Multnomah University is, for the first time ever, extending
its application deadline for the upcoming Fall 2009 semester. The old deadline
of July 15th has been moved to August 10th. This one-time
adjustment was made by the admissions department in response to the demand from
applicants and their families for more time to decide.
This application deadline change applies to all divisions of
Multnomah University, including the Bible College, Biblical Seminary, and
non-seminary Graduate Programs. Adult Degree Completion classes are not
affected due to the rolling nature of cohort enrollments in the program.
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This application deadline change is in response to requests
from prospective students, their families, and admissions staff to allow a
longer grace period. Some of the reasons
given, range from loss of family income, to uncertainty about taking out loans,
to a need for more time to work out personal roadblocks.
Because Multnomah still has class seats available, and has
seen an unusually high number of last-minute applications, this is a mutually
beneficial adjustment in a year that has shown more extenuating circumstances for
students than usual. It is important to note that this change is an exception
for this year only - Multnomah intends to provide people every opportunity to interested
"Due to the current economic turmoil, employment
uncertainties, and additional financial aid offerings, many would-be students
have had to take more time to assess whether higher education is an affordable
option for them this year" Vice President of Enrollment Management Gina
Berquist said. "We simply want to extend the deadline to interested people to
allow them adequate time to assess their future, finances, and educational
goals during this unique time."
"Since we are a Christian university that teaches Bible, it
is only appropriate that we genuinely take up the concerns of our prospective
students and their families." Director of Admissions John Mayner said. "This
move will simply allow more grace for folks who may still be uncertain, undecided,
or concerned about college or seminary with all that is going on economically."
Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private,
non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in
Portland, Oregon with learning sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska.
Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate
school, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning
program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional
certifications and endorsements.