Transfer Partnerships and Guides

Franklin University

Get more from your college education at Franklin University, where our mission, philosophy and programs are specifically designed to help you find success before, during and after earning your degree. Take your KCTCS credits further at Franklin through our Community College Alliance partnership. We’ll help you maximize your community and technical college credits so you can save time and money on your bachelor’s degree.

  • Take advantage of 3+1 partnership programs and save 40% of the total cost of a bachelor’s
  • Finish your bachelor’s faster by transferring in up to 75% of the required credits
  • Programs offered completely online
  • No application fee and FREE official credit evaluations
  • Private, non-profit, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Find your Bachelor’s degree program now!

Learn more about the partnership between Franklin University and the Kentucky Community & Technical College System.

Franklin is here to make your transition as seamless as possible. Count on your advisor to provide the guidance you need to stay on track throughout the admission process. 

MaryAnn Stoila
Community College Regional Manager

Phone: 614-947-6458
Text: 614-714-1904
Schedule an Appointment

KCTCS-Franklin U Pathway Portal

Enrolling at one of the colleges in the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) was a smart investment in your future. Keep moving in the right direction with the Franklin University Pathway Portal. As you progress toward your KCTCS associate degree, the Pathway Portal shows you how each class you complete also puts a bachelor’s degree from Franklin University within reach.

The Pathway Portal also increases the benefits of the 3+1 transfer program by keeping you up-to-date on exactly how the credits you earn at KCTCS transfer to Franklin University and what additional courses can be completed at KCTCS. You’ll see how your completed courses fit in your bachelor’s program of choice alongside the other programs Franklin offers. This program-to-program comparison ensures that you maximize your transfer credit and save time and money toward your bachelor’s degree.

Building on the seamless transfer agreement between Kentucky Community & Technical College System and Franklin, the Pathway Portal provides:

  • Best fit Franklin majors based on your completed coursework at KCTCS.
  • Course suggestions to simultaneously satisfy associate and bachelor’s degree requirements.
  • Streamlined application to Franklin to finish the remainder of your bachelor’s degree credits.
  • A special Pathway Portal tuition rate of $298 per credit hour for new students who enroll at Franklin during the 2023-24 academic year and meet eligibility requirements

Interested in jumping aboard the Pathway Portal? 


Before you can access Franklin University’s Pathway Portal we must first send them your personal and academic information.

Current Students: If you are interested in transferring to Franklin University and agree to this transfer of data, use this link for instructions on how to log in to the student portal and submit the opt in form.

Alumni: KCTCS students who have graduated will have access to Student Self Service for two calendar years after leaving KCTCS. This opportunity will remain available via the Student Self Service portal within this timeframe. Alumni can follow the opt-in instructions to access the Franklin Portal while Student Self-Service is available to them. 

After two calendar years, alumni of KCTCS can schedule an appointment with a Franklin University Advisor at this LINK to evaluate the 3+1 opportunities available through the Franklin University and KCTCS partnership. 

Watch this video for additional information!