Transfer students

Why Transfer to MU?

Are you considering transferring from your current college or university? If you're looking for flexible credit transfers, diverse opportunities for study and a track record of outstanding student successes, then Manchester could be your place! 

Manchester offers more than 60 areas of study to meet a wide variety of academic interests and opportunities. We prepare our students for what's next by getting them real experience and, because of our academic excellence, our students stand out against the competition. In fact, 97 percent of Manchester's 2013 graduates were employed, in graduate programs or service work within six months of graduation. 

Credit Transfer Information

Naturally, you should be concerned that your hard-earned credits will transfer to Manchester from your current or previous college or university. Manchester will work with you individually to make sure that your credits are reviewed thoroughly and that you understand the credit transfer process. Here are a few general guidelines to see whether your class will transfer:

  • Credits were awarded by an accredited institution
  • Course is a 100 level or higher
  • You received a grade of a C or higher
  • Manchester offers a course equal to and/or fits our core curriculum
  • Classes to be applied to a major will need approval from academic department

We do have a partial listing of classes that are commonly transferred into Manchester from other institutions. These are NOT all the courses that are accepted, but a sampling. Please contact us with questions regarding a specific course(s). 

Students who attend or plan to attend Ivy Tech can take advantage of our Bridge Program. Manchester has designated specific courses that  are transferable so that you may plan ahead.

Visiting

The best way to find out if Manchester is a good fit for you is to visit us. Manchester offers several visit options. 

  • Transfer Visit Days are days designed especially for students thinking about transferring to Manchester. You'll meet with admissions staff, take a tour and have lunch. You can also meet with faculty members and coaches and sit in on a class. The dates for the transfer visit days are:
    • Thursday, March 13
    • Wednesday, April 16
    • Thursday, April 24
  • You may schedule Individual Visits Monday through Friday and still experience the options above.
  • Saturday Visits provide a structured experience with a welcome/admissions session, tour and information about our academic programs. 

SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT

Application Process

To apply for admission to Manchester University as a transfer student, you can apply online using Manchester's Application or via The Common Application. You also will need to submit the following items:

  • 250-word writing sample: You can write this especially with Manchester in mind, or include something you've written for a past project.
  • Official Transcripts: Official, final transcripts from high school and all colleges you have attended must be sent to the Office of Admissions. GED scores are also accepted. If you have been out of school more than five years you still must submit transcripts, but work experience and other accomplishments will be given considerable weight. Please submit information about these experiences in writing.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Manchester accepts both SAT and ACT scores. If exam scores are not included in your high school transcripts, you'll need to request they be sent to Manchester. Contact Manchester's transfer coordinator if you need assistance. You do not need to submit test scores if you are 25 years of age or older.
  • Academic Reference Form: Give the Academic Reference Form to a college professor or academic advisor. Ask him or her to complete and send it to the Manchester University Office of Admissions.
  • Transfer Student Information (TSI) Form: Submit the Transfer Student Information Form (TSI) form completed by the registrar at the last college or university you attended.

Send it in! All materials should be sent to the Office of Admissions, Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave., P.O. Box 365, North Manchester, IN 46962-0365. Fax 260-982-5239.

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Scholarships/Financial Aid

Manchester values the experiences of our transfer students. They bring different perspectives to learning and add value to our community. To show support of our incoming transfers, Manchester offers a variety of merit-based and Manchester-funded scholarships. Below are some of the scholarships for which you might be eligible:

  • Merit/Academic Scholarships (based on previous experience from other colleges/universities/high school) – students could receive up to $17,000 per year.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $17,000 per year for those students who are documented PTK members
  • Additional Manchester Scholarships (per year)
    • MSLA (by application) – Multicultural Student Leadership Award
    • Out of State Grant - $3,000 to any student who does not reside in Indiana
    • Connections Award - $2,000 to any student who has had a relative attend Manchester
    • Church of the Brethren Scholarship - $3,500 to students who are members of the Church of the Brethren
    • Music Scholarships – Audition-based scholarships (up to $2,500)
    • Manchester Grant – based on FAFSA information that evaluates financial need and academic performance
Contact Information

BrandiSchuman  Your admissions counselor is Brandi Chauncey at bcchauncey@manchester.edu or 800-852-3648.

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