ACT composite of 20.
For transfer applicants: Must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college work attempted. Students with less than 30 credit hours will have to meet entering freshman requirements.
We offer a wide variety of associate, bachelor and master degrees in over 25 areas, including arts and sciences, nursing, and medical lab sciences. See Academic Programs for a complete list of degrees offered.
Complete an online application or stop by the Office of Admissions at 7525 Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge.
To provide students with the personal attention they need to succeed, we keep class sizes from 17 to 20 students.
Many of our students receive financial aid in the forms of grants, scholarships, and loans. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University participates in the TOPS and the Louisiana GoGrant programs. For additional information, please visit Financial Aid.
Tuition is charged by credit hour for all programs of study. The tuition rate is determined by course type. Fees are charged per credit hour or per semester depending on the fee. Tuition and fees are assessed at the time a student registers for courses.
Use the tuition and fee calculator to determine specific per-semester costs.
To review a list of transfer equivalents click here. Please be aware that the table of transfer equivalents is large and may take several minutes to load. (A broadband connection is recommended.) If you still have questions about which courses will transfer from another institution you should contact the Office of Admissions, (225) 768-1700, and make an appointment to meet an Admissions Analyst to review your transcript.
Yes, we are a fully accredited institution. For more information, see our Accreditation page or go to the University Catalog (page 1) for a detailed explanation. Please contact the institution you are transferring to in order to verify transferable credits.
Check out our Federal Work Study page for guidelines and employment opportunities for on- and off-campus community service jobs.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You should submit your FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure that your application will be processed in time. See our Financial Aid page for more details. (The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University school code for the FAFSA is 031062.)
To help students with busy schedules, or who work part-time, we offer classes on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays (see Course Schedules).
We have a career planning specialist who can assist you with a cover letter and resume writing, interview coaching and job search strategies. Several times a year, the University hosts a Career Fair that connects graduates with employers throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area.
The majority of clinical courses are taught during the day, on a free-time basis. Clinical hours vary by academic program.
Yes, tutoring is a free service, with no limit to the number of sessions. Tutoring is available for course study, as well as for program placement and state licensing exams. Contact Student Services/Academic Counseling for details about tutoring.
No. For the most part you have complete control over your schedule. However, depending on your program of study, you may be required to enroll in a prescribed number of credit hours in order to complete the program successfully. See your program of study for more details.
No. If a student has previous college work with 30 credit hours and a 3.0 grade point average or 45 credit hours or more with a 2.0 grade point average the student is not required to enroll in ACSM 1110.
This denotes a course that was transferred in as an elective under that department name. It is not equivalent in content with a course represented at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
Students may enroll for a maximum of 19 credit hours during fall and spring and 10 credit hours during the summer term (combined sessions). The appropriate director or dean may allow students to schedule a maximum of 21 credit hours in the fall or spring and/or 12 credit hours during the summer.
Students who are admitted provisionally may register for no more than thirteen (13) credit hours in the Spring or Fall and no more than seven (7) hours in the summer. Introduction to College Education and developmental courses may count as part or all of these hours. Students on probation may register for no more than twelve (12) credit hours in the Spring or Fall and no more than six (6) credit hours in the summer.
For TOPS purposes students in the nursing program are considered to be full time with 9 or more hours. For Federal Aid, (grants, loans and work study) a student must enroll in at least 6 hours to receive loans. For students who fall below 12 hours and are receiving Pell Grants, their grant is pro-rated based on enrollment.
Currently, we offer two completely online programs. For more information about our online programs, please visit the Online Degrees page.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is a Catholic, Franciscan community committed to your intellectual, social, and spiritual development.
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