Admissions

Legacy Students


Why come to MU?

Did your parents, grandparents or siblings attend Manchester? For some, that's the first reason they, too, want to come here. Others think it's the best reason to go somewhere else (and then get hooked when they come to visit!)

Having family that has attended Manchester is a great way to start building connections on campus. Perhaps they lived in the same residence hall, had the same major, or even had some of the same professors as you. Maybe you’ve heard countless stories about a relative’s experiences here at Manchester. Building on their experiences and connections is a great way to start your own college experience! 

Traditions

Often times, one of the greatest advantages of being a legacy student, is sharing in the traditions that have been passed down through the generations.  Participating in events such as May Day Weekend, Haunted Garver or The Otho Winger Experience is a great way to create your own stories and memories. Then you can share your stories with your alumni connections as they come back to celebrate Homecoming each year.

Special Events

SummerFest @ The Chet

Join us on campus on Saturday, June 24 for our SummerFest @ The Chet. Connect with other prospective students, share stories with recent alums, join in the fun and celebration! Follow the link to learn more.

Visiting

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

  • 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. 
  • Homecoming is another great time to come visit.  Join your alumni connections as the celebrate their time at MU, and come learn a little about how you can become a Spartan!

Connections Award

Manchester awards all of its students with scholarships and financial aid. In addition to a merit scholarship, legacy students are eligible for our Connections Award, which adds another $1,000 to your financial aid package. Be sure to list any relatives that have attended Manchester on your application when you apply. 

How to apply

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

  • 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.
  • High School Report: Give the High School Report to your Guidance Counselor. Ask him or her to complete and send it to the Manchester University Office of Admissions.

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.

What others say

Cassy Dibley
"I feel that Manchester is a kind of tradition in my family. This connection with my family has allowed me to feel more at-home when I am away at school. There are also a lot of cool connections, for example, when I first started at Manchester, I had the same sociology professor that my mom had 25 years earlier!" – Cassandra Dibley
Lucas Al-Zoughbi
"I feel more connected to the campus and it's cool to think that my mother and grandparents were here when they were my age. It's neat to hear stories and have them visit, especially as they reminisce about the past. It's almost like a spiritual thing, I feel that Manchester has had such an influence on my life, even before I attended." – Lucas Al-Zoughbi
Zander Willoughby
"I spent my whole life adamant that I would not go to Manchester because that's where all of my aunts, uncles and cousins (even my dad for a semester!) went. When all my other college plans fell apart, Manchester was my go-to failsafe plan. Now, obviously, I love it and I'm so glad that everything else fell apart." – Zander Willoughby