What courses are being offered for summer 2017?
Messiah College is offering a selection of 42 different courses for summer 2017. Messiah's Summer 2017 Online Course Offerings.
How long is Messiah's summer session and when does it run?
Messiah's undergraduate online summer session is eight weeks in length and runs from June 5 - July 28, 2017.
While the vast majority of courses are taught completely online, CHEM 106 requires a one week intensive laboratory component during the week of July 24 - July 28. Students are required to be on campus between 9am and 5pm. If you are unable to commute, on campus housing and meal plans may be available for an additional fee.
Are Messiah College's summer course credits transferable to other institutions?
Messiah College is accredited and credits earned at Messiah, including summer courses, will transfer to most other colleges and universities. The decision about transfer credits and their application to specific degree requirements, however, is the decision of the receiving institution. To be certain, it is advisable that you confirm this in advance with the institution to which you wish to transfer credit.
Who teaches Messiah's summer courses?
All of Messiah's online courses are developed and taught by current Messiah College faculty, who are dedicated, experienced educators known for integrating their Christian faith with their outstanding scholarship, teaching and expertise. Messiah's online course content is designed and delivered to meet the same high standards as courses offered in our traditional classroom-based format.
Are all of Messiah College's summer courses offered for academic credit?
Yes, all of Messiah's summer online courses are credit-bearing. And because Messiah College is an accredited academic institution, all courses offered by Messiah, including online courses, fall under that accreditation.
If I'm a current Messiah student, will my summer course credits count towards my Messiah degree?
As a current student, Messiah's summer course credit is applicable toward your Messiah College degree. However, you are encouraged to work with your academic advisor to ensure that the summer course(s) you wish to take will help you to meet your major's specific curriculum requirements.
Who is eligible to take summer courses at Messiah? How do I register?
In addition to our current students, Messiah College invites high school and homeschool juniors and seniors, Messiah employees, alumni, parents, and friends, or anyone who would like to further their post-secondary education at Messiah College to apply for summer course study. Current Messiah students can register for summer courses through MCSquare at the same time they register for fall courses. Current high school students must complete an application for dual enrollment; students from other colleges and universities and all others should complete the registration form found in the Registration tab on this website. The last day to register for Summer 2017 is May 29.
How many summer courses may I register for?
Because the average person should expect to invest a minimum of 15 hours per week per 8 week course, taking two online courses is the rough equivalent of a full-time job. Therefore, it is the College's policy to limit registration to two courses per person during the summer session.
How much do summer session courses cost? Are course material costs included?
Messiah summer online courses are an affordable option, discounted by as much as 50 percent as the same courses offered during the academic year. The cost per summer 2017 credit hour is $505*. There is no technology fee for summer online courses. The cost of textbooks and other course materials is incurred separately.
Students taking CHEM 106 may choose to stay on campus the week of July 24 - July 28. Additional fees for housing and meals will apply.
*For costs and fees associated with Dual Enrollment, visit the Dual Enrollment page.
When is payment due for summer session?
For students not currently enrolled at Messiah College, payment is due at the time of registration. For current Messiah College students, payment is due prior to the beginning of the class start date of June 5, 2017 (you will be billed through the Messiah College Student Financial Services).
What is Messiah's refund policy for summer session?
|Summer Session Refund Policy: Refunds for students who withdraw voluntarily or involuntarily are determined according to the following policy:|
|1) The portion of tuition to be refunded to students who withdraw prior to the end of the work day (5:00 pm EST) listed will be as follows:|
|2) All requests for drops or withdrawals must be in writing and emailed to the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The date of the email determines the refund date used in 1) above. It is important to note that notifying an instructor does not constitute an official request to drop or withdraw from a course. Read the complete refund policy.|
Does Messiah offer financial aid for summer session?
|If you are considering taking classes during the summer session at Messiah College, and are interested in applying for Financial Aid to help you with the cost of attendance, here are some important facts you will need to know.|
|Please be aware of the following in regard to the Pennsylvania State Grant: The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency does offer grants during the summer and they do have a part-time (down to half-time) grant program. There is an eight (8) semester limit on all Pennsylvania State Grants, and the summer grant amounts are typically somewhat less than the amounts for the regular academic year. So, using the Pennsylvania State Grant during the summer means that you will use up some of your eligibility for future semesters, and you might receive an overall lower amount over your college career. So, the only situation in which it would make sense to use some of your Pennsylvania State Grant during the summer is if this summer term will replace all or part of a future semester.|
|If you decide that you would like to apply for financial aid for the summer term, please contact the Financial Aid Office and we will review your eligibility.|
|You can call or write us at:|
Financial Aid Office
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055
Direct dial phone number: 717-691-6007 (ext. 6007 on campus)
E-mail: FINAID@MESSIAH.EDU (just Financial Aid on campus)
How do I purchase textbooks for online courses?
|There are two ways you can purchase from the Campus Store & Textbook Express at Messiah College: in-store or online.
If you are currently a Messiah College student or live near campus, you may purchase your textbooks from the Textbook Express at our physical location in the Eisenhower Campus Center. Even if the Textbook Express store is closed, students can always seek assistance at The Campus Store during normal operating hours. When on-campus classes are in session, The Campus Store is open 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday (excluding holidays). When classes are not in session (summer and breaks), The Campus Store is open 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday only (excluding holidays).
You can also purchase textbooks online for summer courses from The Campus Store 24/7. Your order can be held for pick-up in The Campus Store (FREE) or shipped for a small fee to your home or business.
If you have any questions regarding textbooks, please e-mail to email@example.com or call 717-691-6024.
The Online Format
What is the format of Messiah's online courses--how do they work?
Messiah's online courses are conducted as a personal, interactive learning community. Interaction among students and faculty is foundational to all courses taken at Messiah--and communication and facilitation of class assignments between you, the professor, and other students will take place through an online learning management system called CANVAS. Specific procedures will vary depending on the individual course, and will be communicated to you and your classmates by the faculty member facilitating the online course. For example, some classes may require you to engage in synchronous (live) online communication for the course, but this would be outlined in advance in the course syllabus.
|Most courses do not require a campus visit--but as an online student, you will have access to the extensive online resources of Messiah's Murray Library. The method of delivering tests and exams will vary from course to course, but many will be administered electronically through CANVAS. Online courses will have the same letter grading scale as traditional classroom courses; the specific grading criteria for each course will be outlined in the course syllabus.|
How much time should I expect to engage in an online course?
Generally, you should expect to invest a minimum of 15 hours per week per course--however, this will vary from course to course and is based on your pace as an individual learner.
Will Messiah College provide me with technical support if I take an online course?
Online Courses During the Academic Year
Does Messiah offer online courses during the academic year?
Currently, Messiah College only offers undergraduate online courses during its summer session.
May I audit an online course?
You may choose to audit an online course and not receive academic credit, however, payment remains the same for this option, and the same procedures apply to auditing a traditional classroom-based course (which may be read in section 8.22.6 in the online Community of Educators Handbook).
Who should I contact if I have additional questions about summer session?
For additional questions or information about Messiah College's summer online courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at (717) 691-6074 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.