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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

  • Official High School transcript or GED report and, if applicable, college transcripts. Sealed or official electronic copies of college transcripts should be sent directly to Manhattan College.
  • Current resume demonstrating at least two years of professional experience or comparable competency after completing high school.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be written by individuals who can write about your personal and professional qualities, such as a supervisor, colleague, teacher, clergy, or military personnel. In both letters your references should clearly explain their relationship to you.
  • Written personal statement (minimum of 500 words) sharing your educational,professional, and personal goals and a description of how your professional and life experiences make you a good fit for this program. You should also provide examples of how your experiences outside of your education have prepared you to be a student in the Continuing and Professional Studies program.

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 email approximately 2-4 weeks after submitting your completed application, including all required documents.

International Students

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  • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

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.