Before you begin the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, have these documents available: federal income tax returns, W-2s, records of untaxed benefits received, current bank statements, and records of other savings and investments such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
To expedite the processing of your application, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the new IRS Data Retrieval option which is available when completing the online FAFSA.
You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for these financial aid programs:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Federal Work-Study
- Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
- Federal PLUS (Parent) Loans
- EC Endowed and Funded Scholarships (where demonstrated need is an eligibility criterion)
You are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible, but no earlier than January 1 of each year. Some financial aid programs—such as FSEOG, Endowed and Funded Scholarships, and Federal Work-Study—have limited funding, so early application is very important.
Approximately 30% of all FAFSAs filed are selected by the U.S. Department of Education for a review process called verification. In this review, the Office of Financial Aid is required by law to compare your FAFSA information with signed copies of your federal tax transcripts and other financial documents. If your FAFSA has been selected for review, you will be asked for additional documentation.
How to Apply
To complete your FAFSA online, go to www.fafsa.gov. Make sure you use our school code: 00156300.
Students and parents are encouraged to sign the FAFSA electronically. To do so, you must have a valid PIN number from the U.S. Department of Education. To obtain a PIN number, go to www.pin.ed.gov.
In addition to the FAFSA, students need to complete the Emmanuel College Application for Financial Aid (ECAFA) here.
All grants, scholarships and loans singularly or in combination cannot exceed a students’ cost of attendance. A students cost of attendance is determined by the financial aid office and includes tuition, room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
Campus Safety is a service-driven department committed to establishing and maintaining operational procedures that provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in a manner consistent with mission of Emmanuel College.
The College cooperates with the City of Franklin Springs Police Department to maintain a security presence seven days per week for protection of students and facilities. In the evening hours, the Campus Resource Officer will confront students who appear to be breaking college regulations. Security personnel may ask to see a student’s I.D. card and may retain the card in order to submit it to the Vice President for Student Life, the Director of Campus Operations, or a Resident Director with a report of the alleged infraction. Students are to obey and respect security personnel and provide them with appropriate information as requested. In accordance with Georgia Law Code 16-11-3, anyone attempting to conceal his or her face or identity who does not immediately respond to the requests of security or staff may be dealt with by law enforcement authorities.
Emmanuel College first opened on January 1, 1919, under the name of Franklin Springs Institute. During its first year, the institution offered the first 11 grades of school and a Biblical Department for prospective ministers. The founder of the school was the Reverend George Floyd Taylor, a North Carolinian who had long desired to begin such an institution. For over a century the campus had been used as a health resort centered around several mineral springs. Only 50 students enrolled the first year, so not all of the old wooden resort buildings were used. By 1922, however, the school was opened free of charge, and the buildings were filled to capacity. Throughout the early years, G. F. Taylor was president, except for 1926-27, when the Reverend B. A. Jones was president. Because of the Great Depression, the school closed temporarily in 1931.
In 1933 the school was reopened as a high school and junior college, with the Reverend Thomas Lee Aaron as president. Under President Aaron’s leadership, the school gradually progressed from a small community school to a modern, influential junior college. In 1939, the name of the institution was changed to Emmanuel, meaning “God with us.” Upon Reverend Aaron’s death in January 1951, Mr. Woodard Glenn Drum, former dean of the college, became president.
The administration of President Drum saw the completion of the present campus quadrangle, the recruitment of an excellent faculty, and the gaining of full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges in 1967. The high school department, which had earlier been fully accredited by the Southern Association, was discontinued in 1963. With the retirement of President Drum in January 1970, Dr. Culbreth Young Melton became the sixth president of the institution.
Under Dr. Melton’s administration a four-year School of Christian Ministries was inaugurated and accredited by the American Association of Bible Colleges. A new Learning Resources Center was constructed, and the overall quality of the institution was improved. Upon Dr. Melton’s retirement, Dr. David Roger Hopkins became the seventh president in June 1983.
Many campus improvements are credited to Dr. Hopkins’ leadership, including construction of the Student Activities Center, two new residence halls and the Wellons Science Resources Center, and acquisition of the John W. Swails Convocation Center. Major changes in curricular offerings also accompanied accreditation as a four-year institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges in 1991. During the 1992-93 academic year, the consolidation of the two- and four-year programs was completed as Emmanuel began offering many new baccalaureate degree programs.
Upon Dr. Hopkins’ retirement in 2005, Reverend Michael S. Stewart was inaugurated as the eighth president of Emmanuel College. The college is moving into the future under his leadership and fresh vision.
Along with the growth of its academic programs and physical plant has been a concomitant emphasis on religious and spiritual values. Emmanuel finds much of its justification for existence in its purpose of offering education of high academic quality in a Christian environment. The successful performance of students who have completed Emmanuel’s degree programs and later transferred to other institutions of higher learning reflects the quality of Emmanuel’s academic efforts. The lives of EC alumni speak of the quality of the Christian academic opportunities they have received. Through its program of Christian higher education, Emmanuel College has attempted to provide students with academic and spiritual values that will enrich their lives and lead them to enrich the lives of others in the highest Christian tradition.
This year's Education Course Offerings are now available in the 2013-14 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2013-14 Course Catalog, and advance to page 145 for to view them with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters they are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.
The Registrar/Student Records Office of Emmanuel College strives to serve its students, faculty and administration with a Christ-centered stewardship by maintaining accurate academic records in a secure environment.
ACCEL/Move On When Ready
MyEC Registration System
Transcript Request Process
Testing Services (CLEP, SAT, ACT, Test Proctoring)
Required Forms for Admission and Registration
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement - All students are required by Georgia law to read and sign the form. However, the vaccine itself is not required.
Transfer Eligibility Form (TEF) - Required of all students transferring from another institution.
Disclosure of Institutional (General Student Body) Graduation/Completion and Transfer-out Rates:
Emmanuel College is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the indicated school year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. During the fall semester of 2007, 140 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking Undergraduate students entered Emmanuel College. After 6 years (as of August 1, 2013), 44.2% of these students had graduated from our institution or completed their programs. Questions related to this report should be directed to Debra Grizzle.
Every student who enrolls at Emmanuel College must be enrolled in and working to meet the graduation requirements in a curriculum leading toward either an associate or a baccalaureate degree. For a complete program outline and list of all requirements, click on one of the links below to download the catalog for the year you started at Emmanuel. Prior year catalogs are available for those who may have a question regarding the programs of Emmanuel in previous years.
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Emmanuel College Honors Program
Engaging minds, spirits, and relationships
In the Emmanuel College Honors Program, a Christ-centered scholarly community, students and faculty collaborate in intellectual inquiry, engage with diverse academic disciplines as responsible writers and researchers, serve and learn for the sake of others, and grow together spiritually.
- Offers an enhanced set of core classes that provide greater academic opportunities
- Enhances post-graduate acceptance and vocational position
- Engages a close knit group of classmates for four years in Honors sections of 17-22 hours of core classes that are enriching and intellectually stimulating
- Develops close relationships with other students and faculty who enjoy intellectual challenges
Honors Degree Benefits
- Interactive student-centered classes that inspire creativity
- Mentoring and personal attention from the honors faculty
- Priority class registration
- Graduation ceremony honors
- Annotated diploma
Admissions to Program
The Emmanuel College Honors Program will select 24 students each year who demonstrate a strong academic record, motivation to excel, creativity and leadership. Incoming freshmen who meet two of the following criteria are encouraged to apply for admittance to the Honors Program:
- A minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined Reading and Math) or ACT equivalent
- A minimum SAT Writing score of 500 or ACT equivalent
- A minimum hich school GPA of 3.25 or top 10% of graduating class
- Evidence of a commitment to excel in an academically stimulating environment
Students who meet two of the requirements above will be invited to apply, but any first-year student motivated to participate in the Honors Program is welcome to submit an application. Applications (including an essay) submitted by June 1 will be reviewed by the Honors Committee. Up to twenty-four will receive a letter of invitation. Incomplete or late applications may not be considered.
To apply to the Honor's Program, fill out the application and email it to email@example.com or mail it to Emmanuel College - Dr. Leslie Boucher PO Box 129, Franklin Springs, GA 30639. The application can be found HERE . Make sure you right click and choose "save link as." Then open the application from wherever you saved it, fill it out, and send it in. If you just left click the link it will take you to a web version that cannot be filled out electronically.
- After the Honors Committee has examined the application materials and determined each student’s eligibility, it will choose the top 24 applicants
- The selected applicants will receive a letter of invitation from the Honors Committee
Honors Program Contacts
Dr. Leslie Boucher
Click the image below to view the Honors Program Brochure.