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Transfer students

Transfer students

Transfer students welcome!

Messiah University welcomes students who have earned academic credits from other colleges and universities. We will provide you with personalized attention as you transition to our campus. A dedicated transfer admissions counselor will support you in both planning your course of study and assessing credits you may have already earned.

To help you build community and establish friendships, we designate a residence hall floor each semester for transfer students. We also offer special orientation opportunities for transfer students. We are committed to not just getting you to Messiah University but to helping you thrive here.


Have questions?

Contact Rusty Hoffman

Have questions?

Contact Rusty Hoffman 1-800-233-4220

The admissions process for transfer students

We encourage transfer students to apply at least two to three months prior to the start of the semester to allow adequate time for credits to transfer and financial aid to process. If you decide to apply closer to the time of the start of the term, we will work with you to expedite the process.

Complete your application file.

  • Complete online application.
  • Write a personal statement.
  • Request your official college transcript from each school you have attended since graduating from high school. (We recommend your cumulative GPA be 2.5 or higher to gain acceptance to most of our majors.) 
  • Provide official final high school transcript (required of all transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 24 college credits post-high school graduation).
  • Pay a $50 application fee (can be paid online while completing the application; fee waived prior to Nov. 15).
  • Curious to see if we have received your application materials? Follow along through your Admissions Status Page.
  • Review and accept your financial aid package.
  • Continue checking Messiah University email account for important updates and deadlines.
  • Sign your housing contract in The Nest through resources available on the Accepted Student Resources webpage.
  • Register for courses.