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Why Camino?

The Camino program is an academic based program designed to provide academic support and resources to native Spanish speaking students. The Camino program keeps with the Manhattan College mission of providing contemporary, person-centered, faith-based educational experiences that will provide an opportunity to matriculate into Bachelor's degree program.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Native Spanish Speaker
  • Designated ENL student at any point in high school
  • G.P.A average 75-85
  • Personal Essay in English
  • No SAT requirement 

Additional Requirement: 

  • Take the English Placement Test that will be offered by Manhattan College Camino Program

Program Details

  • The Camino Program provides a four semester associate degree program in General Studies. The student will reinforce their English skills while acquiring a degree. Additionally, the student will benefit from tutoring, study groups, and academic counseling to help them succeed at Manhattan College. 
  • Upon successfully graduating with the associate degree the student will have the opportunity to transfer into bachelor degree program at Manhattan College. 

Program Highlights

  • Credit bearing courses upon enrollment. 
  • Intensive English language support throughout duration of program.
  • Courses are taught in English by diverse and bilingual faculty.
  • Small group classes with individualized attention.
  • One-on-one tutoring and peer tutoring available.
  • Students receive a laptop upon entering the program.

Upon successfully graduation of the associate degree, the student will have the opportunity to transfer into a bachelor's degree program at Manhattan College. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Camino Program is to provide native Spanish speaking students with an associate's degree while improving their oral and written English language proficiency. The program is committed to providing a curriculum inspired by the Lasallian core principles of quality education, social justice, leadership, and equality. To accomplish this mission the program is committed to collaborating with diverse faculty, administrators, and staff who not only reflect the student body composition but are committed to justice for diverse students and communities.