Re-enrollment / Leave of absense

We know that sometimes plans change and students have to take a leave of absence or withdraw from their studies. In many programs there are classes starting every eight weeks; this means that students can pick back up where they unexpectedly left.

Re-enrollment policy

Students who have withdrawn from the College (not enrolled in at least one course at Messiah College during the past two semesters (fall, spring, summer) must file an Application for Re-Enrollment with the Graduate Enrollment and Student Services Office at least twenty (20) days prior to the beginning of the semester for which re-enrollment is being sought.

Students applying for re-enrollment who have earned graduate credits at another institution since their most recent enrollment at Messiah College, and who want those courses to be considered as transfer credits and/or for enrollment decisions, must submit transcripts from each institution attended before a re-enrollment decision can be made.

To be eligible for re-enrollment, applicants must be in good standing with the College and the academic program must have the capacity to accept additional students. Additional conditions of re-enrollment may be imposed by the specific graduate program for which the applicant seeks re-enrollment.

Leave of absence

If you do not register for a course during a semester (fall, spring or summer) but plan to take a course in the subsequent semester, you will be considered on a leave of absence. We ask that you communicate your plans to the College by completing a Notification of Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form, available on MC Square (Banner Student Self Service, Student Records Menu). You are responsible for understanding the implications of a leave of absence on financial aid, and registering for appropriate future course work.  If you are on a Leave of Absence for two consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer), and do not register for the subsequent semester, you will be withdrawn from the College at the end of the second semester.

Re-admission Policy

Students who have not been enrolled in courses at Messiah College for two years or more must re-apply for admission to the graduate program by completing the full application required of the requested program.