Application Requirements & Deadlines

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 enroll@emmanuel.edu.

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.

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.

Advanced Standing Credit

You may be able to accelerate your academic program at Emmanuel College through advanced standing credit.

College Credit
The Registrar's Office assesses coursework taken at other institutions for eligibility for Emmanuel credit. 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 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.

Advanced Placement (AP)
AP scores will be evaluated by academic departments, and typically offer college credit equivalent to one full Emmanuel course. If you receive credit for an AP examination, you will be placed at an advanced level in the appropriate academic department. Generally, scores of 4 or 5 are accepted in exchange for credit at Emmanuel.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
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.