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 non-matriculating students to complete pre-requisites for graduate school or to take courses just for the sake of learning. If you were a good high school student, but had a difficult first semester at college, learn about our reStart program. 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. 

  • Does MMC offer study abroad options?

    Students may spend a semester, a full academic year, or a summer or January studying abroad. The College offers a number of opportunities and formats to earn academic credits in programs throughout the world. MMC is a member of two consortia, the Academic Consortium of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), through which students may participate in study abroad programs in 50 countries. Another way to go abroad is through travel/study courses. During January and summer terms and spring break, there often are shorter term opportunities for groups of students to study in foreign countries under the guidance of a faculty member. Recent offerings include travel/study in England, Greece, and Italy. Another is independent study abroad where MMC students participate in study abroad programs offered by other institutions. MMC students have studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, South Bank University London, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Semester-at-Sea, and many other places. Lastly, we offer bilateral exchange with de Theaterschool in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a premier dance academy, where dance majors may take advantage of the option to study abroad without interrupting progress toward the completion of their degrees. For more information, visit Study Abroad. 

  • How can I afford to go to a private school in Manhattan?

    MMC offers many ways to finance your education by offering merit, talent, and need based scholarships from the College. NY State residents may qualify for state aid and US residents may qualify for federal grants, loans, and work study. We do offer a very limited pool of funds for international students, but most of their cost will be their own responsibility as they are not eligible for need-based aid. 85% of our student body receives some form of financial assistance. You can begin to explore you options by completing the Net Price Calculator for First Year Students or for Transfer Students to get an estimate of what you might receive if admitted to MMC or visit Financial Aid.

  • What are the application deadlines and how long does it take to get a decision?

    Admission to MMC is on a rolling basis which means that there is not a set deadline to submit your application. We do encourage you to apply early or before the end of your Fall semester in high school. Transfer students should apply as soon as they begin their final semester in their previous college. Once all required documents are received, it will take 2-3 weeks to receive your decision or a request for additional information. 

  • 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. 

  • Is the campus safe?

    The College is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the 55th Street Residence Hall is in Mid-town, both very safe and populated areas. At Marymount Manhattan College, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and guests are of primary importance. We employ a substantial, well-equipped, full-time staff of security officers, all licensed by the State of New York. Our security staff is on-duty 24 hours each day, seven days per week. Visitors to the College and its residence facilities will notice security personnel stationed at all main entrances. Our security administrators have developed a close working relationship with the 17th and 19th Precincts of the New York City Police Department. With that said, we realize that this is a major metropolitan area and take time to orient our students with ways to be “street smart” and always be prepared in any situation. Our safety record is very good and we invite you to review our Campus Security Report and our Crime Statistics

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