Reading is an essential component to a successful class experience at college. Thus, in addition to tuition, room and board, you as an incoming student should be ready to purchase any number of textbooks for your classes, and thus should include these items as part of your school budget. Depending on your major, you may expect to purchase on average $300-400 of books per semester. However, some majors require texts that can be quite expensive—the Sciences and Business Administration are examples—and thus you can expect to spend $200-300 more per semester in some cases.
Emmanuel does have an on-campus bookstore open the first few weeks of classes to purchase any number of textbooks, with an option to sell back some (not all) books at the end of the semester. You may opt, however, to purchase books online through an online rental site or a site where you can purchase and keep the books.
Some words of caution for online buyers:
- If you purchase books online, you should make sure that you buy books in a timely manner so that you will have them by the first day of class. Once you register for classes, the textbook information will be available through your printed class schedule. You should make sure that the edition ordered online matches with the text edition on your class schedule.
- It is possible (but happens rarely) that texts initially in the system may change by the first day of class. If that is the case, it is your responsibility to make sure that any text you order online can be returned if it is not the right textbook.
Math Placement: As you know, taking at least one math class is a requirement of every student at most any college. For some majors (especially in the sciences), taking more than one math class will be required. As math sometimes proves difficult for students, we want you to know that we stand ready to help you succeed.
If you scored a 490 or above on your Math SAT (ACT equivalent: 21 or above), then you automatically qualify to be placed in any one of the following general education courses: MA122 (Mathematical Ideas), MA124I (College Algebra Intensive), MA200 (Statistics), and MA210 (Principles of Mathematics). If you scored below a 490 on your SAT, then you will be required to take a test (during your registration period) to ensure proper placement in the right math class for you. For some, depending on your placement score, this may necessitate you take one of our developmental math classes prior to the class(es) you will need in your program of study. All Mathematics and Natural Science majors are required to take the math placement exam.
A word of caution: Even if you automatically qualify for one of the regular classes above, if you know you struggle in math, you may consider taking the placement exam anyway to see where exactly you should be placed. The choice is yours.
Challenge Exam Option: If you have scored above a 490 on the Math SAT, and you feel that you can qualify for a higher math class than what is listed above (MA211—Math for Early Childhood, MA124—Regular College Algebra, MA125—Trigonometry, or MA175—Pre-Calculus), you may take the same placement test (during your registration period) as a challenge exam to place in one of those classes.
Math Placement Test Preparation: Anyone needing or wanting to take the Math Placement Test should consider purchasing and studying SAT Math Preparation published guides (available through bookstores or online websites) prior to your registration day.
A detailed description of and study topics for the Math Placement Exam at Emmanuel College can be found here.
Description and Award Amount
The Legacy Scholarship is an institutional scholarship given to new full-time degree seeking students enrolling for the first time, whose parent(s) attended Emmanuel College. The award is up to $250 per semester or up to $500 per year. This scholarship is not available during the summer semester. Students beginning enrollment during the spring semester are eligible to receive this scholarship.
How to Apply and Renew
The Emmanuel College Application for Financial Aid is the application for this scholarship at can be completed online through Net Partner. Log into Net Partner here. Log In instructions can be found on the home page of the NetPartner website. These scholarships are renewable each year provided the recipient maintains at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and full-time enrollment. A recipient cannot receive this scholarship for more than eight semesters.
Recalculation and Additional Information
If the student does not maintain full-time enrollment at the end of the drop/add period of a semester, the student is not eligible to receive this scholarship for that semester. This scholarship in combination with any scholarships and grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition, housing, and/or board charged by the college. This scholarship will be adjusted if these costs are exceeded.
In addition to scholarship, students are encouraged to apply for additional forms of assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid here and the HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant 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.
What can I do with a degree from the Department of Natural Sciences?
Every year, graduates from Emmannuel's Department of Natural Sciences go on to do amazing things. Our alumni get into many of the top graduate schools in the nation. Here are some that recent graduates entered:
“For the first time in our history, U.S. News & World Report ranks Emmanuel College as tier one among private colleges. That’s the highest level of achievement. They also name us one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South,” EC President Michael Stewart says.
(FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.)—Congratulations to Emmanuel College’s Vice President for Finance, Dr. Kevin Crawford, and Volleyball Coach Mindy Crawford on being inducted into the Hall of Fame at Lincoln Christian University in Illinois on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The two are being honored for their significant accomplishments in the LCU Red Lions Women’s Volleyball Program.
Actor Brad Sherrill presents his new adaptation and live performance of Red Letter Jesus on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Emmanuel College Swails Center in Franklin Springs, Ga.
This free CAP event is open to the public, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Reprinted with permission from Charisma, January 2012. Copyright Charisma Media, USA. All rights reserved. www.charismamag.com
Small schools can make a big difference in everything from community to spiritual formation
Emmanuel College’s first Wednesday night chapel service of spring semester included baptizing 13 people at the Roberson Aquatic Center in the College’s new Athletic Center.
This is the first baptism service in the new facility since it opened during fall semester. In the past, baptisms on campus have taken place at the outdoor campus pool and the indoor baptismal pool at nearby Franklin Springs PH Church.