General Requirements

The 16 units of required high school preparation are as follows:

English 4, Science 1, Mathematics  2, Social Science 2 Laboratory Science 1, Electives 6

Elective subjects in any of the above areas of study will be accepted.  Manor accepts the following Transfer Credits:

Specific Program Requirements

Allied Health and Science Division

Business Division

Allied Health and Science Transfer  

  • 1 year H.S. Biology/Lab with C/70 or better
  • 1 year H.S. Chemistry/Lab with C/70 or better
  • 2 years H.S. Math (one must be algebra) with C/70 or better or one College Level Algebra or higher
  • SAT:  minimum 840 (V+M or CR+M)
  • H.S.: GPA of 2.7 or a prior College GPA of 2.5
  • Foreign Applicants (If in U.S. less than 5 years): TOEFL minimum score 520 on the paper test or 68 on the Internet based test

Dental Hygiene

Criteria (Minimum to Apply)

  • Minimum High School G.P.A. of 3.0
  • 1 year High School level Biology/Lab
  • 1 year High School level Chemistry/Lab
  • Minimum H.S. Science GPA 2.5/75
  • 2 years of High School math including Geometry
  • SAT minimum of 1000 (V+M or CR+M)
  • ACT minimum of 24
  • Previous college minimum G.P.A. of a 2.5
  • Credits from other Dental Hygiene programs will be reviewed on an individual basis
  • Minimum College Science G.P.A. 2.5 (Based on 4.0 credit science/lab courses)

Admissions Procedure

  • Interview with an Admissions Counselor
  • Completion of Admissions process by February 1

Selection Process

  • Selection is highly competitive based on the above criteria
  • Admissions is offered to 14 applicants; a wait list is also selected
  • The admissions process must be completed by February 1 (Application, all transcripts, standardized tests, and interview) to be considered for the appropriate Fall semester

Full-Time Program

The Dental Hygiene Program is full-time. Only one class is admitted each year. Accepted students will start in the summer or fall semester depending on academic background. If the initial required summer courses (English 101 and Chemistry 101) are in progress or have been completed prior to acceptance, the student will begin the program in the fall.

Placement Test Requirements

All students accepted into the Dental Hygiene program are accepted with the provision that they must place into college level coursework on Manor’s Placement Test (reading, writing and mathematics) in order to be eligible to enroll in the Dental Hygiene program. Students needing developmental courses must complete the required coursework and meet specified academic standards prior to enrolling in the Dental Hygiene program.

Placement testing must be completed within two weeks of acceptance. Students may retake each subtest only one time. Retests must be taken with ten days of initial test. Seats will not be held for students who require developmental coursework.

Required Documentation:

Prior to matriculation, students must have a tetanus inoculation, a TB test/chest X-ray (required annually) and begin the Hepatitis B vaccination series. Proof of inoculations and TB test results must be submitted prior to matriculation.

Students must also submit proof of health insurance coverage and CPR certification (Healthcare Provider Adult/Child/Infant with AED) by the designated due dates and retain both for the duration and enrollment in the program. Incurred costs are the responsibility of the student.

Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA)

  • 2 yrs. H.S. Math
  • 1 yr. H. S. Biology
  • 1 yr. H. S. Chemistry/Lab Minimum
  • H.S. GPA of 2.5
  • SAT: minimum 650 ( V+M or CR+M) If applicable, previous college GPA 2.5 Personal interview with EFDA Program Director

Specific Program Requirements Following Matriculation:

  • Student must show proof of required childhood inoculations.
  • Student must show proof of current tetanus inoculation.
  • Students must show proof of having a TB test (prior to matriculation).
  • Student must show proof of having received, or that they are beginning, required Hepatitis B Vaccine Series which must be completed by January before entering the clinical setting.
  • Students show proof of medical insurance coverage (this must be maintained throughout the entire program, demonstrating proof of, at the beginning of each semester).
  • Students must show proof of being CPR (Healthcare Provider) certified within first semester and maintain certification throughout program.

Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA) Certificate

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Certification
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Current X-Ray Certification
  • Proof of a Minimum of 3 years full-time employment in the field of dentistry
  • Letter of recommendation from employing dentist, specifically citing applicant’s four-handed chair-side ability
  • Successful completion of a Dental Anatomy course at an ADA-approved schoolProcedure:
  • Official high school transcript(s) and diploma or a GED transcript and diploma
  • Official transcripts from any college/university or any other postsecondary schools
  • Interview with Part-Time Admissions
  • Interview with EFDA Program Director

Veterinary Technology

Admissions Requirements:

High school diploma or GED is required of all applicants (AVMA requirement).  

Entry freshman college students (from high school or who hold a GED)

  • Copies of high school transcript or GED scores
  • Required SAT or ACT (within past 3 years) or College Placement Test (Accuplacer): 

SAT: > 900 combined score OR ACT: > 19 combined score OR
Accuplacer:

  • >246 or above in math
  • 240-245 or above in reading
  • 4 or above on  the essay

Transfer student from another college: 

  • A grade of ‘C’ or better in college level Math and Science
  • Placement into college level English or transfer of college level English

Transferring into the VT Program from other majors at Manor College:

  • A grade of ‘C’ or better in college level Math, Science and English 
  • Note: we recommend MH110 College Algebra, BI100 Survey of Biology and EN101 Fundamentals of Composition I

Additional Noteworthy Points:

  1. Admission to the program is contingent on the applicant’s ability to satisfy the required technical ability standards.
  2. For students who wish to enroll full-time in the VT program starting in a spring semester: the student should be able to complete all required freshman course work within the spring and subsequent summer semester, otherwise they should be counseled to start as part time students.
  3. A prior criminal record may preclude a graduate of the program from licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine and a student should consult with the State Board of Veterinary Medicine prior to matriculation if they have questions/concerns.
  4. Successful completion of the following is recommended but not required:
  • 1 year H.S. or college Biology with lab
  • 1 year H.S. or college Chemistry with lab
  • 2 years H.S. or college Math including one year of regular Algebra
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum High School or College Science and Math GPA of 3.0

Veterinary Technology students must complete and submit to the Program Director all required verification and release forms before they are permitted to take veterinary technology courses. These forms must be submitted to the Veterinary Technology Office before the commencement of classes.

Students are required to complete and submit the following documents before starting the Program:

  • IHIR Form
  • Health Risk Notification and Release Form
  • Manor College Aggressive Animal/Bite Protocol and Aggressive Animal Policies Form
  • Agreement and Release of Liability Form

Students are asked to wear their uniforms to all veterinary technology classes and laboratories. All laboratories that involve hands-on training with animals also include animal care duties outside of class time. Students are asked to anticipate and plan for completing these additional responsibilities. Off campus laboratories and externships are not easily accessible via public transportation and students are expected to provide their own transportation to these sites.

Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management

Students transferring into the B.S. in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management must be a graduate of an AVMA-accredited program of veterinary technology.

Business Division

Accounting (Associate in Science Degree)

In addition to the general admissions criteria for Manor College, students admitted to the Accounting Program should have a minimum high school GPA of “C” (2.5 equivalent).

Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Systems and Technology

(Transfer Track, Design Technology Track, Networking Track)

In addition to the general admission criteria for Manor College, students admitted to any of the tracks for the Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Systems and Technology (BA/IST) Program should have a minimum high school GPA of “C” (2.5 equivalent).

Business Administration (Associate in Science Degree) and Concentrations in International Business, Management, & Marketing

In addition to the general admissions criteria for Manor College, students admitted to the Business Administration Program or Business Administration with concentrations in International Business, Management, and Marketing Associate in Science Degree Program should have a minimum high school GPA of “C” (2.5 equivalent).

Paralegal Studies (Associate in Science Degree)

In addition to the general admissions criteria for Manor College, students admitted to the Paralegal Studies, Associate in Science Degree Program should have a minimum high school GPA of “C” (2.5 equivalent).

Students may transfer paralegal courses from accredited degree-granting institutions with paralegal programs approved by the American Bar Association subject to the approval of the Program Director and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. Students may also petition to receive credit by examination for paralegal courses taken elsewhere.

Paralegal Studies (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program)

Students admitted to the Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program must have successfully completed a Baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.) at an accredited college or university.

Students may transfer a maximum of 9 credit hours of paralegal courses from accredited degree-granting institutions with paralegal programs approved by the American Bar Association subject to the approval of the Program Director and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. Students may also petition to receive credit by examination for paralegal courses taken elsewhere.

International student applicants or resident aliens and naturalized American citizens who have completed a Baccalaureate program (or its equivalent) in another country will need to submit official original and translated transcripts into the English language, along with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. Minimum total TOEFL scores accepted: Paper-based=550, Computer-based=213 or Internet-based=79.