Undergraduate Admissions

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Our mission as a Franciscan and Catholic university that embraces the call to dynamic orthodoxy is to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples.


By applying to Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, you’ll set yourself on a path to intellectual, professional, and spiritual formation through a Catholic university that’s as rigorous and demanding as it is faithful. When you apply to Franciscan, the college admissions team will help you every step of the way, from answering your questions about admissions requirements and process to helping you discern the undergraduate major and online or graduate program that’s ideal for you.

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Steps for Admission


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Complete the FREE application for admission online.

No essay or letters of recommendation are required, and the application only takes about 15 minutes!



Send an official copy of your high school transcript to the Admissions Office. A final official transcript is required of transfers and high school students upon graduating.


Note for Transferring College Credits: Those transferring from another institution must submit official transcripts from every institution attended. See our steps for transfer students.


Test Scores or Essay

In general, we require an applicant’s SAT, ACT, or CLT score and ask that it be forwarded to us whether as part of an applicant’s transcript or straight from the testing agency. Those submitting a test can request that the testing agency sends the score to us:


TESTING OPTIONAL FOR FALL AND SPRING 2022: Due to the recent disruptions to standardized testing, Franciscan University has elected to become test optional for new students.


In lieu of exams Franciscan University will allow students applying for admission in either Spring or Fall 2022 who are unable to take a standardized test to substitute a brief essay on the Mission of Franciscan University.


The essay can be emailed to [email protected] or to your undergraduate admissions counselor with the subject line: “Undergraduate Admissions Essay.”


  • The essay must be one page, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font
  • If you have any questions about the testing requirements policy or require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the admissions office at [email protected] or you can contact your admissions counselor directly.


Next Steps

If you are enrolling at Franciscan as an undergraduate student, upon acceptance you must submit:

  • A non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500
  • Submit your FAFSA to receive your full Financial Aid Package 
  • Set up your AccessFUS student account to see your email, housing, and class schedule 
  • A Confidential Health Record Form (found on your student account)
  • Final official transcripts of all high school and college course work
  • New Student Housing Contract (found on your student account).

Rolling Admissions Deadline

We have a rolling admissions process, and will continue to accept applications as space allows.


All transcripts, test scores, and other documents should be sent to:


Office of Admissions

Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952


[email protected]

Admissions Information

Admissions Counselors

Vanessa Edwards

Admissions Counselor

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Sean Kirk

Admissions Counselor

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Christopher Krivoniak

Director of Admissions

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Nicole Marshall

Admissions Counselor

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Meghan O'Malley

Admissions Counselor

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Corinne Purcell

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Lara Salibi

Admissions Counselor

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Leah Whitham

Manager of Guest Services

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