Transfer Students

We invite transfer students from community colleges and four-year institutions to apply for admission for the fall or spring semester.

Students applying for the fall semester should have all application materials postmarked or submitted electronically no later than April 1, while students applying for the spring semester must have all materials postmarked by December 1. Learn what we recommend for admission and what to submit with your transfer application below.

Admitted students will receive a transfer credit evaluation from the Registrar's Office, detailing which completed college courses will receive credit at Emmanuel College. Please allow two to three weeks following your acceptance for the transfer credit evaluation process to be completed. Have questions? Contact your admission counselor!

Preparation for Admission

Emmanuel considers transfer students as those who have taken one or more courses at a college of any kind after graduating from high school. We require that you forward your official college transcripts from every college attended after your high school graduation, even if you only took one course at each institution.

We look for applicants who have taken a strong college program of study and a challenging secondary school academic program. The Office of Admissions recommends that you complete the following coursework during your secondary school years:

  • English: 4 years
  • Mathematics: 3 years including Algebra II  (4 years if you're considering college study in mathematics, chemistry or business management)
  • Foreign Language: 2 years of the same language
  • Social Studies: 3 years
  • Laboratory Sciences: 3 years

Before applying, you're also encouraged to schedule a campus visit to explore our residential campus in the heart of Boston. See firsthand all that Emmanuel College has to offer through a tour, learn more about our offerings during an information session and speak one-on-one with an admissions counselor during an interview.

Application Requirements

Transfer students applying for the fall semester should have all application materials postmarked or submitted electronically no later than April 1, while students applying for the spring semester must have all materials postmarked by December 1.

We require that you forward your official college transcripts from every college attended after your high school graduation, even if you only took one course at each institution. Accepted students will receive a transfer credit evaluation detailing which completed college courses will receive credit at Emmanuel College. Please allow two to three weeks following your acceptance for the transfer credit evaluation process to be completed.

The requirements for domestic transfer applicants include:

Application Form
You may submit the Common Application online or by mail. If you would like an application mailed to you, please contact the Office of Admissions. There is a $60 application fee to submit a paper application; the fee is waived if you apply online.

Your high school guidance/college counselor may submit your final high school transcript by mail or through the Common Application website.

Official College Transcripts
We require official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, including grades from the most recent semester.

Course Descriptions
To allow for appropriate credit evaluation, you must submit catalog descriptions for each of your completed and in-progress courses. These should be sent via e-mail to admissions@emmanuel.edu. Also, check out our Transfer Credit Eligibility and Course Equivalency Search tool.

Essay 
You may complete an essay with your Common Application.

One Letter of Recommendations
Your recommendation should be either from a recent college professor or advisor or from an academic teacher of your choosing.

College Official's Report

This document must be completed by the Dean of Students or other appropriate official at the college/university you are currently attending. Please note, this is not an academic reference. To download the College Official's Report, please click here


Standardized Test Scores (optional) 
Applicants for admission are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT I, SAT II and ACT). If you choose to submit your test results, please have them sent directly from the testing agency or indicated on your official high school transcript. The Emmanuel College CEEB code is 3368. For more information on this policy, please visit our test-optional information page.  

Interview (recommended)
While not required, an interview with an Admissions Counselor is recommended to help the Admissions Committee learn more about your background and interest in attending Emmanuel. Interviews are available on campus as well as by phone.

Dates + Deadlines

We invite transfer students from community colleges and four-year institutions to apply for admission for the fall or spring semester. Students applying for the fall semester should have all application materials postmarked or submitted electronically no later than April 1, while students applying for the spring semester must have all materials postmarked by December 1.

College Credit

The Registrar's Office assesses general education coursework taken at other institutions for eligibility for Emmanuel credit and the academic departments assess major courses. In most cases, Emmanuel awards credit for courses for which you earn a grade of C (2.0) or better. While there is no limit to the number of courses that are accepted to transfer, a minimum of 16 courses or 64 credits and 50% of the major and minor must be completed at Emmanuel to earn an Emmanuel College degree. Admitted students will receive a transfer credit evaluation detailing which completed college courses will receive credit at Emmanuel College. Below you will find more detailed information about transfer credit eligibility.

High school students should click here for more information about dual enrollment credit. 

Transfer Credit Eligibility

  • Emmanuel College will grant credit for courses taken at post-secondary institutions, accredited by one of the six regional accrediting commissions, which are comparable in content, scope, and rigor to course offerings within the academic programs offered at Emmanuel College. Coursework must be offered within the transfer institution's structured term and may not be offered as a "self-paced" module.
  • The Registrar's Office evaluates each course individually by reviewing course descriptions and on occasion, course syllabi. A course equivalent will be assigned to each course granted transfer credit, and the evaluator will indicate if that credit will apply to general education requirements. If the student has indicated an intended major, the course will be reviewed by the major department evaluator who will indicate if that credit will apply to degree requirements. In general, 3-4 credit semester credit, or the equivalent, will be eligible for transfer. Courses associated with credits in non-se­mester hours will be converted to equivalent semester hours. Students transferring from institutions on the quarter-hour system will be granted 0.67 semester hours per quarter hour. Not all credits granted will necessarily be applicable to degree requirements. If previous course work does not apply to the degree program or if no comparable course at Emmanuel College can be identified, and yet the course work is comparable to college-level work, then free elective credit may be granted.
  • Only those courses in which a student has received a grade of C (2.0) or better or the equivalent will be considered for transfer credit.
  • Emmanuel College awards credits only for transfer courses. Grades from transfer institution are not included in the Emmanuel grade point average and will not appear on the Emmanuel College transcript, with the exception of courses taken through the Colleges of the Fenway consortium post matriculation.
  • New transfer students will be assigned class standing according to the following credits:
0-31 Freshman
32-63 Sophmore
64-95 Junior
96+ Senior

  • Transfer students are expected to fulfill the regular requirements for the degree and successfully complete half of their academic program, at least 64 credits, at Emmanuel College to receive an Emmanuel degree. A minimum of half, or 50%, of the major and minor must be completed at Emmanuel College.
  • Courses to be considered for transfer credit will be reviewed only once a student has been accepted.
  • Students who have outstanding final official transcripts will have a registration hold placed on their account preventing registration until an official final transcript has been received.
  • Students who repeat courses at Emmanuel College for which they have already received transfer credit will lose that transfer credit.
  • No credit will be granted for the following: continuing education units, pre-collegiate or remedial courses; social activities, or correspondence courses, unless recognized and offered by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute.

Transfer Credit Course Evaluation Key

Transfer Course Number Key for Non-Emmanuel Equivalent Courses

Domains of Knowledge - General Requirements Guidelines

Grades of four, five, six or seven on the IB higher level examinations entitle you to credit for at least one course. Each academic department at Emmanuel will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded.

IB EXAMIB ScoreEMMANUEL EQUIVALENCYEMMANUEL CREDIT
ART AND MUSIC
Art History
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: ART 1201 (AI-A)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Visual Arts
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Dance
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Theater Arts
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Music
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
SCIENCE
Biology
IB Score: 4,5
Emmanuel Equivalency: BIOL 1101 (SI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 6
Emmanuel Equivalency: BIOL 1105 (SI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 7
Emmanuel Equivalency: BIOL 1105 (SI-L) and waived from BIOL 1106 (SI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 8
Chemistry
IB Score: 4, 5
Emmanuel Equivalency: SI-L
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 6
Emmanuel Equivalency: CHEM 1101 (SI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 7
Emmanuel Equivalency: CHEM 1101 (SI-L) + CHEM 1102 (SI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 8
Physics
IB Score: 4, 5
Emmanuel Equivalency: SI-L
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 6
Emmanuel Equivalency: PHYS 2201 (SI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 7
Emmanuel Equivalency: PHYS 2201 (SI-L) + PHYS 2202 (SI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 8
Environmental Science
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: SI-L
Emmanuel Credit: 4
MATHEMATICS AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Mathematics
IB Score: 4
Emmanuel Equivalency: MATH 1111 (QA)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: MATH 1112 (QA)
Emmanuel Credit: 8
Information Technology in a Global Society
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Computer Science
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Business
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Economics
IB Score: 4, 5
Emmanuel Equivalency: ECON 1101 (SA)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: ECON 1101 (SA) + ECON 1103 (SA)
Emmanuel Credit: 8
History – African
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: HIST 1107 (H
Emmanuel Credit: 4
History – European
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: HIST 2120 (H)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
History – Asia/Oceania
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: H REQ
Emmanuel Credit: 4
History – Islamic
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: H REQ
Emmanuel Credit: 4
History – Americas
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: HIST 1106 (H)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Global (World) Politics
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: POLSC 1401 (SA)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Political Thought
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: POLSC 1501 (SA)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Psychology
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: PSYCH 1501 (SA)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Anthropology
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: SOC 1107 (SA)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Geography
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: SOC 2129 (SA)
Emmanuel Credit: 4
ENGLISH
English A1 (Literature)
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: AI-L
Emmanuel Credit: 4
English A2
IB Score: 4,5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Free Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 4
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
French A2
IB Score: 4, 5
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2201
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 6, 7
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2202
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Spanish A2
IB Score: 4, 5
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2401
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 6, 7
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2402
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Italian A2
IB Score: 4, 5
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2301
Emmanuel Credit:  
 
IB Score: 6, 7
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2302
Emmanuel Credit:  
Arabic A2
IB Score: 4, 5
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2661
Emmanuel Credit: 4
 
IB Score: 6, 7
Emmanuel Equivalency: LANG 2662
Emmanuel Credit: 4
Chinese, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Latin
IB Score: 5,6,7
Emmanuel Equivalency: Exempt – LANG REQ
Emmanuel Credit: 4

General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-Level Examinations

Advanced Level (A-Level) examinations will be accepted for 8 credits per exam with grades of C or better on an official transcript submitted directly from the examination board administering the exam to Emmanuel College (ex. Cambridge International Examinations or Pearson). Equivalencies are typically awarded at the introductory level. Advanced Subsidiary Level Exams (AS) and Ordinary Level exams (O-Level) are not accepted for credit.

Please see equivalency chart below. Additional exams will be reviewed for credit and equivalency on a case by case basis by the appropriate academic department with the submission of an A-Level syllabus.

CAMBRIDGE A-LEVEL EXAMMINIMUM GRADEEMMANUEL EQUIVALENCYEMMANUEL CREDIT
ENGLISH
English Language
Minimum Grade: C
Emmanuel Equivalency: ENGL 1103 + 4-Credit Free Elective not applied within English Department
Emmanuel Credit: 8
English Language + Literature
Minimum Grade: C
Emmanuel Equivalency: ENGL 1103 + ENGL 2402 (AI-L)
Emmanuel Credit: 8
Literature in English
Minimum Grade: C
Emmanuel Equivalency: ENGL 2402 (AI-L) + 2000 Level World Literature Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 8
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology
Minimum Grade: C
Emmanuel Equivalency: PSYCH 1501 (SA) + 1000 Level Psychology Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 8
SOCIOLOGY
Sociology
Minimum Grade: C
Emmanuel Equivalency: SOC 1101 (SA) + 2000 Level Sociology Elective
Emmanuel Credit: 8

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