Transfer Admission

To receive an admission decision in a timely manner, we encourage students to submit an application as soon as possible.  Consider joining us for an upcoming Transfer Thursday or for another campus visit opportunity.  To speak with an admission counselor or to schedule an appointment for an interview and/or campus tour, you are welcome to contact us by phone in the Admissions Office every Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  We can be reached at 718-862-7200 or 1-800-622-9235. 

Important items to consider when transferring to Manhattan College include:

  • If you have graduated from high school and completed any course work at a two or four year college/university, you will apply as a transfer student.
  • Manhattan College operates on a rolling admission basis.  Students are permitted to apply through the first week of fall classes.
  • We will begin accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester on August 1, 2016. 
  • Housing is available for transfer students.
  • Transfer applicants for graduate programs should speak directly with the graduate admission staff.

Application Requirements - Fall 2016 Semester [+]

All of the below credentials must be on file in the Admissions Office before an application is reviewed for admission.  With the information provided, the committee on admission will make a preliminary evaluation of a student’s record.

Generally, students transferring to Manhattan are expected to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the institution where they are currently enrolled. Admissions standards will vary depending upon the space availability in the specific program.  The applicant will be notified by mail of their acceptance or rejection.  All acceptances for students who have work in progress at another college or university are conditional upon successful completion of work in progress with a minimum index of 2.50.

  • Official final high school transcript (this is required even if the student has already completed a two or four year degree)
  • Official transcript from all colleges attended 
  • A list of courses presently being taken
  • 300-650 word personal statement
  • SAT and/or ACT Score Report (Applicants applying with less than 15 college level credits complete)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • (If applicable) A.P. and/or I.B. Score Report; High School Dual Enrollment Transcript 
  • In person interview (recommended) - Skype appointments are available upon request
  • $75 application fee

Additional Requirements

Applicants to the Department of Radiological and Health Professions

After an initial academic review, applicants to the Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy Technology or Radiologic Technology program may be required to interview with the program coordinator for their area of interest.  Space is limited in these programs and students are encouraged to apply prior to May 1st for the fall semester (and before November 15th for the spring term).


International Student Applicants

All transcripts from outside of the U.S. must be translated using one of the following evaluation services: 

World Education Services

Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. 

  • High School Transcript(s) or Proof of High School Graduation
  • Course-by-course report of college transcript(s)
  • TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT Score Report 

*Please note: The evaluation service may require that your transcript documentation be submitted directly by administrators from your previous school.  If the high school or college has been closed or you are unable to reach them, you must contact the minister of education's office in your country so they can submit the information to the evaluation company on your behalf.

Transfer Credit Policy [+]

Within a few weeks of receiving an acceptance decision, students will also be informed of the number of transfer credits granted. Credit will be granted only for specific work when completed at accredited institutions whose quality and course content have been approved by the college. Ordinarily, transfer students must earn fifty percent (50%) of the credit necessary for graduation at Manhattan College.  This will normally take four semesters of study in-residence.   “P” grades may be accepted for credit but only if they represent a “C” or better as defined by the regulations of the institution of origin. Grades earned at other institutions will not be transferred to the student’s record at Manhattan College.

Scholarship Opportunities [+]

All accepted transfer students will be considered for academic scholarships during the application evaluation process.  Transfer students who receive one of our Presidential, Dean's or Chancellor's Awards have demonstrated exemplary scores in high school and on their college coursework.  To be eligible for renewal of their academic scholarship, recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while in attendance at Manhattan College.  Scholarship notifications are initially mailed home during March for fall entrants and November for students enrolling for the spring semester.

Financial Aid [+]

  • To be considered for financial aid, we require all full-time, domestic, transfer students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  Eligible New York residents should also apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  Provided an applicants FAFSA has been submitted and once the credit evaluation is complete, a financial aid package will be prepared.
  • Fall 2016 accepted students may submit a FAFSA for the 2016-17 year beginning January 1, 2016.
  • In order for spring 2017 accepted students to be eligible for financial aid, a 2016-17 FAFSA may be submitted beginning January 1, 2016.


Troy Cogburn
Director of Transfer Admissions

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