Office of International Students & Programs

Current Franklin International Students

Fall 2015 registration is now open!

Greetings international students,

Registration for the Fall 2015 semester has now opened and we wanted to share some important reminders with you:

– Course registration closes 10 days before each course begins

– 15 week courses including many capstone courses as well as Computer Science, Information Technology and Math subjects begin on September 7

– Undergraduate students must take a minimum of 12 credits every semester, at least 8 of these credits have to be on campus

– Graduate students must take a minimum of 6 credits every semester, at least 4 of these credits have to be on campus

– You can register online on your student portal or by emailed your academic advisor at for undergraduate programs or for graduate programs

– If Fall 2015 is your last semester you must apply for graduation. Every Franklin student must complete a graduation application to receive a diploma, even if you do not plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. The graduation application can be found through the Web Advisor link in your account. Please note that if you fail to graduate in the trimester for which you apply, you must complete a new application for any subsequent trimester, including required fees.
Due date: Graduation applications for the Fall 2015 term are due no later than 6 p.m. on September 21, 2015. A late application fee will apply after this date. Applications WILL NOT be accepted after October 5th.

International Applicant from India Looking to Connect with Alumni!

With the influx of international student applications, we have received the request from an applicant from India to connect with Franklin OISP alumni from India. This student has worked in the professional sphere for many years and wants to ensure Franklin is a good match for this student. This is a great opportunity to showcase the utility of a Franklin degree and your personalized professional successes while also networking and connecting with other professionals. Please contact the OISP office to connect with this student.

Happy Ramadan!

Thursday June 18 marks the beginning of the Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Here in Ohio many will be completely abstaining from food and drink from approximately 4:30 AM to 9:00 PM. To all our Muslim students we wish you the best during this time and Ramadan Mubarak.happy-ramadan-pink-background

Franklin College and Career Fair

On Tuesday, May 26, Franklin will hold its second College and Career Fair from 4-7 p.m. in Ross Auditorium. The event is free and open to Franklin alumni, students and prospective students. Sponsored by the Center for Career Development, attendees can take advantage of the opportunity to meet more than 30 potential employers,
explore academic and career options, and get the inside scoop from faculty, alumni and advisors. In addition, attendees can:

• Visit with faculty from Franklin University’s three academic colleges
• Connect skills and talents to career interests
• Meet recruiters with open positions for the right candidates
• Make the insider connections critical for landing a job
Learn more and see a complete list of participating companies at

The College Open House will begin at 4 p.m. and the Job Fair starts
at 4:30 p.m. More than 30 companies and organizations have asked to
be a part of this event, including:
American Business Solutions
Bed Bath & Beyond
Blue Technologies
BoldlyGO HR
Cardinal Health
City of Columbus Div. of Police
City of Columbus Div. of Fire
Discover Financial
Franklin University
Mettler Toledo
Mills James Productions
Manifest Solutions
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Novogradac & Company
Ohio Dept. of Commerce
Peace Corps
PNC Bank
Robert Half
Safelite Group
Telhio Credit Union
Time Warner
Total Quality Logistics
Toyota Direct
U.S. Marine Corps
Western Southern Life

Networking Organizations include:
American Marketing Association
National Black MBA
Columbus Young Professionals Club
Institute of Internal Auditors

On campus employment opportunity for MSCS students

Job opportunity for students in the Masters of Science in Computer Science program. Franklin University is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. – Computer Science program.  The Graduate Assistant will complement their formal studies by assisting with faculty research, teaching, instructional design, and administrative responsibilities at a global University recognized for its leadership in designing and delivering engaging and applied online education. Details in the link below:

Condolences to Nepal

To our students from and in Nepal: we continue to keep you, your families, and your country in our thoughts.  This morning faculty and staff gathered for updates from University leadership in our semi-annual University Assembly.  During the assembly, Dr. David Decker reflected on the tragic earthquake in Nepal and called for a moment of silence to honor the victims.

Within OISP, we have deep concern for you, our students, who are impacted.  We have received notices for various fundraising efforts, and many of us within the University are contributing our personal funds to such efforts.  Many of our Nepalese students come to us by way of our online partnership with Silver Mountain Graduate Business School in Kathmandu, and others of you have come independently to the US to study.  Please do let us know if you have special needs or circumstances as a result of this catastrophe.  We are here to advise you on the resources available to you and to provide you moral support.   While you may feel very alone at the moment, please know that we care deeply about your wellbeing.

With my sincere condolences,

Bridget Banaszak

Director of International Students and Programs



Graduating in May? Apply for OPT!


If you are an F-1 student graduating on May 22 now is still an excellent time to be applying for Optional Practical Training. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a work benefit that F-1 students can apply for, usually to begin after they graduate. You can get more information and full instructions at this link: