What grades are needed to be admitted?
The Office of Admissions reviews applications on an individual basis and does not have minimum "cut offs." In addition to assessing your grades, focus is given to the rigor of your academic program. The middle 50% of our admitted students have between a 3.1 and 3.8 GPA. If you have questions about your credentials, feel free to speak one-on-one with an Admissions Counselor.
What classes should I take in high school to be admitted?
Please refer to the Preparation for Admission section to see our recommendations.
Are high school honors classes weighed more heavily when a transcript is evaluated?
Yes, the Office of Admissions puts more weight on honors and AP level courses than standard college prep level courses.
If I want to share extenuating circumstances with the Admissions Committee, how should I convey that information?
We encourage you to take advantage of the Additional Information section of the Common Application, or schedule an interview appointment to speak with an admissions counselor.
Do you award credit for AP or IB exams?
Yes. If you receive an AP exam score of four or five you will receive credit for one course. In addition, you will be placed at an advanced level in the department. Grades of four, five, six or seven on the IB examinations entitle you to credit for at least one course. Each academic department at Emmanuel College will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded.
Does Emmanuel accept the GED in place of the high school transcript?
Yes, and in addition to submitting the GED, you must complete all other application requirements.
I took SAT II Subject Tests. Should I submit my scores?
While we do not require the SAT II, you are encouraged to submit your scores to enhance your admission application.
What happens if I have taken the SAT more than once?
Emmanuel will consider your highest individual critical reading, math and writing scores regardless of how many times the SAT is taken.
What is the Emmanuel CEEB code?
Emmanuel College's CEEB code is 3368.
What is the address I should use to send my application materials?
You should send all application materials to this address:
Office of Admissions
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
How long does it take to receive an admission decision?
In most cases, you will receive a decision within three weeks of our receipt of all required application components.
Do you mail admission decisions or post them online?
All applicants receive their admission decision by mail.
Are scholarships available?
Emmanuel offers a variety of merit scholarships ranging from $2,500 to full tuition awards. To be considered for merit scholarships, your admission application for the fall semester must be complete by February 15th.
Are merit scholarships available for transfer students?
Emmanuel offers several merit awards to transfer students, including Presidential, Dean's and Phi Theta Kappa scholarships. Transfer students may be eligible for Emmanuel grant funding and for federal and state aid as well.
I'm applying to Emmanuel as a transfer student. When will I know if my courses will transfer for credit?
Within three weeks of your acceptance to Emmanuel, our Office of Academic Advising will complete a transfer credit evaluation to let you know which credits the College has accepted.
Is there a minimum grade requirement for transfer courses?
In most cases, Emmanuel will award transfer credit for courses in which you received a C (2.0) or better.
How many credits or courses will Emmanuel accept from other institutions?
While Emmanuel does not limit the number of courses that will be accepted in transfer, you must complete a minimum of 16 courses or 64 credits at Emmanuel to earn an Emmanuel College degree.
If you have additional questions about the admissions process or about Emmanuel, please contact the Office of Admissions at 617-735-9715 or email email@example.com.