Policies & Disclosures

  • Grade Replacement Policy

    The Manhattan College grade course replacement policy only applies to any student who has not met the minimum required grade for his/her program of study. When the student repeats the same course at Manhattan College the higher of the two grades is used in calculating the student’s GPA.

    The lower grade will remain on the student’s record but will not be used in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. No additional credits are earned. All grades earned will appear on the student’s transcript.

    Please read the attached document information and instruction on the grade replacement policy:

    Undergraduate Grade Replacement Policy and Form

    Graduate Grade Replacement Policy and Form 

  • Gainful Employment Disclosures

    In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Rule, the College is providing this information for its non-degree certificate programs. The Gainful Employment information provided at the links below is specific to each respective Manhattan College non-degree certificate program. If fewer than 10 students completed the program in a specified year, some information is not listed as permitted by the U.S. Department of Education in order to preserve student confidentiality. The College is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

    Green Power and Sustainable Energy Advanced Certificate (CIP: 30.9999)

    • Registered as: Green Power and Sustainable Energy Advanced Certificate ( HEGIS 4904.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Green Power and Sustainable Energy 
    • Related occupations: Engineering, business analytics, economics, sustainability, and organizational leadership.

    Advanced Certificate in School Counseling (CIP: 13.1101)

    • Registered as: School Counselor (HEGIS 0826.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
    • Related occupations: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

    Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Extension  (CIP 13.1101)

    • Registered as: Bilingual Extension: School Counseling (HEGIS 0826.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
    • Related occupations: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

    Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services (CIP 13.1101)

    • Registered as Bilingual PPS: ITI (HEGIS 0899.6)
    • CIP Program Name: Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
    • Related occupations: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

    Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling (CIP: 42.2803)

    • Registered as Mental Health Counseling (HEGIS 2104.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Counseling Psychology
    • Related occupations: Mental Health Counselors

    Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership (CIP: 13.0404)

    • Registered as School Building Leader (HEGIS 0828.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
    • Related occupations: Education Administrators, Postsecondary

    Advanced Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies (CIP 13.0401)

    • Registered as Advanced Leadership Studies (HEGIS 0827.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Educational Leadership and Administration, General
    • Related occupations: Education Administrators, Postsecondary

    Certificate Program in Radiation Therapy Technology (CIP 51.0907)

    • Registered as Radiation Therapy Technology (HEGIS 5207.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
    • Related occupations: Radiation Therapists

    Certificate Program in Nuclear Medicine Technology (CIP 51.0905)

    • Registered as Nuclear Medicine Technology (HEGIS 5207.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
    • Related occupations: Nuclear Medical Technologist    

    Advanced Certificate in Special Education – Bilingual Education Certificate (CIP 13.1001)

    • Registered as: Bilingual Special Education (HEGIS 0802.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Special Education and Teaching, General
    • Related occupations: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

    Advanced Certificate in Applied Mathematics/Data Analytics (CIP 27.0301)

    • Registered as: Applied Mathematics/Data Analytics (HEGIS 1703.00)
    • CIP Program Name: Applied Mathematics
    • Related occupations:
  • Transfer Credit & Related Policies


    Transfer Admission

    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 Admissions will make a preliminary evaluation of a student’s record.

    Generally, students transferring to Manhattan are expected to have a minimum 2.50 cumulative average 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.

    1. Official final high school transcript
    2. Official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended
    3. A list of courses presently being taken
    4. Applicants must submit a brief personal statement or college essay
    5. SAT and/or ACT Score Report (Applicants applying with less than 15 college level credits)
    6. (If Applicable) A.P. and/or I.B Score Report

    Additional Requirements 

    Transfer 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 Nov. 15th for the spring term).

    International Transfer Admission

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

    • World Education Services
    • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    • Globe Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    1. High School Transcript(s) or Proof of High School Graduation
    2. Course-by-course report of college transcript(s)
    3. TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT Score Report from within the last two years.

    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.  Additionally, there shall be no grades entered in the student’s record for A.P., CLEP or I.B. credits. 

    Transfer Credit Policy for School of Continuing & Professional Studies

    SCPS advising will review credits obtained from the following:

    • An accredited institution of higher education,
    • CLEP exams, and/or
    • ​Professional training credits accredited through NCCRS.

    Your advisor will evaluate all credits from your previous academic experiences. However, only those credits applicable to your program will be transferred, based on the evaluation completed by SCPS advising. The SCPS advising team receives official transcripts and assesses all credits completed. Once transfer credits have been determined and approved the student will receive a transfer credit evaluation.

    For undergraduate programs, for credits to be accepted they must have a grade of C or better. Students may transfer up to 75 credits. Once the transfer credits are approved the Assistant Dean will confirm with the student who has requested credit assessment.

    Credit for Off-Campus Courses

    Once matriculated into a degree-granting program (major) at Manhattan College (College), a student may not take off-campus courses offered by another accredited institution for transfer to the College without prior written approval from the student’s academic advisor and the student’s dean. A maximum of 12 credits may be taken in off-campus courses.  Each school may set limitations on what types of courses may or may not be approved for its students that are consistent with the College’s overall requirements. 

    Credit for courses taken at other institutions by matriculated students of Manhattan College will be recognized under the following conditions:

    1. Required courses in a major or in a minor may not be taken off-campus except in extenuating circumstances and with compelling reasons, and with the approval of the chair of the major program or the minor program, respectively.
    2. Only courses from accredited two- and four-year colleges and from accredited universities will be considered.
    3. Written approval to take such courses is obtained in advance from the Dean of the student’s School. On-line courses are acceptable if approved.
    4. The required form and transcript are filed with the Registrar and the required fee is paid to the Bursar.
    5. The grade received at the other institution is equivalent to or higher than the Manhattan College grade of C. Grades earned at other institutions will not be transferred to the student’s record at Manhattan College.
    6. Study-abroad courses do not count toward the 12-credit maximum.
    7.  The required nine (9) credits of Religious Studies courses – RELS 110, a 200-level course in Catholic Studies, and a 300-level course from Global Studies and Contemporary Issues – are at the core of the Lasallian heritage of the College. Generally, these courses will be taken on-campus.  These courses are offered in both in-class and on-line formats by the College.  A required RELS course may be taken off-campus if the RELS program does not offer enough openings in the course.  Any exceptions will only be permitted for one of the three-credit RELS courses and as part of the overall 12 credits allowed.  Any RELS course taken off-campus to meet the nine credit hour requirement will require review for equivalency or substitutability by the dean of the School of Liberal Arts before approval by the student’s dean.
    8. Each School may adopt additional guidelines to meet specific accreditation or curricular requirements for its programs.

    This policy will come into force starting the 2017-2018 academic year for all students enrolled at that time and subsequently.


    College Credit

    Students completing college-level work completed in high school may be awarded transfer credit.  Students must submit an official, seal-bearing transcript from an accredited college/university demonstrating satisfactory achievement.  In some cases students may be asked to submit a catalogue description and syllabus for courses in order to determine the appropriateness of the coursework as it relates to the students intended program of study. 

    Each transcript should be sent to the Office of Admissions and will be considered by the Academic Dean and/or Academic Advisor in the School the student has been accepted into.

    A student’s assigned Assistant Dean and/or Academic Advisor will work with students receiving college credits from high school to make any changes necessary in their programs of study.

    Advanced Placement

    Advanced Placement Examinations given by the College Entrance Examination Board may be considered for Manhattan College credit.  Official scores from these exams should be sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as they become available.  Credit may be awarded for an exam score of four or five at the discretion of the Dean of the school the student has been accepted into.

    A student’s assigned Assistant Dean and/or Academic Advisor will work with students receiving advanced placement credits to make any changes necessary in their programs of study.

    College Proficiency Examination Program (CPEP)

    Manhattan College is a participant in the New York State College Proficiency Examination Program (CPEP) and subscribes to its policy of credit by examination regardless of the individual’s background or formal preparation. For further information, contact:

    CPE Program
    Cultural Education Center
    Albany, New York 12230

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    Newly matriculated students may apply for a maximum of 12 CLEP credits for examinations taken prior to matriculation. Any CLEP credit granted will count toward the total transfer credit allowed by each of the six schools of the college.  Students enrolled in the college will not be given credit for CLEP tests.*  The minimum CLEP score for credit will be 50. A higher minimum score for “level 2” credit for foreign languages will be required. The college will follow the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines for awarding credit. Individual departments should examine the minimum score and number of credits for CLEP examinations. For further information, contact:

    College Board
    P.O. Box 6600
    Princeton, NJ 08541

    * Students enrolled in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) may request to sit for CLEP exams after matriculation. SCPS Students who wish to take a CLEP exam, while enrolled in an SCPS program, must have approval from their program director and must receive confirmation from their advisor that the exam will meet the requirements of the program curriculum before exam results can be accepted. SCPS Students may not earn more than 12 hours from CLEP examinations after matriculation.


    International Baccalaureate

    Manhattan College welcomes applicants with International Baccalaureate credits or the International Baccalaureate diploma. Manhattan will grant credit for higher-level examination scores of 5, 6 or 7 if the examination is in an appropriate academic area. The Dean of each school will make the decision on appropriate academic level in consultation with individual departments.


    Transfer Credit

    A maximum of six credits for graduate courses completed at another institution prior to matriculation at Manhattan College may be granted if the courses are equivalent to those required at Manhattan College. The courses must have been taken within the five year period prior to acceptance as a matriculated student and have been awarded the grade of B or better. Request for such transfer credit must be made at the time of filing the application for admission. In general, credits that have been used to earn one degree may not be applied to the degree requirements of another degree. The request for transfer credit must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Courses accepted for transfer credit will be noted on the Manhattan College academic record. However, the grades will not be counted in the Manhattan College grade point average.

    Off-Campus Credit

    It is understood that all courses for the degree must be taken at Manhattan College. For compelling reasons and in rare instances, however, a student may secure permission to earn a maximum of six transfer graduate credits at another institution transferable to the Manhattan College record. Written permission to take such work must be obtained by the student in advance from the chair or director and the dean of the school. When such a course is completed, the student must arrange for an official transcript to be mailed directly by the institution where the course was taken to the office of the program director or the dean of the school in which the student is enrolled and must pay the "Off-Campus Courses" fee per course before the course is entered on his/her academic record by the office of the Registrar. Only courses which have earned a B grade or better are transferable. A student who was granted six transfer credits on admission is not eligible for any further transfer of credits during his/her matriculation.