Admission Requirements and Policies

General Requirements

The sixteen (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 Transfter Credits

Specific Program Requirements

Allied Health and Science Division

Business Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allied Health and Science 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 750 (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 900 (V+M or CR+M)
  • 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

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 a full-time program. 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 school
    Procedure:
  • 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

  • A. Admission Requirements (2011-2012)
  • 2 years H.S. or college math (must include one year of algebra)
  • 1 year H.S. or college biology with lab
  • 1 year H.S. or college chemistry with lab
  • Applicants 25 years of age and younger must submit SAT scores
    • Minimum SAT score for applicant review: 900 (V + M or CR + M)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum high school or college science and math GPA: 3.0

  • Successful completion* of one year of high school- or college-level courses in chemistry (with lab), and biology (with lab) and two years of math (one of which must be algebra). A minimum GPA of (3.0) and a minimum science and math GPA of (3.0) must be achieved in these courses.

  • Successful completion means that the applicant has received a grade of “C” or better and that the course is a college-prep course (includes regular academic, honors and advanced placement course).

  • Criminal Record Clearance 
    • Students with a criminal history that would prevent licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine may not enroll in veterinary technology classes.

  • Observational, volunteer or employment experience in a veterinary facility is strongly recommended, but may not be “transferred” for course credit. Clinical externships must be completed by all veterinary technology students regardless of prior experience.

  • Acknowledged understanding of the physical ability standards required for performance in the profession, which are reviewed with each applicant during the admission process.

  • Prior to matriculation, students must be immunized against rabies and tetanus, and are required to maintain health insurance coverage for the duration of the Program. Students should consult with the Occupational Health Department at Abington Memorial Hospital or a comparable department at their local hospital. Incurred costs are the responsibility of the student.

  • Students are advised that many externship sites and off-campus laboratories are not accessible via public transportation. Students will therefore be asked to drive to these sites. Not having a driver’s license or having access to a car might compromise the externship experience.

Starting the Program:

Students must place into college-level courses in English (reading and writing) and math before they are permitted to take veterinary technology courses. Students placed into any one of the following pre-college, developmental courses, will NOT be permitted to take Veterinary Technology courses.
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      Pre-College, Developmental Courses

  1. EN065 Reading and Writing Skills
  2. EN075 Reading Strategies
  3. EN085 Writing Strategies
  4. MH080 Basic Mathematics
  5. MH090 Basic Algebra

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 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.

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

  • Criminal Record Clearance Form
    • Students with a criminal history that would prevent licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine may not enroll in veterinary technology classes.

  • Green Verification Form
    • Students must demonstrate that they are immunized against rabies and tetanus and that they possess active health insurance coverage. Students should allow at least six weeks for completion of the rabies vaccination series and should assume responsibility for the cost of the series.

  • Pregnancy and Health Risk Notification and Release Form
    • Students must document their awareness and understanding of the risks associated with working with animals, particularly those who are pregnant or immunosupressed.

  • Animal-Use Release Form
    • Students agree to hold the College harmless for risks associated with working with animals.

  • Blue College Physical Exam Form
    • Submit this form to the Admissions Office

Transferring into the Program from other majors

Students enrolled in other majors at Manor College who are interested in studying Veterinary Technology must apply to be admitted to the Program via the Admissions Office. The Change in Curriculum form is not applicable to the 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). 

 

 

 

Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Program

All students admitted to the Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate Program must possess an Associate or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited postsecondary institution, a current state license to practice nursing, and have completed 2,500 hours of clinical work as a Registered Nurse.

Students may transfer a maximum of 6 credit hours of legal courses from accredited degree-granting institutions with paralegal and/or legal nurse consulting 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 legal courses taken elsewhere.

 

 

 

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.