Now that you have received your acceptance letter, there are just a few steps you need to take to become an Emmanuel College student:
Fall 2015 students, welcome to your new home.
An outstanding community awaits you! Here’s what to do next:
NEXT STEPS TO COMPLETE BEFORE MAY 1st
If so, submit the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The 2015-2016 FAFSA is available after January 1, 2015. Emmanuel's priority filing date is February 15, 2015 and school code is 002147. View tuition costs and payment options. Have a question about the FAFSA or financial aid? Contact Student Financial Services.
For members of the class entering in Fall 2015, the Accepted Student Days are March 1st or April 11th! To learn more or R.S.V.P., click here. You may also contact the Office of Admissions to R.S.V.P. via e-mail, by phone (617-735-9715) or by sending us the reply card enclosed with your invitation. Each accepted student may bring up to two guests.
If you can't attend one of our accepted student days, be sure to visit Emmanuel for a tour, shadow day or even an overnight. Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions.
Make sure you have a current passport that is valid at least six months into the future. It is your responsibility to be aware of the expiration date and to renew it when appropriate. Should you need to renew or update your passport, contact your local government embassy.
NEXT STEPS TO COMPLETE MAY 1st AND AFTER
National Candidate Reply Date (Emmanuel College's enrollment deadline). You've made your decision. Now, it's time to let us know you're coming to Emmanuel in the fall as a member of the entering class. You can let us know anytime on or before May 1st by submitting your printable enrollment form via mail to the Office of Admissions. With this form, you must also submit your enrollment deposit ($500 for resident students or $300 for commuter students). You can submit your deposit online or mail your deposit to the Office of Admissions.
After you submit your enrollment form and enrollment deposit, watch your Emmanuel e-mail account for information about Orientation! Orientation is a two-day (one overnight), mandatory program for all new students. Prior to your arrival, you will receive an online booklet with everything you need to know about registration, information on accessing disability services, areas of student involvement (Student Activities), campus ministry, residence life and Boston visitor information. Everyone is required to attend Orientation, and you must register between May 1st-May 31st.
Here are the 2015 Orientation dates:
June 15th + 16th, June 18th + 19th, June 22nd + 23rd, and June 25th + 26th. Transfers must attend the June 15th + 16th session.
As a new student, you must take the online Assessment of Foundation Skills in math and language before registering for classes. This will be available from May 1st-June 15th on the MySaints portal.
Living on campus this fall? If so, you will want to complete the Residence Life + Housing Lease and Preferences Questionnaire as soon as it becomes available on the MySaints portal in mid-May. The last day to submit your form is July 1st. Watch your Emmanuel e-mail for more information.
As a new student, Emmanuel must receive your final, official high school transcript before the first day of classes in the fall. If you took a college course while in high school, Emmanuel will need that final, official transcript as well. Transfer students: Emmanuel must have your final, official high school and college transcripts from all colleges attended, even for only one course.
Be sure to request your final, official high school transcript from your Guidance/College Counseling Office at your high school and/or the Registrar's Office at your college. Get your request in early! Not submitting final grades will delay your ability to obtain transfer credit and register for appropriate classes at Emmanuel.
International students must schedule an appointment with the local U.S. Embassy in their home country after receiving an I-20. For further information and instructions, please contact the Office of Admissions.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all students enrolled at least 3/4 time to be enrolled in a health insurance plan. To ensure that Emmanuel College students are meeting this requirement, all students are automatically enrolled in the College's health plan and are charged the annual health insurance premium, which for 2014-2015 was $2,083.
If you have comparable coverage provided by a United States health insurance provider, you may waive enrollment in this plan by completing a waiver at www.universityhealthplans.com. The deadline to complete the waiver to avoid incurring the cost of the premium is August 5th. The 2015-2016 premium and online waiver will be available June 2015.
In June, you will receive an estimated annual tuition bill for the 2015-2016 academic year so that you may begin considering which payment options may be best for you and your family. If you are borrowing with a private loan and/or enrolling in Emmanuel's ten-month payment plan, this is the time to do it! To learn more about payment options, please visit emmanuel.edu/paymentoptions. Questions? Contact Student Financial Services.
The fall semester tuition bill is due August 5th. If you have any questions, please visit emmanuel.edu/paymentoptions or contact Student Financial Services.
Sunday, August 30th, is the big day—the day you move into your Emmanuel residence hall and are officially welcomed as a new student on our campus! If you are not planning to live in a residence hall, you should still consider this your first "official" day. You will be provided with your arrival time and an agenda for the day's activities. Stay tuned for more information! Questions? Contact Residence Life + Housing.
Wednesday, September 2nd, is the first day of classes for the Fall 2015 semester. Mark your calendar!
International students: The program start date on your I-20 is September 2, 2015. You may enter the United States up to 30 days BEFORE, BUT NO LATER THAN September 2, 2015. If there is any reason you cannot arrive by this date you MUST contact Office of Admissions immediately. Permission to arrive late is difficult and depends on your situation.
Faculty Join Catholic Theologians in Call for Racial Justice
Emmanuel College Professor of Theology Mary Hines and Assistant Professor of Theology + Religious Studies Laurie Johnston joined Catholic theologians from across the country in signing a statement on racial justice, posted on the Catholic Moral Theology blog.