Frequently Asked Questions about MCNY
How long do these programs take to complete?
Because of our accelerated programs and the fact that we offer a 3-semesters a year, students can:
- Earn an Associate of Arts Degree in 1 year and 4 months;
- Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Human Services in 2 2/3 years or even less, with applicable transfer credits;
- Earn a Master of Public Administration, an MS in Education or an MBA in 1 year. (Note: The
MPA in Emergency & Disaster Management is a 16 month program.)
When may I apply?
We recommend that applications be submitted at least 1 month prior to the start of the semester; however, applications can be made at any time on a year-round basis. The College accepts students on a rolling basis for the 3 terms per year. Semesters begin as follows: Fall--immediately following Labor Day; Spring--the first week of January; Summer--late April/ Early May. Graduate students can apply anytime to begin their studies in either the Fall or Spring semester.
How large is your student body?
Our student body consists of approximately 1,100 students.
What are the entrance requirements for International students?
The College may issue foreign students the I-20 (student visa) if they qualify. Students who do not consider English their native language are required to submit TOEFL results with a score of 550 or above and 600 or above for graduate study. Foreign students must show financial support and are not eligible for any financial aid. However, they may qualify for scholarship assistance and may be eligible for a bank loan if the student has a co-signer.
What are some of the unique features of Metropolitan College of New York?
Our College offers small classes, individualized learning, free tutoring services, an academic resource center, a complete research library, and the only curriculum that enables a person to complete a fully accredited Bachelor's Degree in 2 years and 8 months and a Master’s Degree in as little as one year, while working full-time. Also, the curriculum offers the opportunity to have several different internships or employment opportunities.
Is Metropolitan College of New York accredited?
Yes, the College holds accreditation from the Middle States Association
of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606)
and from the New York State Board of Regents. In addition, the College is
a member the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration;
the American Association of Education; the American Association of Higher
Education; the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New
York; the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning; and the Commission
on Independent Colleges and Universities. MCNY is also an associate member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
What are the requirements for transfer students?
A student's credentials will be evaluated to determine if an entrance examination is required before entering the College. The College can only transfer credits that have been obtained from an accredited college or university with coursework comparable to ours, in which students have earned a grade of "C" or better. Transfer credits older than 10 years (5 years for technical courses) will not be acceptable for transfer.
What is the total number of credits that I can transfer?
Credits are transferred on a credit-by-credit basis. The maximum number of transfer credits that can be obtained is 64. Those students transferring from certain colleges with an articulation agreement with Metropolitan College of New York must speak to a counselor to find out which colleges participate.
When do I begin interning?
Human Services students must begin their internship in the second semester. A minimum of 14 hours per week is required and must be in the related field. Business students must be either employed, have an internship or volunteer in a business setting by the second semester.
What are some of the career choices a Degree in Human Services will offer me?
Alumni of our Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education have gone on to excel in such fields as: foster care, counseling, education, gerontology, human service administration, mental health, human resources, law, public health, community services, criminal justice, health administration and government. Some graduates have started their own nonprofits.
How about some career fields for business graduates?
Our alumni have gone on to be successful in the fields of: management, marketing, investment, advertising, personnel administration, computer information systems, international banking/media, publishing, training and development and real estate. In addition, many of our alumni have started their own businesses.
After completion of my Bachelor's Degree, can I continue my education toward a graduate degree program?
Yes, over 60% of our alumni have gone on to graduate degrees at some of the top colleges and universities in the tri-state area. They have gone on to graduate degrees in fields such as Law (J.D.), business administration (M.B.A.), public administration (M.P.A.), social work (M.S.W. and D.S.W.), education (M.Ed.), counseling (M.A.) and clinical psychology (Ph.D.), and many other graduate degree and certificate programs.
I have been out of school for a long time and I am reluctant to begin attending full-time...
The majority of our students are adults who have either never attended college or who stopped attending college due to family or personal obligations. Our unique curriculum has been specifically designed to accommodate the adult student. Our flexible schedules make it possible for students to attend classes full-time without forcing them to disrupt their professional or personal lives. You can work full-time and earn credits while applying what you learn in class to what you do on the job.
Can I get college credits for my life experience?
- For the Audrey Cohen College of Human Services and Education:
Yes, the College offers exemption for life experience providing that the student can validate his/her prior work and/or professional experiences. Students can apply for life experience credits in Purpose II of the Human Services Program for up to 48 credits. A detailed portfolio is developed under faculty guidance in our Advanced Standing Program.
For the School of Management:
A CLEP (College Level Examination Program) policy permits students to earn up to 35 credits towards their baccalaureate by taking the appropriate examinations in such fields as accounting, computer systems, economics, English, management, marketing, psychology, and sociology. This policy has been in effect since the Summer 2000.