Our Admissions Process

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What you should know about our admissions process

... and tell your students about Manchester

  • Students can apply online with Manchester’s application or with the Common Application.
  • Manchester’s admissions cycle is rolling, and students can apply anytime, but should consider applying in the fall of their senior year, or the summer before.
  • Students are instructed to request their high school transcripts from their school counselor. See Submitting Transcripts below.
  • Manchester does not require SAT/ACT test scores.
  • Along with applying to MU, students should list Manchester on their FAFSA (Code 001820) to receive a financial aid notification. FAFSA submission opens Oct. 1, and Indiana’s deadline for submission is April 15. See FAFSA Help below.
  • Admissions decisions about acceptance are usually made two weeks from time of application.
  • When students are ready to commit to Manchester, they should submit an Intent to Enroll form, and an admissions counselor will guide them through the rest of the admissions process.
  • MU admissions counselors are matched with students according to their majors to better guide them into the first steps of their academic journeys.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit MU, in person or virtually, to help them decide if we’re a good fit for them. http://manchester.edu/visit

Encourage your students to learn more at https://www.manchester.edu/admissions

Submitting Transcripts

Students applying to Manchester are instructed to request their high school transcripts from their guidance counselors. We can accept these electronically, via Naviance, Docufide, or Parchment. If you use another online submission site, contact a Manchester admissions counselor to make certain we can receive it.

Once we receive the transcript and a completed application, we will contact the student within two weeks regarding their admissions status. Because we are on a rolling admission basis, we will admit students year-round and help them start to discover how successful they can be here. Juniors can apply the summer before their senior year and can be admitted as early as Sept. 1.


Once each new year begins, the Office of Admissions prepares to help families with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our FAFSA code is 001820 and admissions counselors would be more than happy to help any student or family as they begin the process. Refer them to our Office of Student Financial Services for some general information or call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-852-3648. You, a student, or a family member can also set up an informational session to ask any questions about the FAFSA.

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