Find information about requesting official Emmanuel College academic transcripts and enrollment verification.


Official transcripts will be provided upon receipt of a written request of the student or graduate. The cost is $5.00 per official transcript. Checks should be made out to Emmanuel College. Download Transcript Request Form »

All requests must contain:

  • first and last name
  • social security number
  • date of birth
  • dates of attendance
  • maiden name (if applicable)
  • address to which the transcript should be mailed
  • student's signature authorizing the release of the transcript

Requests will be processed within 3-4 days once received by the Office of the Registrar.

Students can view their official grades online via Online Academic Resources at the end of each semester. All athletes and first-year students, along with upper-class students on probation, receive mid-semester grades from their academic advisors. The College will withhold copies of grade reports and transcripts of students under certain conditions, such as outstanding financial obligations and non-compliance with Massachusetts Immunization Law.

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Emmanuel College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Additional accreditations can be viewed on our Accreditations Page


Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, it is not permissible to release information from the enclosed transcript to a third party without the written consent of the student. More information can be viewed on our Privacy Page.


Emmanuel College operates on a semester hour system. Undergraduate courses generally bear four semester hours. Graduate courses generally bear three semester hours. Full-time undergraduates complete from three to five four credit courses (12-20 credits) over the semester. Graduate students typically take at least two 3-credit courses (6 credits) over the semester, with 9 credits considered full-time.


Majors lead to either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.). Typically, majors leading to a B.A. require 40 to 48 credits, whereas majors leading to the B.S. or B.F.A. require between 60 and 68 credits. At least 50% of the credit hours counting towards the major requirements must be completed at Emmanuel. A minimum grade of C is required to fulfill major requirements. Nursing grade requirements are available in the Nursing Student Handbook for specific course grade requirements.

Students may elect to have a double major by fulfilling all the requirements for a major in two different departments. Students who successfully complete two majors only earn one degree. Double majors must complete distinct separate capstone courses to earn the double major. Each major must have a minimum of 40 credits (typically 10 courses) that are distinctive to the major department.

Minor programs typically consist of 20 to 24 credits, at least 12 of which are completed at Emmanuel.

Students are allowed to declare up to three academic programs (major and minors) –with no more than two majors – and use courses to satisfy the requirements in all programs. Students may pursue two majors within an academic department; however, they may not choose two concentrations within an academic department. While course overlaps are permitted between majors, major capstone requirements cannot overlap to fulfill capstones for two majors. Students must complete two distinct capstone requirements- one for each major. An internship that serves as a capstone for one major, cannot count for a capstone for another major. Internship courses may be used to satisfy the internship requirement for more than one major if the internship appropriate for the second major and with written approval by both department chairs, unless internships are the capstone experience. Majors constitute a minimum of 40 credits within the department, and while course requirement overlaps may be permitted, each major must have a minimum of 40 credits (typically 10 courses) that are distinctive to the major department.

The individualized major (IM) is designed for students whose career goals and intellectual interests can best be served through a carefully constructed individualized major program. The individualized major is appropriate for highly motivated and self-directed students.


Credit for college level academic work completed at another regionally accredited post-secondary institution with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better for undergraduates or “B” (3.0) or better for graduate students and high school dual enrollment courses may be transferred if the course is appropriate to the curriculum at Emmanuel College and meets the transfer credit policies. See the Transfer Credit Pages for more information.



Emmanuel students are encouraged to enrich their educational experience through an approved program abroad. student can study abroad for a year, semester or summer, as well as through short-term programs led by Emmanuel or Colleges of the Fenway faculty. The semester programs may also include exchange programs with Bauhaus University in Germany, Jönköping University in Sweden or the Emmanuel in Leeds program in the United Kingdom. Study abroad courses follow the policies for transfer credit, but students who study abroad through approved Emmanuel College study abroad programs will have their study abroad courses considered in residence.


  • EXCHG 0000          Exchange Program Registration Designation
  • LEEDS  0000          Emmanuel in Leeds Study Abroad Program Designation: Leeds, England.  Leeds course grades will appear on the                                           Emmanuel transcript and calculate into the Emmanuel GPA.


Class Level

Completed Credits


Under 32 credits


32-63 credits


64-95 credits


96+ credits


Beginning with the class of 1994, a student must complete 32 full courses with a passing grade for a B.A., B.F.A, or a B.S degree. A minimum of 128 credits is required for the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) is required for graduation. Only courses with a semester grade of 2.0 (C) or above are accepted for major courses and minor courses; grades of 1.0 (D) or above are accepted for all other courses. A C- is required for any course designated as a prerequisite of another course. School of Nursing requirements may differ. See the Nursing Student Handbook for specific restrictions and grade requirements. Graduate programs require a minimum of 30 to 36 credits dependent upon individual graduate program with a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) required to fulfill degree requirements. Overall GPA of 2.0 is required for an undergraduate degree and a GPA of 3.0 for a graduate degree. Beginning with the class of 1986, a student must complete 36 full courses with a passing grade to be eligible for a B.A. or B.S. degree. Beginning with the class of 1975, a student must complete 32 full semester courses with a passing grade to be eligible for a B.A. degree. 

Degree requirements by program and year may be viewed in the Catalog Archives. The current academic catalog may be viewed here.



Latin Honors—summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude—are awarded at graduation to bachelor’s degree candidates who have achieved high scholastic performance and have completed at least 64 credits at Emmanuel College. Latin Honors are listed on the diploma and final official transcript.  

Beginning with the May 2011 graduation to Present: Latin Honors are awarded based on a percentage of the graduating class undergraduates as listed below:

Latin Honors % of Graduates

  • Summa cum laude     the top 4.5%
  • Magna cum laude      the next 9.5%
  • Cum laude                the next 15.0%


Latin Honors

Prior to May 2011 Cumulative GPA

Prior to September 1995 Cumulative GPA

Prior to September 1987 Cumulative GPA

Summa cum laude

3.90 or higher

3.80 or higher

3.80 or higher

Magna cum laude

3.70 or higher

3.60 or higher

3.60 or higher

Cum laude

3.50 or higher

3.40 or higher

3.33 or higher

Presidential Honors are granted to part-time Graduate and Professional Studies students with a G.P.A. of 3.75 or above. Presidential Honors will not be awarded after May 2010.


Emmanuel and four of its neighboring colleges—Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons University and Wentworth Institute of Technology—comprise the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, a collaboration that benefits students by offer in cross-registration to second-semester freshmen or above. Wheelock College was a member of the COF Consortium prior to its merger with Boston University in June 2018. Students may take up to two courses each semester at a COF institution. Courses taken through the Colleges of the Fenway consortium are considered in-residence and will have the host institution grade on the Emmanuel transcript and factor into the Emmanuel GPA. Course descriptions and syllabi for COF courses should be obtained directly from the institution in which hosted the course. COF courses will bear these department prefixes:


  • COF                        Colleges of the Fenway
  • MCA                        Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • MCP                        Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • SIMM                      Simmons College (Now Simmons University)
  • WENT                     Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • WHEEL                    Wheelock College


(*Note: School of Nursing requirements may differ. Refer to the Nursing Student Handbook for specific grade and pre-requisite requirements)

GRADING SYSTEM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1968 (The following is suggested only):

Grade Notation Beginning September 1968 Grades Points
A 93-100 4.00
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B            (Passing for Major-Graduate Courses) 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C            (Passing for Major-Undergraduate Courses*) 73-76 2.00
C-   70-72 1.67
D+ 65-69 1.33
D 60-64 1.00
F              (Failure) Below 60 0.00
AU/ AUD   (Course Audit)
INC or I    (Incomplete Grade) 0.00
MED         (Medical Excuse-Physical Education Only)
NG           (No Grade Given)
IP             (In Progress: non-punitive)
P              (Pass)
W or WDN (Withdrawn: non-punitive)
WP            (Withdrawn Passing: non-punitive)
WF            (Withdrawn Failing: non-punitive)
UW            (Unofficial Withdrawal**: non-punitive)
X               (Non-Credit Item)

**Unofficial Withdrawal: Assigned by faculty to students who stopped attending before the withdrawal date but did not officially withdrawal. Students who attend or participate in a course (Face-to-Face or online) after the withdrawal date, will receive the letter grade earned and are not eligible for a UW grade.

PASS GRADES: Pass grades not affect the QUALITY POINT AVERAGE, but are totaled in credits earned. Transfer credits are not calculated in the Quality Point Average; they are included in TOTAL CREDITS EARNED. Overall of 2.0 is required for an undergraduate degree and 3.0 GPA for a graduate degree.

Note regarding the Spring 2020 Semester Pass Grade Scheme

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Emmanuel College moved to remote instruction for the Spring 2020 semester. In light of the change in modality and in line with many colleges around the world, Emmanuel College afforded Arts and Sciences students in the Spring 2020 semester to elect up to two courses as Pass/Fail. To ensure that these courses met the criteria for certain degree requirements, the following Pass grade scheme was implemented and should be used in reference to any of the following grades transcripted under the Spring 2020 semester:

  • PM          Pass grade with final grade C (2.0) or better. Course meets eligibility to fulfill major or minor requirements
  • PP           Pass grade with final grade of C- (1.67). Course meets eligibility to meet pre-requisite requirements
  • P             Pass grade with final grade of D+ (1.33) or D (1.0)
Spring 2020 Final Letter Grade Submitted by Faculty Associated Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Grade Excluded from GPA
A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C PM Yes
C- PP Yes
D+, D P Yes
F F No-Grade is calculated into GPA


Grade Notation Prior to September 1968 Grades Points
A 90-100 4.00
B+ 86-89 3.50
B 80-85 3.00
C+  (Passing for Major) 76-79 2.50
C    (Passing for Minor) 70-75 2.00
D    (Passing) 60-69 1.00
E     (Incomplete) 50-59 0.00
F     (Failure) Below 50 0.00
WP  (Withdrawn Passing)
WF  (Withdrawn Failing)
MED (Medical Excuse-Physical Education Only)
NC   (Non-Credit Course)

Beginning September 1971, the qualification P is applicable to courses at Emmanuel exclusive of major courses. As of May 1986 a grade of C (2.0) is required in major and minor courses for the undergraduate degrees. For graduate degrees, as of September 1980 a grade of B (3.0) or better is required in each course. Pass grades at Emmanuel have no quality points.

COURSE NUMBERING STRUCTURE (Effective September 1991):

The first digit of the course number indicates the academic level:

0 Non-credit coursework
1 Undergraduate introductory
2 Undergraduate intermediate
3 Undergraduate advanced (may include undergraduate seminars)
4 Undergraduate advanced (may include undergraduate seminars and independent study/research)
5 Graduate
6 BSBA/ECAP undergraduate lower level
7 BSBA/ECAP undergraduate upper level
8 BSBA/ECAP undergraduate advanced
9 Graduate Management
C Undergraduate clinical section associated with a lecture and lab, number following C indicates academic level
L Undergradaute lab section associated with lecture, number following L indicates academic level
P Professional Development


Directed studies give students at an intermediate or advanced level an opportunity to work closely with a member of the faculty on a topic of interest that is not available in the general curriculum. Directed studies are usually offered to majors in a department and are subject to departmental guidelines. Directed Studies are typically listed with the course numbers 4178 or 4179.


Department/Discipline Course Prefix(es)
Academic Connections and Engagement ACE
Accounting ACCT
Biology B/BIO/BIOL
Business Management D/BSM
Chemistry E/CHM/CHEM
Classics CLA
Colleges of the Fenway Cross-Registered Course COF
Drama F/DRA
Divisional DV
Early Childhood ECF
Economics C/ECON
Education EDUC
Emmanuel at Leeds Study Abroad Program LEEDS
English H/ENGL
Environmental Science ENV
Educational Pastoral Ministry EPM
Exchange Program Registration Designation EXCHG
Finance FINAN
First Year Seminar FYS
Foreign Language J/FL/K/LANG
Global Studies GLST
German L/GER
Government GOV
Graduate Program Ministry GPM
Health Care Administration HCA
Health Services Administration HSA
Human Resource Management HRM
History O/HIST
Honors Project Completed/Honors Course HONOR
Computer Science I/CS
Interdisciplinary I/IDC/IDS
Instructional Technology I/TECH
Information Technology ITECH
Interdepartmental INT
Integrated Digital and Data Sciences IDDS
Internship INT
Italian M/ITL
Japanese J
Latin LAT
Library LIB
Mathematics Q/MATH
Management MSM/MGMT
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Cross-Registered Course MCA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (MCPHS) Cross-Registered Course MCP
Neuroscience NEURO
Nursing S/NURS
Performing Arts PERF
Philosophy T/PHIL
Physical Education PED
Physics T/PHYS
Polish POL
Political Science V/POLSC
Portuguese POR
Professional Development PD
Psychology W/PSYCH
Religious Studies RELIG
Research Administration RAC
Russian RUS
Simmons College/University Cross-Registered Course SIMM
Study Abroad Registration Placehold (removed after transfer credit posted) ABRD
Spanish N/SPN
Speech SPCH
Theater Arts THTR
Theology and Religious Studies THRS
Urban Pastoral Ministry UPP
Wentworth Institute of Technology Cross-Registered Course WENT
Wheelock College Cross-Registered Course WHEEL

Enrollment Verifications

Students may need to request an official verification of enrollment for such purposes of insurance, good student discounts, or scholarships.  Students should complete the Enrollment Verification form. Download Enrollment Verification Form. Please note that enrollment verifications will only contain verification of a student's previous enrollment, current enrollment, or those officially pre-registered credits for an upcoming semester. 

 A standard Enrollment Verification will confirm the following information:·

  • Student Name
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security Number         
  • Date of Birth
  • Enrollment terms with Term Start and End Dates for
    • Previously attempted and completed credits
    • Current credits in progress
    • Official pre-registered credits
  • The Academic Level of enrolled terms
  • Anticipated Degree Date
  • Program: Degree and Major
  • Key outlining the total credits per term the respective full or part time student status

If additional information if required, please indicate the information to be verified on the form and we'll be happy to customize a verification letter. Requests will be processed within 2-3 business days once received by the Office of the Registrar. 

All requests must contain:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Semester/Year to be verified
  • Address to which the enrollment verification should be mailed, emailed or faxed
  • Any additional information to be verified not listed above
  • Student's signature authorizing release of the enrollment verification 

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