Students applying for the fall semester should have all application materials submitted electronically. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. Our transfer counselors are available by phone, email and virtual chat to answer questions and assist your transfer process in anyway we can. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 617-735-9715 or admissions@emmanuel.edu.

Students applying for the spring semester should submit all materials as soon as possible and applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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!

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.

Transfer students should have all application materials postmarked or submitted electronically, as soon as possible as we are rolling admissions.

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 must submit an essay as a part of your application. Your essay should explain why you are interested in transferring to Emmanuel College and what you hope to accomplish. It should be about a page in length. Completed essays can be emailed to admissions@emmanuel.edu.

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

Dean's Evaluation

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 Dean's Evaluation, please click here

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.

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 by April 1 (following the April 1 deadline we will move to rolling admissions). Students applying for the spring semester must have all materials sent as soon as possible. Spring decisions will be released on a rolling basis.

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: vocational coursework, continuing education units, pre-collegiate or remedial courses, including any ESL coursework, social activities, or correspondence courses, unless recognized and offered by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute. Military courses on a Joint Services transcript with content that are within the scope of programs offered at Emmanuel will be accepted for credit.

Emmanuel College Arts and Sciences Transfer Credit Course Evaluation Key

Transfer Course Number Key for Non-Emmanuel Equivalent Courses

General Education Curriculum Explanation and Guidelines

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)/Advanced Level (A-level) Exams
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.

Click Cambridge International Exams/ A-Level Exams Approved Course Equivalencies to view course and credit equivalencies. 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.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam
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. Review the International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Approved Course and Credit Equivalencies document to see how these exams will transfer to Emmanuel.

Which Courses Will Transfer?

Our Transfer Credit Eligibility and Course Equivalency Search allows prospective students to identify which and how their current or completed coursework may transfer to Emmanuel upon matriculation.

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