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We know that the application process can be confusing. Our Admissions Department is here to help you out thru each step. We can help you understand the application process – whether you are entering as a first year student or a transfer.

If you are a veteran, a transfer student or applying as an International Student, please see below!

This year students applying to Pine Manor College may submit performance assessments as part of their application packet. Performance assessment artifacts such as collections of student work, lab reports, or extended research papers, MAY HELP THE ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT IN OUR DECISION and will be used alongside other materials such as your transcript(s) and letters of recommendation.

Applicants may submit performance assessment artifacts when they apply through the Common Application or email us at Pine Manor College is making this opportunity possible as a partner in the 2019 Reimagining College Access Pilot. For more information, please visit this page.

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Applying to Pine Manor College

Apply Through Common App

Pine Manor College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees. We accept applications year-round.  Students may apply to enter in the fall or spring, for full-time or part-time study. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and admission decisions are made throughout the year. (To apply for Pine Manor College’s Graduate Program – The Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, click here.)

In addition to academic achievement, the Admissions Committee looks for students possessing three characteristics – character, aspiration, and persistence. The committee pays particular attention to an applicant’s personal essay, letters of recommendations, and involvement in community and co-curricular activities. Submitting test scores for the SAT and ACT is optional and is not required for admission. Students should consider whether submitting their scores will help enhance their overall academic record.

Over 80% of each year’s entering class at Pine Manor College are first-time first-year students. The personal attention, care, and support you will receive as a student at Pine Manor starts with your first inquiry about the college and continues right through your graduation!

We will provide individual guidance as you apply for admission, complete your admission file and apply for financial aid. We will even be there to assist you through summer orientation and pre-registration activities(Summer Welcome Meetings).

Interviews are required – we really want to get to know you. You are encouraged to work directly with your admissions counselor and you may always reach us at 617-731-7011 or via email  Admissions

How to apply

All Applicants

All applicants are required to provide:

  • A completed application for admission
  • A $25 application fee
  • A personal essay of at least 250 words
  • An official secondary school transcript submitted directly by your high school guidance office, or official results of the G.E.D. (can be unofficial to start the process)
  • Two letters of recommendation from an adult that knows you (Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Mentor, Boss, coach)
  • In-person or video conference conversation with your Admissions Counselor
  • SAT and ACT scores are optional. Carefully consider whether submitting your scores will enhance your overall application

The Admissions Committee may require applicants to submit a supplementary report of senior grades, interview with a member of the Admissions staff, sit for placement testing and/or provide additional materials that will attest to their readiness for college.

A final transcript indicating date of graduation will be required of all entering students is required for all students.

Additional instructions for Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants should contact Christina Burkhardt, Transfer Admissions Counselor, for information regarding the application.  She can be contacted at 617.862.7897 (cell), 617.731.7068 (office), or

Please click here for our Transfer Students application page for more information!
Additional instructions for Veterans

At Pine Manor College we welcome all eligible VA students into our community. Although eligibility criteria is established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense and is subject to change, we do strive to ensure that students receive the necessary support and their educational benefits in a timely matter. While ultimately the responsibility for securing those benefits rests with the student, PMC is responsible for certifying and reporting enrollment information to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs each semester. PMC requires the the veteran or other eligible beneficiary provide a written request to have their VA education benefits certified for a given semester.

Eligible students should feel free to contact our VA Certifying Official with any questions and review the following VA link for details and direction regarding benefits:

Pine Manor adheres to Section 3679(e) of title 38, United States Code.

Additional instructions for International Students

Applicants who do not have United States citizenship or a Green Card must submit the following:

  • An original or certified copy of foreign secondary school records, professionally evaluated and translated into English.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a school counselor or teacher and one from a teacher of English.
  • If the applicant’s native language is not English, official results of the TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language), IELTs or STEP Eiken exam.

Please visit our International Admissions Page to learn more

Pine Manor College is committed to creating a diverse community of people who can live and work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation for the rights of each individual. The College admits students without regard to race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or marital status. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap, veteran’s status, sex, sexual orientation or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, athletic and other programs or employment practices and programs.



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