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Transitional Program

A transitional student is one who has been admitted under the premise that he or she may need additional support in order to be successful in college. Students are classified as transitional by the Office of Admissions.

The overall goals and objectives of the program are to:

  • Assist transitional students in making a successful transition to college.
  • Provide opportunities for transitional students to develop connections with other students and key staff from our many resource centers. This will enable them to take advantage of the vast opportunities available.
  • Encourage transitional students to develop personal goals and to plan for college and for life learning.
  • Enable students to recognize components of a successful college experience including health and wellness issues, time management, and study skills.

Students admitted through the Transitional Acceptance Program fall under the oversight of the Center for Academic Success during their first semester. Students are required to attend a series of workshops through the Student Enrichment Program which will ease the transition to Manhattanville. Students must also successfully complete 12 credits with at least a 2.0 grade point average by the end of their first semester. Although 12 credits must be successfully completed by the end of the first semester, we recommend that students register for no fewer than 15 to 16 credits per semester. If these criteria are met, the student will no longer be considered a transitional student. If these criteria are not met, the student could be placed on academic probation or dismissed from the college.


As a transitional student it is your responsibility to meet the following requirements throughout the semester:

  • Register for no fewer than 15 to 16 credits, unless you are in the HELP program.
  • Attend a semester of Mville 101.
  • Meet regularly with your Academic Advisor.
  • Utilize the resources Manhattanville offers to support the success of all its students (e.g., Academic Resource Center, Counseling Center, etc.)
  • Successfully complete 12 credits with at least a 2.0 GPA at the conclusion of the semester in order to be successfully removed from transitional status and avoid academic probation.

Student Enrichment Program

The Student Enrichment Program consists of a series of workshops designed to ease the transition to Manhattanville college life. Workshops are led by outside presenters, staff and administrators, which span such topics as time management, study skills, exploring community resources, and advising. It is a zero-credit course, but it will appear on your transcript and it is taken Pass/Fail. Students will be pre-registered for this course.

If you have any questions regarding the Transitional Program, please contact Mrs. Tamberlyn Johnson (Coordinator of Student Services & Office Manager) at 914-323-5463 or