Freshman

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:

  • Online 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.
  • Official 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 Sciences.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.
  • Official 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.

Applicants 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.

Admission 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!