As a fully-accredited, four-year, Christian college of
the liberal arts & sciences in a suburban seaside neighborhood on Boston's
historic South Shore, just half a mile from the Boston subway and a
quarter-mile from the most picturesque of the Boston Harbor beaches, Eastern
Nazarene College is in a perfect position to provide the ideal balance between
faith and academe.
Eastern Nazarene College offers admission to qualified
applicants who demonstrate appropriate academic achievement, good character,
extracurricular involvement, and community engagement. First-time freshman
applicants who present a minimum of 540 for Evidence- Based Reading and Writing
and 510 for Math on the SAT or a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT are
eligible for full admission to the College. The Committee on Admissions will
review application portfolios that do not meet the minimum admission
requirements, and these applicants may be considered for admission through the
Bridge Program at Eastern Nazarene College. Prior to considering an application
for the Bridge Program, the Committee on Admissions may require the applicant
to take placement testing, and may ask the student to provide additional
materials attesting to readiness for college.
The College grants admission on a rolling basis, so we
highly encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible
following your junior year, or early in your senior year, of high school. In
order to complete your admission portfolio and be considered for admission to
ENC, you must submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions:
Application for Admission
This is the first step in the application process at Eastern Nazarene College.
You must personally complete the free online application form
and submit it to the Office of Admissions at ENC.
High School Record
Applicants to ENC's traditional undergraduate program should have a solid
academic program in high school; we recommend the following minimum college
preparatory units: 4 years of English, 2 years of History, 2 years of Social
Science, 3 years of Language, 3 years of Mathematics, and 2-3 years of
You must arrange to have an official signed & sealed copy of your secondary
school transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions at Eastern
Nazarene College. A final transcript with a graduation date must also be sent
to the College after graduation. If your secondary school requires that you
submit a request form, you can download ENC's transcript request
form. If you have a GED, an official score report and partial secondary
school transcript are required. If you are homeschooled and seeking advice
regarding secondary school transcripts, please feel free to contact your
individual Enrollment Counselor.
Standardized Test Scores
You must submit to the Office of Admissions an official
report of your standardized test scores for either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Assessment
Test of the American College Testing Program (ACT). ENC's code for
the SAT is 3365 and the ACT is 1818. Scores submitted on official secondary
school transcripts (see above) are considered official, as well. An Accuplacer
test may also be required.
should also submit all college transcripts, if dual-enrolled. For students who
take the Advanced Placement (AP) Test, a score of three will result in a waiver
and a score of four or five will result in a waiver with credit for the
equivalent course in most cases. Students who take CLEP exams and receive the
minimum score listed will receive college credit and waiver of the listed requirement.
Students must have official scores for AP and CLEP exams sent to the Office of
the Registrar at Eastern Nazarene College for evaluation. For further details
refer to the Academic Information and Policies section of the catalog.
to the College is selective, but all applicants have a personal Enrollment
Counselor and the application process is intended to be an interactive one. The
Director and the Committee on Admissions also employ an assessment method that
evaluates all admission criteria equally when making admission decisions.
Notification of the admission decision is made year-round, on a case-by-case
basis, and as soon as possible after all the required materials have been
received. If you have any questions about the application process, please do
not hesitate to contact your individual Enrollment Counselor!