Freshmen Requirements

Manhattan College operates on a rolling admissions basis; however, priority is given to applications received on or before March 1. We begin accepting applications for review as early as October for the following fall semester. In most cases, however, mid-year grades are required before a final decision is made.

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit the following:

1. Official High School Transcript

Course selection and performance will be considered when evaluating a student’s academic record.

  Required units Recommended units
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Lab Sciences 2 4
Mathematics 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
Electives 2  

2. SAT and/or ACT Scores

Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT are reviewed during the admissions process. The Writing section is required for placement in college writing courses. Only a student’s highest scores will be considered.

3. Recommendation Letter

One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required. Applicants may submit up to three academic letters. Students are also permitted to submit an additional character reference.

4. Personal Essay

Applicants must submit a brief personal statement or college essay, using either the Manhattan College essay topic or one of the Common Application essay topics. This essay should be roughly 500 words.

5. $60 Application Fee