Application Process

Application Checklist

As you are preparing to complete Messiah’s online application, it would be helpful for you to have handy the email address for your high school guidance counselor (if applicable) and the individual you want to serve as your character reference.

Note: The checkboxes are for you to print out and keep with your other hardcopy materials. They cannot be saved or returned to at a later time.

First-year student:

Your application file is complete and ready for review when we have received your:

Application form (online version)
Official high school transcript (You will need to ask your high school guidance counselor to mail an official copy.)
Standardized test results (SAT: Messiah's SAT code is 2411 or ACT: Messiah's ACT code is 3630.)
Personal statement
Application fee - $20 (fee is waived if application is received before Nov. 15) 

Transfer Student:

Your application file is complete and ready for review when we have received your:

Application form (online version)
College transcript(s). (Request 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 is waived if application is received before Nov. 15)

International Student:

Your application file is complete and ready for review when we have received your:

Application form (online version)
High school/secondary school academic record (The high school/secondary transcript must be in English. If not, a translation should accompany the transcript.)
Standardized test results from one of the following:
• Scholastic Assessment Test (Messiah College SAT code is 2411.)
• American College Test (Messiah College ACT code is 3630.)
• TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language (Messiah College TOEFL code is 2411.)
• IELTS: International English Language Testing System
Personal statement
Complete the International Financial Form 
Submit affidavit of support and current bank statements for the past three months.
Application fee - $20 (fee is waived if application is received before Nov. 15)

Admission decisions:

Once all application documents are received, admission decisions are processed on a rolling or continuous basis.

Contact us

Messiah College
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
One College Avenue Suite 3005
Mechanicsburg PA  17055

800-233-4220 or 717-691-6000
Fax: 717-796-5374
admiss@messiah.edu
www.messiah.edu

Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, disability or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College-administered programs. Messiah College does reserve the right to revoke admission or readmission in the event of an applicant’s misrepresentations in any phase of the application process.

Messiah College’s Campus Security Report and Safety and Security Information are posted on the Department of Safety web site at http://www.messiah.edu/offices/safety/report.html. Information includes statistics regarding the incidence of campus crime over the past three years, as well as details about our safety and security practices. Related material can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website at http://www.ope.ed.gov/security/.
If you would like additional information, clarification or a paper copy, please contact the Department of Safety at 717-766-2511, ext. 6005.

This serves as notification to current and prospective students that, pursuant to Section 486 of the Higher Education Act, Messiah College’s six-year graduation rate and other retention/graduation data are available online. A hard copy will be provided upon request by contacting the Institutional Research Office. View the statistics online.