Fall classes begin this week! That means it's time for us to come together and celebrate a new school year! Formerly just a weekend of services, we now include all of the early events under the title of ALPHA – the first letter in the Greek alphabet, meaning new, the beginning, off to the right start.
Chris Maxwell, Campus Pastor of Emmanuel College and a member of our Social Sciences Adjunct Faculty, was recently interviewed by Epilepsy Advocate, an online and print resource dedicated to increasing awareness of Epilepsy and providing support for people and the families and friends of those diagnosed with epilepsy. In 1996, as a pastor, husband, and father, Chris was attacked unexpectedly by viral encephalitis. The scarring it caused on his brain led to small seizures and memory loss, diagnosed quickly as epilepsy.
The Health and Physical Education major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares students for teaching health and physical education in grades P-12. The Health and Physical Education major is designed to develop knowing, sharing, caring teachers with a Christian philosophy who are specialists in the areas of health and physical education.
Directions from Atlanta, GA
• Take I-85 North (toward Greenville, SC) to Exit 160 (GA 51) which is about the 159 mile marker on I-85.
• Turn right on GA 51 and go approximately 11 miles (you will cross over GA 106).
• Continue on GA 51 until you intersect with GA 145 (Gas Station will be directly in front of you).
• Turn right and go approximately 1/2 mile.
• Turn left on US 29 which will take you directly to the college (approx. 1/4 mile).
Directions from Greenville, SC
• Take I-85 South to Georgia Exit 173, Lavonia.
• Take Hwy 17 South to Royston (approximately 12 miles)
• Turn right on Hwy 29 South; go approximately two miles to arrive at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs.
From Athens (about 40 miles):
• Take Hwy 29N towards Danielsville/Royston.
• Pass through Danielsville.
• Enter Franklin Springs; Emmanuel College is on the right.
From Anderson (about 45 miles):
• Hwy 29S towards Hartwell/Royston.
• Pass through Harwell and Royston.
• Enter Franklin Springs; Emmanuel College is on the left.
Make sure to ask for the Emmanuel rate when reserving your room with any of the following:
Franklin Inn (5 mins)
Franklin Springs, GA
Days Inn (5 mins)
Jameson Inn (20 mins)
Best Western Lake Hartwell Inn & Suites (20 mins)
Shoney’s Inn (20 mins)
Sleep Inn (20 mins)
Best Western (20 mins)
Hampton Inn (30 mins)
Will I get excused from my classes for attending fall preview?
Depending on your school’s regulations we are not able to guarantee that you will be excused for the day. However, we will sign an excuse form stating reasons for your absence.
Who should attend?
High school junior or seniors, college transfers, and high school graduates are welcome. Parents, legal guardians, high school counselors, teachers, and youth pastors are also encouraged to attend.
What should I bring?
Make sure to bring any extra money with you to visit our EC Bookstore to purchase EC merchandise.
What should I wear?
You’ll want to wear some comfortable clothes that you can move around in. We will be going on a campus tour and visiting classes. If you are here for athletic tryouts you might want to bring an appropriate change of clothes for this.
What if I need to arrive late or early?
Please call the Admissions Office at 1-800-860-8800 if you are planning on arriving late or early to the event.
What if I’m from out of town?
If you are coming from out of town we can offer you information on local accommodations. [See Area Lodging]
What if I know someone on campus, can I stay with them?
If you have a relative or friend that is a current student, you are more than welcome to stay on campus. However, please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-860-8800 to notify us of your stay on campus. It will be your responsibility to get in contact with the current student so that they can contact their Resident Assistant.
I am flying into Atlanta on Thursday. Should I take a taxi to Emmanuel campus?
Contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-860-8800 if you are flying into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. We will offer you shuttle service to and from your hotel or campus stay.
How can I audition for the music department?
Unfortunately we will not be holding auditions during preview. However, our music department will be more than happy to meet with all interested music majors about the guidelines and procedures of auditioning.
Please call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-860-8800 for any additional questions.
8:45 - 10:45 am
11:00 - 11:50 am
FA Workshop for Parents
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Faculty Meet & Greet Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 pm
Financial Aid Forum (Swails)
Fine Arts Forum (WSRC 104)
Athletic Forum (Taylor Chapel)
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Financial Aid Counselors Available (Swails)
3:00 - 3:45 pm
|Ice Cream Social / Scholarship Drawing|
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Softball Game (optional)
Times and Locations are subject to change.
For a printable schedule click here.
Experience Emmanuel for yourself!
If you are registered for our upcoming Preview being held on March 21, please see the information below. Unfortunately, if you have not yet registered, signups for all of our preview events this semester are now closed! Stay tuned for upcoming Fall 2014 Preview dates. In the meantime, schedule a campus tour.
*$1,000 Preview Scholarship is for first-time, full time students at Emmanuel College only. To be eligible for the scholarship you must attend one of our Preview events and fill out an application for admission to Emmanuel College on or before that date. This scholarship is applied to the students first 2 semesters at Emmanuel ($500 per semester) and can be combined with other scholarships up to the cost of tuition. It is not transferrable or redeemable for cash. If you have any questions contact Financial Aid at 1-800-860-8800.
What is the Emmanuel Prepaid Card?
This Discover® backed Prepaid Debit Card is a pre-paid signature debit card accepted online and at Discover® merchants worldwide. Your Discover® Prepaid Debit Card is not a credit card and you are not opening a checking account. Starting Fall of 2011 it is automatically issued to all students currently enrolled at Emmanuel and is the primary way that any financial aid refunds or work-study payments are delivered to students. This free and convenient service for all students is designed to streamline our process for delivering funds to students, helping us "go green" as we shed paper check processing. The card is also loadable, which means students or students' families can place money on it that can be used to purchase books, food, gas, or practically anything from merchants that accept Discover®! It is important that every Emmanuel Student receive, activate, and hold on to the Emmanuel Prepaid card during their entire career as an Emmanuel College Student.
How do I get started?
Within a few weeks after you register for your first semester of classes, you will receive your Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card in a plain white envelope through the US mail at the address on record with your school. Once you receive your Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card, follow the enclosed instructions and immediately activate your card.To do this, visit www.Acceluraid.com/EC and click the Activate My Card button. You can also activate by phone by calling the toll-free number printed on the back of your card and following the recorded instructions. Either way, once you have activated your card, it is ready to use.
Are there fees associated with using my Discover® Prepaid Debit Card?
There are no charges for your FDIC-insured account or when electronically transferring funds to another account. It may take 2-3 days for those funds to become available at the recipient bank. There are also no charges for using your Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card to withdraw funds at Pinnacle Bank's ATM.
For additional fee information, see Appendix A as shown in your Cardholder Agreement that accompanied your Discover® Prepaid Debit Card.
Where can I view my cards’ transaction history?
You will find it easy to use the www.Acceluraid.com/EC web site where you can view the transaction history showing when you used your Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card. Take a tour of the site to learn how you can transfer funds, authorize relatives to be able to send money to you, use a credit card to load funds, and more.
Do I have to activate my Discover® backed Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card in order to use my excess financial aid funds or my work-study payments?
Yes, you must activate your Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card before you can access the funds.
Can I ask my non Emmanuel College employer to deposit my paycheck to my Discover® Card?
Yes, you can give your employer the Bank Routing Number, 103 100 195, and your Online Account Number (OAN) for the checking account number so your payroll funds can be electronically deposited to your Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card -- saving you a trip to the bank or finding a place to cash the check.
What do I need to do if I lose my Discover® Prepaid Debit Card?
Report it by calling 866-932-9579. We will immediately “lock” your Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card which means it can’t be used anywhere as a financial card. Your school will not be notified of your lost card since it is produced by our financial partner. It will remain locked until you contact us to let us know you either found it or you request a replacement card. If you find your card, we can immediately “unlock” your card and you will not have to get a replacement card. If you report your card lost, we will order a replacement Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card for you and you should receive your new card within 3 to 4 business days. There is a charge of $10.00 for the replacement Emmanuel Prepaid Debit Card.
What if I forget my PIN number?
Call the toll-free number printed on the back of your card, 7 days a week - 24 hours a day. Your PIN can be reset after verifying that you are the owner of the card. If you can’t answer the security questions, then you will have to report the card lost and request a replacement.
Does this card get reported to the credit bureau?
No, all information is kept confidential and only used by Heartland Campus Solutions (HCS) in providing this service to your school and you.
Will my personal information be shared with or given to other companies?
No, we do not share any personal information with other parties. See our policy statement in your Cardholder Agreement.
I want to pay my landlord and utility bill; can I do that without paper checks?
Simple, pay faster and easier by logging into www.Acceluraid.com/EC and click on “Bill Payment - The Easy Way” then select who you want to pay and how. You can send them a paper check or pay electronically directly from your computer. You will be asked to sign up and agree to the small fee for this service. Questions? You can click on Demo to preview the service without signing up.