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 2014-15 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2014-15 Course Catalog, and advance to page 153 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.
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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. Chris Hair 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 an invitation from the Honors Committee
Honors Program Contacts
Dr. Chris Hair
Click the image below to view the Honors Program Brochure.
Completion of at least 30 hours of coursework, including EN 101, EN 102, CM 130, Math (see specific program requirements), ED 101, and ED 200 (must have a “C-” or better in each of these courses)
The Department of Business Administration is thrilled that you are considering Emmanuel College as your next step in education. We are even more excited for the possibility of your studies in the business administration area of Management or Computer Information Systems.
Please review this information on our website. We look forward to speaking with you and answering your questions about the Business Administration degree program. If you would like more information about our business department programs, please contact me at (706)-245-7226 x 2630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, may God bless you and your scholarly endeavors.
David Jordan, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Business and Computer Information Systems