FAQs

That all depends on You! Although many of our programs are structured around lab, shop, clinical, and "hands on" activities, there are still lectures, reading assignments, and quizzes/tests. Experience has shown that 3 factors above all others determine a student's failure or success: attendance, interest and determination.

It may seem obvious, but those students who regularly attend classes and actively participate in activities will succeed at a higher rate than those who do not, regardless of ability. Writer/producer Woody Allen once said, "90 percent of success is just showing up!"

Likewise, the students who are legitimately interested in their programs and enjoy what they are doing find it easier to study, learn and participate. When students enter a program of study only for the money they expect to make once they graduate or because someone else talked them into enrolling, they often "fizzle out" and tell us "my heart just isn't in this."

Many students who in their own words were "poor students" in high school or college before have enrolled at Manhattan Tech, worked very hard, and ended up graduating at the top of their classes! Conversely, many students with outstanding ability have enrolled at Manhattan Tech and either quit or failed all of their courses due to poor attendance, interest, determination, or all of the above. Will you be successful at Manhattan Tech? That's entirely up to you.

Schedule a campus visit, research the occupation on the Internet, talk to someone who works in your field of interest…but by all means, don't be afraid to ask for help! We would love to have you as a student on our campus if that matches with your interests and goals. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

No. Manhattan Tech does not offer student housing. However, there are some apartment complexes located a short distance from the college. Manhattan Tech can provide you with a My Renter’s Guide to assist you in locating a place to live.

No, Manhattan Tech does not provide childcare. However, we can provide students with a list of local daycare/preschool centers.

Most of our programs fill about 6 months prior to the next program start date, so it is always a good idea to get your application in 6-12 months before your desired start date or even earlier if possible. Some of our most in demand programs like Electric Power & Distribution and Automotive Technology tend to fill the quickest. Furthermore, Manhattan Tech is a first come first admitted institution so we encourage students to get all required admissions material in as quickly as possible to guarantee their spot in their desired term/year.

We open the admission application one year out from the desired entrance year/term. However, a student can be accepted into the college in order to complete general education or pre-requisite courses at any point in time.

No, we do not offer any formalized job placement options. However, as a student you will receive instruction and assistance in all aspects of your job search, including resume/cover letter preparation, researching prospective employers, and interviewing. We have an extensive network of area employers who routinely look to Manhattan Tech first when hiring new employees. If you complete your program of study, and if you are somewhat flexible as to where you go to work and what type of company/business you want work for, we average better than 90% placement of our graduates.

Yes, we require students to have high school equivalency in order to be accepted to Manhattan Tech. However, we encourage students that do not have a high school equivalency to reach out, as there are options we can discuss.  

We do not need these scores for admission. We can use your ACT scores for placement in your math and writing courses if you have already taken one of those assessments, however, you are not required to complete the ACT or SAT.  The majority of our programs do require you to take a ACCUPLACER test. These scores are not used for admission, but for placement in math or English courses. Manhattan Tech offers the ACCUPLACER test on-site at no cost. We must have scores on file in order to enroll you in those courses.

The majority of our programs do not require entrance exams. However, if you are looking into one of our healthcare programs, it is best to check each programs Information and Admissions Packet located under each specific program page.

Absolutely Not! About half of our student body is made up of students age 21 or younger, but every semester we have students in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and older. All adult learners are welcome on our campus.

Absolutely! Keep in mind some limitations on transfer credit are (1) the course(s) must be equivalent courses to those offered at Manhattan Tech and taken from a regionally-accredited college/university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and (2) only courses with a grade of C or higher will transfer. Simply have the institution(s) where the other courses are completed send an official transcript to Manhattan Tech for evaluation.

Maybe! It is always up to the receiving institution how credits will transfer. If you plan to transfer to another institution after completing your studies at Manhattan Tech, you should check with that institution to see how your courses will transfer.