Marymount Manhattan

Admissions

Be bold. Be different. In other words, be yourself. While your academic performance is important, we consider all of your strengths. So tell us everything. We’re listening.

Whether you’re in high school, hoping to transfer, or an international student, we can guide and support you throughout the application process. We also welcome nondegree-seeking students to complete pre-requisites for graduate school or to take courses just for the sake of learning. And summer visiting students may enroll in courses while on break to transfer back to their home institution. Get a head start and take courses at MMC in your junior or senior year of high school

We offer rolling admissions, and we’re ready when you are. 

  • What do I do if I am denied to MMC, but want to be considered again?

    The College renders admission decisions based on all information submitted and decisions are most always final. We do allow students the opportunity to appeal the decision by writing a letter to the Dean of Admission explaining why they should be reconsidered. This letter must be accompanied with additional documentation that was not available at the time of our initial evaluation. This could include additional grades or SAT/ACT scores, a recommendation or letter from an academic officer or teacher explain your circumstances in greater detail, or something that you have accomplished since the decision that could support your success at MMC. Keep in mind that the majority of appeals are not approved, but we offer this option in case we missed something very compelling. Another path to enroll is to enroll in classes in a local community college or other college in which you have been accepted and transfer to MMC in the Spring or following Fall semester. We accept many transfer students each term and look at your college work primarily at that point. If your test scores were low or your high school GPA was not all that it could have been, this is a great option to show you can be successful at the college level. If you are already in college, we recommend that you continue your coursework at your current college and transfer when your GPA is a bit higher. 

  • Are most of MMC’s students majoring in theatre or dance?

    While we have a very robust and national reputation for outstanding programs in the performing arts, the majority of our students are not in these disciplines, and all students pursue the Liberal Arts curriculum regardless of major. About 30% of our students are pursuing Theatre and Dance majors, while 70% are in all other programs from Business, to Social Science, Humanities to Natural Science, and Fine Arts. In fact, Communication Arts is the largest single major at MMC. While you will see and hear the performing artists throughout the halls, they are just a bit more obvious to spot which often gives a perception that most students are enrolled in these programs.

  • What do MMC graduates do after graduation?

    In our Graduate Exit survey of 377 graduating students, Class of 2013, 318 students responded (84.4% response rate).  Of those responding, 87% of Marymount Manhattan graduates were either offered employment (69%) or going to graduate school (18%) at the time of graduation. A further 13% planned to travel, accept fellowships or teach abroad. Visit Career Services to learn more.

  • How many months are we in school and when do we break for holidays?

    The college operates on a semester basis with fall semester running from September to mid-December and Spring running from late-January to mid-May. There is a January intersession and two summer sessions offered. To see the academic calendar for holidays and other important dates, visit Academic Calendar.

  • Will my advanced placement, international baccalaureate, or other college credits transfer to MMC?

    Students that have taken Advanced Placement examinations administered by the College Board will be awarded credit in accordance with College policy. Six elective credits are granted for the English Language & Composition exam (score 4 or 5). Three credits of electives and three credits of ENG 180 - Narrative Fiction - are granted for the English Literature & Composition exam. The student must have the official score sheet sent to MMC. Additional credits in other academic areas are accepted in a similar way. Eligibility will be determined and credit awarded to the student upon enrollment in the College. Such credit will not exceed a maximum of 30 credits and will not count toward the thirty-credit residency requirement.

    Transfer credit is granted for IB examination scores of 4 or higher on the Higher Level Examinations. No credit is granted for the Standard Level Examinations.

    Students who are fluent in a foreign language whose instruction in that language did not take place in a formal classroom setting, may have their skills and fluency in the language evaluated for possible transfer credit by taking either the CLEP exam or the NYU Language Proficiency exam. Official scores earned must be sent to MMC. Students may earn up to 12 credits for language proficiency, but these credits may not be applied at the 300 Level or above.

    Any course taken at a regionally accredited college or university while in or out of high school will be considered for MMC credit. We simply require an official college transcript to be submitted to the Office of Admission. 

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