Application Information for Parents
Now that you've looked at colleges with your student and think that Emmanuel College would be a great fit, it's time for him or her to apply!
Please review our important dates and deadlines and see what we recommend in a high school curriculum. Emmanuel College uses the Common Application, so your student will need to set up a free online account on the Common Application website.
Here are some factors to consider about the Emmanuel application process:
1. When should my student apply?
Emmanuel has many different deadline options, and it's important that your student chooses the one that gives him or her enough time to work with the high school's college counseling office and teacher recommenders to submit all the application materials we require.
2. Once my student applies, how long does s/he need to wait before hearing an admission decision from Emmanuel?
Typically, it takes four to six weeks between the time we receive all application materials to the time a student receives an admission decision. All decisions are sent by mail. We do not release admission decisions over the phone, and we do not tell parents of their student's admission decision. Please make sure your student uses the correct mailing address on his or her Common Application so an admission decision won't be delayed! Every student has until May 1st to confirm enrollment.
3. What application materials are required?
View our application requirements page to see what materials we require for an application.
4. How should my student prepare for applying to colleges?
Please visit the preparation for admission page for a listing of recommended high school courses.
5. What does the typical Emmanuel student look like?
Since we pride ourselves on looking at the "whole student" throughout the admission process, there truly is no typical Emmanuel student! Academically, however, our students have been successful in a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school, with honors and Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate coursework when possible. Our accepted students' SAT and ACT scores are strong as well and above the national average.
Accepted Emmanuel students are driven academically and involved in a variety of extracurricular activities: athletics, community service, performing arts, student government, paid employment, and the like. You name it, an accepted student has probably participated in it! Since we have a strong and lively campus community, we seek students who will contribute and thrive academically and socially.
6. How will my student be considered for scholarships and financial aid?
In order to be considered for merit-based scholarships, students need to submit all application materials by Emmanuel's admissions deadlines. We automatically review students for possible merit awards during our admissions process to see if they are eligible for scholarships. Students will be notified in their acceptance packet if they have received any scholarship.
In order to apply for need-based financial aid, families should complete the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of February 15th.
7. What do I need to know if my son or daughter is home schooled?
If your student is homeschooled, we require that your student submit all course information and descriptions along with evaluations and grades received.
8. What do I need to know if my student is applying as an international student?
If your student is considered an international student in our admission review process, she or he will have to submit additional documents as part of their application materials. Please click here for a full description of the required application materials for international students.
9. My student is seeking to transfer to your school.
Although students attend an institution with the best of intentions, sometimes it simply doesn't work for them. Sometimes they decide to pursue a different major, but are at a specialized college or university that doesn't have as much of a selection; other times, the campus environment is not what they expected. Emmanuel welcomes transfer students as a vibrant part of our community. We have additional admission requirements for transfer students. Please note that if your student is intending to apply, our fall deadline is April 1st and our spring semester deadline is December 1st.
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