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Requirements & Application Process

There are two bachelor's degree programs available for adult students (age 23+). You can complete either program by transferring in credits that you earned at a former college, or you can complete the entire degree program at Manhattan College. Both programs have the same requirements.

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Applications are accepted throughout the year and a new term starts every seven weeks. There's no need to wait until September to start your program, you can begin at any new term throughout the year. See the academic calendar for more information about start dates.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be a working adult (23 years or older)
  • Proof of high school graduation
  • Official transcripts of college credits (if transferring in credits)
  • 1 letter of recommendation from an employer
  • 2-page typed personal statement (minimum of 500 words)

Application Process

  • Complete the online application, including submission of the required documents listed above
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee
  • Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year; there is no set deadline
  • You will be notified of your acceptance via postal mail approximately 2-4 weeks after submitting your completed application, including all required documents

International Students


  • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

English Language Requirement

  • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
  • Applicants who do not have TOELF/IELFTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.