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Welcome Parents!

We know that navigating the path to college can be both exciting and challenging for students and parents. We'd like to make it easier.

Whether it's the first time your family is looking at colleges or you have already logged the miles to many college visits, you are bound to have questions.

Here are some tips as you navigate the process.

Getting Started:

1. Research schools and colleges online (as you're doing right now).
This will give your family a good base of information about each institution, which you can then use to decide if you want to continue exploring the institution through a visit. Already interested in visiting Emmanuel? Find out more about our campus visit opportunities.

2. Personalize the process.
Now that your student has some colleges in mind, he or she can request to be placed on their e-mail and mailing list to receive important information.  Please note that this should be the student's same e-mail that he or she will use on his or her admissions application. Get started!

3. Learn more about the academic programs and offerings.
At Emmanuel we have more than 50 programs of study. If your student is not sure about a specific major...that's fine! As a liberal arts and sciences college, our students do not officially declare their major until the end of their sophomore year. We have an award-winning academic advising program with terrific advisors to assist your student in choosing classes and making decisions about his or her academic future.

4. Visit!
There is nothing like seeing a campus in person.  Whether it's a family road trip or a subway ride down the street, it's important to visit colleges to see if they feel right.  Emmanuel College has a number of visit options and events available throughout the year.

5. Don't forget to ask questions along the way.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also e-mail or call us using our contact information. And yes, "Who is Halo?" is a valid question: He's our Saint Bernard mascot. Watch him in action!

Next Step: Application Information »

Explore Emmanuel

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Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

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Emmanuel is a place where students broaden their sense of what’s possible and prepare for inspiring careers in an ever-changing world. Be here.