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Ƶ Francis University Admissions

Great Leaders begin at SFU. Take the next step on your journey to a well-rounded education designed so you can make your impact on the world.

Your Future Starts Here

Highly-awarded Ƶ Francis University offers an education that doesn’t simply teach, it builds character, passion, and grit.  From connections to  NASA space launches and the Walt Disney Company, our students are using their SFU values to change their workplaces and the world. It’s time to become someone more and SFU has everything you need to rise to where your future wants you to go.


Ready to get started? 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

  • What is the admissions process like?

    We know that the application process can seem daunting. Rest assured, your admissions team is ready to assist you.   We strive to make the admissions process easier than ever, so we can get you on your way towards achieving your goals. From a test-optional admissions policy to college admissions interview questions, SFU is committed to a simple admissions journey that works with you—every step of the way. Meet our admissions team and share your biggest questions here. You won’t be alone, and we’ll work hard to ensure you’re not overwhelmed—that’s the Ƶ Francis University admissions way.

  • Does Ƶ Francis University still require the SAT/ACT

    For most majors Ƶ Francis University no longer requires the SAT/ACT. Some caveat majors still require an official test score. Visit the ‘Apply’ page for details.

  • What are admissions teams really looking for?

    The truth is, at Ƶ Francis University, admissions isn’t a magical equation. We’re looking for individuals of character, committed to learning who want to elevate their communities and the world. What college admissions offices really want is to see the whole individual you are—and learn through your applicant portfolio about how you are different, what you are passionate about and how you hope to live your passion out loud. We often are asked, “how do admissions officers decide which students to accept.” We believe it’s simple: Showcase your authentic self and share your passion. The rest is easy.

Get ready to make your mark. Explore your future at Ƶ Francis

Become That Someone at Ƶ Francis


Find Your Path to SFU

Are you ready to join a community of values-driven world-changers, community-builders and dream-seekers?  See what it takes to apply.
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Transfer Students
  • Online
  • International Students
  • Your journey begins at SFU

    When you start at Ƶ Francis, you receive a well-rounded education that touches mind, body and spirit. What are you waiting for? The time is now to connect with your future and start your undergraduate learning.


    To receive full consideration for admission and merit scholarships, we suggest you complete the application by May 1st of your senior year.  We operate on a rolling admissions basis.  A completed application and official transcripts are needed.  An SAT/ACT is required for some majors.  See our test optional policy here


    Ƶ Francis University is a Common Application school.  Students may choose to apply via the Common Application

  • The next step in your career starts with Ƶ Francis University.

    Whether you’re furthering your career or getting ready to accomplish a life-long dream, Ƶ Francis University offers dozens of choices to help you reach your goal—right from the comfort of your home. Enrollment in graduate studies is handled through individual academic departments. Contact the program you are applying to for admission criteria, deadlines, and programs of study details. Cost for Graduate Tuition and Fees vary per program.

    See our Graduate Degrees and Programs

    Graduate Tuition and Fees by Program


  • Start Fresh with Ƶ Francis

    The time is now to make the transition and make your dreams of starting new a reality at Ƶ Francis. Take advantage of our generous transfer credit process, transfer scholarships, complimentary evaluations and an admissions team standing by to answer all your questions.


    Explore SFU Admissions:

    • Transfer students are admitted on a rolling admission basis. 
    • Students are required to submit their application for admission and official transcripts from each institution they have earned credits, including their high school. 
    •  College Clearance Form may be required.    

    Some department-specific transfer policies may apply.  Please reach out to our admissions team for guidance.  We do not accept transfer students into the Physician Assistant Department.  Students may apply interdisciplinary health care studies, pre-physician assistant.

  • No matter your location, SFU has the right programs

    SFU Division of Professional Studies is where innovation meets flexibility. With multiple starts per semester, FrancisWorldwide offers rolling starts, making it our most flexible program for students. It’s time to elevate your learning, workplace, and community. 


  • SFU Covers the Globe

    From Taiwan to Maui, Kansas to the Chile, Ƶ Francis University students come from all over the globe to learn at one of the oldest Franciscan Universities in the United States. Offering small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, SFU is as beautiful and safe as it is friendly. Seek your future with the SFU Admissions team:  

    Learn Ƶ the I-20 Process

    Information about International Student Financial Aid 

    Visa Guidelines 

College Credits in High School

Get a head start.

High school students have several opportunities to get a head start and earn college credits before they graduate. Our supportive environment makes SFU a great place to excel even before you grab that high school diploma.  
SFU Parents / Parents Start Here

Your Family is Our Family

You’ve done an excellent job at teaching your student values and hard-work. We’re here to help prepare them for the next step.   Know that the University seeks parents as a key ingredient for student success.  It's a recipe that we're proud to say has produced thousands of successful graduates. 
Are you ready to help your child become something more? Explore our parent FAQ.  

By the Numbers


More than 95% of all full-time students receive financial assistance.  Scholarships are available to transfer students, adult learners and more.  



Ƶ Francis University was named #8 "Best bang for the buck" according to Washington Monthly magazine



99% of Ƶ Francis University grads are employed or in grad school within nine months of graduation

“I am so glad that I made the decision to go to SFU. I am doing so much better in school since I came here after Edinboro, the faculty and student relationship is unlike anything I’ve seen.”

—Jay Hardy, Ƶ Francis Graduate

We're Here to Help

Have questions about applying? It’s time for you to become exactly who you’ve been wanting to be and we’re here to get you there. The Ƶ Francis University admissions team can assist you through the enrollment process every step of the way.