FAQs - Spring-start Students
Who is considered a spring-start student?
Spring-start students are those new and transfer students who begin their time at Messiah in the middle of the academic year.
Who can apply for spring semester start?
We accept both new and transfer students for spring start. International students are also welcome to apply for spring semester admission.
When does spring semester start?
semester begins with our January term (J-term) in the beginning of January.
However, incoming spring students are required to begin with our spring term
Why do I have to start in spring term instead of J-term?
We offer one comprehensive orientation program for spring-start students because we believe this will help you not only transition to Messiah College but provide a solid foundation for your entire Messiah experience (from getting acquainted with campus, to meeting new people/lifelong friends, to participating in a service project). Transitioning to a new school can be challenging, especially mid-year. We want to give students as many opportunities as possible for a successful transition, and we feel that the spring-term start is core to that.
I'm in my first semester of college. Do I need to send my transcript?
We will need your final high school transcript along with any/all college transcript(s) showing completed coursework. If you have not yet finished your first semester, we will review your application file without your college transcript. If you have completed your first semester, we need to have the official transcript of your grades.