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5 reasons to apply early to Messiah University

5 reasons to apply early to Messiah University

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Choosing a college is an important decision and, in the midst of such uncertain times, it can feel overwhelming. We understand that the start of school looks different for you this fall, and our faculty and staff are always here to answer your questions, meet with you virtually or schedule an in-person visit. Prospective students often ask, "Why should I apply early?" There are a number of reasons why applying early to Messiah University can be very beneficial. 

1. You’ll confirm your acceptance status early!

When you apply early, most admissions decisions are made in about three weeks! Knowing you are accepted to one of the top private, Christian schools in the U.S. will take away a lot of stress and allow you embrace the fun opportunities you'll enjoy in high school until you join us.

2. It is FREE to apply!

We're waiving the $50 application fee if you complete and submit your application before Nov. 15.

3. Receive top consideration for academic and talent scholarships.

We are committed to making Messiah affordable and accessible for students. We do that through a variety of financial aid options, including merit-based aid like scholarships. (Did you know? One hundred percent of Messiah's first-year students receive some form of financial aid.)

4. Secure a spot in our most competitive majors.

Some majors, like nursing and engineering, have a maximum number of students permitted into the programs and have deadlines for application.

5. Receive targeted communication on the things that interest you most.

Submitting your application early gives us get a better idea of the programs and areas of study you are interested in. This helps us guide you and your family through the rest of the admissions process and connect you to faculty and students who can help you learn more about those specific programs.

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About Messiah University

Messiah University is a nationally ranked, private Christian college with a student body of 3,375 undergraduate and graduate students. Our scenic 471-acre suburban campus is located in central Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg. The University was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the University’s faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions.