The ULTIMATE List of Resources for Prospective Students!
"You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you" - Chérie Carter-Scot author, American author, Master Certified Executive, Life Coach.
Welcome back or welcome to Adventures at Franklin! Today, I provide the ULTIMATE list of resources for prospective students. This post is inspired by a previous post on Adventures at Franklin, entitled "Top Five Resources for Prospective Students", which came out in 2017. There are some things to update, but I also want to expand on that post and provide a list of resources in one space. I hope that this post will help prospective students to gain information about different resources at Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) without having to spend a lot of time going through the FUS website or other sites. Prospective students, I am basically doing the work of researching the things you need to know about FUS for you, so you're welcome ????
As mentioned, Top Five Resources for Prospective Students is the predecessor to this post, and it covers a lot of helpful information. This post first looks at different programs (3+1 with Emerson, Undergraduate, Graduate, Academic Travel) within FUS. Afterwards it looks at dining and housing, campus resources (libraries, OSL, Bursars, Registrar), Lugano and Switzerland, and finally admissions/contact information.
Here are the external links (that still work!) provided in Top Five Resources for Prospective Students.
And here are more relevant links that may be useful.
- Admissions and aid: here you will find more information about how to apply, tuition fees and cost, scholarships and financial aid, how to meet with an admissions counselor, and more!
- About Franklin: learn about the university's history, facts and figures as per the latest census, take a virtual tour, and other great things!
- Life at FUS: Here's a great feature where you can chat with current students (I will be among the list of students you can chat with until I graduate). You can also read about safety and security, student activities and clubs on campus, and student support.
In general, the FUS website is a great resource. Another resource (and 1 that I used) is Adventures at Franklin. This blog was created in 2013, has had 6 different authors, and has 130 posts covering life at FUS. Here are some of the most informative posts about life as a student here.
- Fowler Learning Commons (Also known as the Writing and Learning Center)
- Franklin First Impressions and Franklin First Impressions 2: read and watch the the stories of new Franklin students and their first impressions of university life!
- All about the LLLS program! LLLS stands for Life-Long Learning Scholarship. The program is a way to gain working experience (and make a bit of money) while attending the university!
- My Academic Travel post which briefly covers the 15 previous posts on Academic Travel.
- Orientation week: A couple posts on this blog cover orientation. Here is a recount of 2013 orientation, and here is my recount of my orientation experiences (2017, 2018, 2019).
- Guide to Course Registration/How to Graduate. This post is more for current FUS students, but it will definitely also provide insight into academic life.
Congratulations on making it to the end of this post. I hope what I have provided will answer pretty much any question about life at Franklin University Switzerland. As always, if a question (not covered in the ultimate list of resources) pops up, then leave a comment below, or use 1 of the links provided above to contact someone and ask. You can also keep up to date with the happenings at the university via this blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.