Transfer Students

Application Process

Admissions Requirements

Admission to Messiah College is selective. We seek students who desire to be part of a challenging academic environment and who are committed to Christ. We encourage transfer students to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to gain acceptance to the College. Attention is also given to your application and personal statement.

Enrollment is limited in certain majors and programs offered by the College. Some majors require additional application to the program after a student is accepted to the College, in which case prerequisite courses, passing test scores, or a specific minimum GPA attainment may be required prior to entering the major. Applicants who are accepted for admission to the College, but who cannot be accommodated in the major or program of their choice, will be permitted to select another major. Those deciding to enter the College as an undeclared student must meet all departmental requirements for the major they will eventually select. Undeclared students are not guaranteed entrance into any major they choose since programs with limited capacity may be closed. Transfer applicants should refer to the catalog for more information on specific major requirements.

Reactivating Your Application

If you have previously applied to Messiah College and now wish to be considered for transfer, you should complete an Application for Readmission/Reactivation (PDF) and send an updated transcript to the admissions office.

Application Deadlines

Messiah College operates on a rolling admissions policy which means we will review your application and make an admission decision once all necessary materials have been received. Students should apply two or three months prior to start of a semester, allowing time for credits to transfer and financial assistance to process.

Application Checklist

Application Form (online version)

College Transcript(s)
Request official transcript(s) from the academic office at the institution(s) previously attended.

Final high school academic record (required of all transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 24 college credits post-high school graduation)

Standardized test results (required of all transfer applicants who have graduated within the past two years and have completed fewer than 12 college credits post-high school graduation)


Personal Statement

Application Fee
$20 (fee waived prior to Nov. 15)
*The checklist above is for planning purposes only and cannot be saved or submitted online.