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Multnomah University Extends Fall 2009 Application Deadline To Meet Student Demand

7/16/2009

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.

Unique Demand, Unique Response

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 applicants.

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"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."

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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.