Admissions Update COVID-19

The Admissions Office at Manhattan Tech is committed to assisting prospective students during this uncertain time due to COVID-19. Manhattan Tech has made the difficult decision to suspend all on-campus events until June 1st. As a result, we will not be holding any on-campus tours/group visits or program orientations until further notice. In the meantime, we have and are working to devlop many helpful resources on our website. You can join an admissions representative for a virtual hangout meeting, take a virtual tour, and browse the online campus viewbook. If you have any questions, please contact our office at

The Manhattan Tech campus is closed as ordered by Governor Kelly and the RCHD.  All campus visits will move to a virtual format beginning April 6, 2020 until further notice.

ACCUPLACER placement testing is currently being conducted online in remote sessions proctored live using Zoom.  The sessions are treated just as if they are face-to-face in our testing center.  You must be enrolling with Manhattan Tech and have a reliable webcam and microphone on your computer.  

Register for your ACCUPLACER today.  If you have questions or need assistance, email


Regarding admissions:

The Manhattan Tech Office of Admissions is closely monitoring the developing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are aware that some secondary schools are facing disrupted schedules, indefinite suspensions, or have moved to online education. Students attending schools that have enacted precautionary measures related to the spread of the coronavirus will not be penalized in our application review. This includes prospective students who have not yet applied but may be affected by test cancellations or an abbreviated academic year. Applicants should continue to fulfill their high school requirements as set by their schools. We will work with students and counselors to understand any modifications that have been established.

To all students, their families, and colleagues living in affected areas, we wish you health and safety. 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at

In accordance with federal, local, and state recommendations/mandates the college will be conducting all admission appointments virtually until further notice. Campus visits will be conducted via Zoom ideally.

  • If you have already scheduled a campus visit, please know a representative will reach out to you with instructions for rescheduling your appointment.
  • Please use the scheduling tool SetMore to schedule your virtual hangout appointments. Note that admissions will confirm your appointment by sending you a Zoom calendar request. Additionally, admissions will initiate the appointment through Zoom.

Please be patient with admission representatives as prior appointments may be running long due to the nature of this situation. We will do our best to initiate the appointment as close to the start of the scheduled appointment as possible but ask that you are logged in and available at your scheduled time. You will find instructions on how to participate in a Zoom meeting below.  

During your appointment, please make every effort to be in a quiet space to ensure clear communication. For best service, please be logged into Zoom from a laptop, tablet or desktop with webcam/microphone capabilities to ensure full usage of the software including video, audio and screen sharing.  

Instructions: Participate in a Zoom meeting

Once your appointment is booked through the online scheduling tool (SetMore) you will receive a Zoom calendar invite request to the email provided through the scheduler. This will contain all the information necessary to join the Zoom meeting.

Zoom can be accessed via various methods:

Email Link: 

  • Click the join link in your email or calendar invitation.

  • Depending on your default web browser, you may be prompted to open Zoom.


For additional assistance refer to the Zoom Support Website.

What you should know before your meeting

  • Please join the meeting at your scheduled appointment time. If you are late to join, our admissions representative may not be able to accommodate an extension to the meeting time.
  • Please be prepared and dressed as though you are attending an in-person meeting. 
  • We strongly recommend that you use a desktop/laptop with a stable internet connection in a quiet area to ensure safety and security.
  • If you choose to use your phone, please do not do so while driving. Our admissions representatives reserve the right to end the meeting if this occurs.
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Schedule Time with Admissions Representative

Virtual Campus Tour

Online Campus Viewbook

The following are commonly asked questions related to admissions. 

COVID-19 Admission FAQs

The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) and Governor Laura Kelly issued Stay-At-Home Orders to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, March 29, Manhattan Area Technical College made the difficult decision to close campus to the public until further notice and suspend all on-campus events until June 1st. As a result, we will not be holding any on-campus tours or group visits on campus until further notice.

In the meantime, we have many helpful resources on our website. You can join an admissions representative for a virtual hangout meeting, take a virtual tour (currently under development), and browse the admission and program viewbooks. If you have any questions, please contact our office at

The Manhattan Tech Office of Admissions is working remotely until further notice. You may contact us via email between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm CST.  Our physical campus is currently closed to all visitors and guests until further notice.

Online Virtual Hangout Scheduler


Due to the ever-evolving challenge of the COVID-19 coronavirus and per CDC recommendations, Manhattan Tech is cancelling all events on campus. Refer below for the most recent cancellation/postponement event/activity list.

  • Manhattan Tech’s National Signing Day - Cancelled
  • Spring Open House – Cancelled
  • Spring Commencement – Event Cancelled at KSU Ballroom, The college is reviewing alternate methods to celebrate the academic achievements of our students and will release details later.
  • Campus Visits – Cancelled until March 30th
  • Group Visits – Cancelled until June 1st

FFA Ag Mechanics and STEM Camp are under review by multiple entities and when a decision has been made an update will be provided.

Program orientations are currently being reviewed and looking to be held around the first and second week in June. If in person orientations are not able to be conducted the admissions office is looking into alternative methods for orientation and enrollment for the fall 2020 semester. Refer to your Manhattan Tech email for updates from the admissions office.