Admission Requirements

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Admissions Requirements


Learn How to Apply to FranU

Whether you’re an incoming freshman, transfer, graduate or non-U.S. credentialed student, the admissions process at FranU is straightforward with our easy-to-follow guides based on applicant type.

This page is your guide to FranU admissions, including how to determine your applicant type and important deadlines for applying.

Undergraduate Applicants

There are many different types of undergraduate applicants: freshmen and first-time applicant students, dual enrollment and early admission students, re-entry and returning students, and transfer students. If you fall into one of these categories and intend to apply to a two-year, four-year, pre- or post-baccalaureate certificate program, review the undergraduate admissions requirements to learn more about your application process.

Graduate Applicants - Master’s and Doctoral

If you’ve earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and plan on seeking an advanced academic degree at either the master’s or doctoral level, you should apply as a graduate applicant. Graduate applicants will need to review the admissions requirements for their specific program, as requirements can vary from program to program.

Requirements for Non-U.S. Credentialed Students

While FranU does not currently accept international students, students with non-U.S. credentials can still apply. FranU non-U.S. credentialed applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be admitted and can apply with a transcript in a language other than English (subject to independent evaluation).

Applying to Online Programs

FranU offers two fully online programs: the online Master of Health Administration and online Bachelor of Business Administration. If you plan on applying to one of these programs, be sure to review the application and admissions requirements for your program of interest.

FranU Clinical Application Deadlines

  • BSN and Accelerated BSN - July 15 for Spring clinical entry, January 15 for Fall clinical entry.

  • RADT - May 1 for Fall clinical entry.

  • RESP - March 15 for Fall clinical entry.

  • PTA - Feb 1 for Summer clinical entry.

  • MLS - March 15 for Summer clinical entry.


Note: Students applying to a clinical program must submit the undergraduate FranU application and be a FranU student for at least one semester prior to clinical entry.

Why Apply to FranU?

Franciscan Values

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University aspires to be the premier Catholic university in the Gulf Coast region. We live by our core values: service, reverence and love for all of life, joyfulness of spirit, humility and justice. By putting our values into action, our faculty, staff and students are able to make an impact in the community.

A History of Service

Established in 1923, FranU has carried a legacy of service to the community since. We’ve been recognized nationally for our emphasis on service, and in 2011, we were designated with the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification, an elite title. Paired with our top-notch health care programs, our dedication to service shines through everything we do.

An Array of Academic Programs

FranU offers 24 academic programs, including nine baccalaureate degrees, seven non-degree/certificate programs, four master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees and two associate degrees. We also offer several programs fully online, allowing students even more flexibility in their education. Browse our programs to find one that sparks your interest.

Visit Us - In-Person Tours

The best way to experience FranU and our spirit of service is to visit us yourself! You can schedule an in-person visit, where you’ll participate in a walking tour of campus and meet one-on-one with a member of the Admissions team to ensure all your questions are answered.