Messiah University's response to COVID-19

Messiah is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


Courses & Locations

Messiah University offers several options for dual-enrollment courses-select what works best for your schedule and learning style.

At our Mechanicsburg campus

dual enrollment - 016 042810Tennison 1During the fall and spring semesters of each academic year, Messiah University offers dual-enrollment courses at its main campus, located in Mechanicsburg, Pa.* This option provides a traditional collegiate classroom experience with face-to-face interaction with professors and classmates. Following the registration of Messiah's undergraduate students each term (fall and spring semesters) the University makes remaining class openings available to dual-enrolled students. For a list of suggested/recommended on-campus courses, contact Matt Reitnour at

View semester dates and application deadlines for dual-enrollment classes.

*If you take an on-campus course, you must provide your own transportation to and from campus. Please consult with your guidance counselor to ensure that the class time does not conflict with your other academic schedules and requirements.

Summer online

Messiah University encourages students to live and learn during the summer. Our summer online undergraduate courses, which are offered in three distinct sessions, are available to eligible dual-enrolled students who are entering their junior or senior year and are at least 15 years of age. A list of the 2020 summer online courses recommended for dual enrollment students can be found here. For further information, including a course demo, check out Messiah's undergraduate online website.

Hybrid online/on-campus courses

Hybrid courses provide a blend of on-campus and online instruction, offering a flexible, personal educational experience. Courses meet face-to-face on the Messiah University campus one day per week, with additional instruction conducted online. (Note: Due to the health and safety concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all hybrid courses for the spring 2021 semester will operate as entirely online courses. Students will not attend class on campus.)

The following courses will be offered during the spring 2021 semester:

HIST 141 US History Survey to 1865 (offered entirely online)

COMM 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (offered entirely online)

ENGL 160 Introduction to World Literature (offered entirely online)


Please discuss course selection with your guidance counselor to ensure that it meets your specific requirements for high school graduation. All students must apply online for dual enrollment before registering for individual classes. 

Questions about dual enrollment? Contact Matt Reitnour at