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, essay, and Christian life recommendation.
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.
Applying for the First Time
If you are a transfer student applying to Messiah College for the first time, you may request an application from the Admissions Office, download an application from your computer, or complete the online version now by clicking on Apply to Messiah. Please submit an application for admission, college transcript(s), and the Christian Life Recommendation Form. If you have completed 30 or more college credits at the time of application, secondary school transcripts and SAT/ACT results are not required for admission. However, these materials may be helpful for scholarship consideration.
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.
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 semester, allowing time for credits to transfer and financial assistance to process.