Allentown is Pennsylvania’s third-largest and fastest-growing city. It is home to three historic districts, diverse dining options and one of the best park systems in the United States. Our students take advantage of our ideal location, situated between New York City and Philadelphia. Check out our community and all that the surrounding area has to offer.
We want first-year students to fully immerse themselves in their first-year experience and so it is the College’s current policy that first-year students are not allowed cars on campus. Rides on LANTA, the area’s bus service, are free to Muhlenberg Students and allows them access to shopping, dining and entertainment. If you have an extenuating circumstance, you may submit a request to have a car on campus, directly to Allison Gulati, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Yes. The College will offer course credit for scores 4 or 5 on an AP exam. For specific details regarding particular AP exams and their corresponding score requirements, please see ourAP test score policy.
At this time, it is our plan to begin fall semesters on campus, together. The most fundamental principle in our plans will be the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. We continue to keep informed of federal, state and local government guidelines and listen to experts in the health and medical communities.
While we do not know of an exact date at which we would have to change plans for fall classes, we are developing alternative options for fall classes in the event that we are not able to begin the fall semester on-campus. We hope to confirm the College’s plans for the fall around early July.
Students who have already submitted their enrollment deposit and paperwork can request a deferral of attendance for a maximum of one year. (For example, students committed to Muhlenberg for Fall 2020 can then request to delay their enrollments to Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 entry.) Students who defer their attendance cannot be a full-time, degree-seeking (matriculated) student at another college or university in the United States or abroad during their deferral period.
To request a deferral, please contact Melissa Falk, dean of admissions & financial aid. In the request, students should include the following information: the reason for deferral, the duration of deferral and the specific plans for the deferral period (which should include program name and specifics if a formal program will be attended).
The deadline to request a deferral is Monday, August 24, 2020.
If a student is granted a deferral and they have been awarded need-based aid for the original entry term, they will need to submit a FAFSA and supporting financial documents for the entry term that they will be attending after their deferral. If a student has been awarded merit-based scholarships and/or talent grants, these awards will carry over to the student’s entry term following their deferral.
Students who wish to attend a gap year program in which they are considered a full-time, degree-seeking candidate, may request a deferral of attendance for up to one year. If granted a deferral, they will be considered an incoming transfer student for their new entry term.
We will be flexible in reviewing students’ final grades and transcripts.While we believe you will complete your high school career consistent with the academic performance and personal record reflected in your application, we will review final transcripts and work with students, recognizing the impact and uncertainty of this time.
If you originally submitted self-reported test scores as part of your application and you have committed to attending Muhlenberg in the fall 2020, you may send verified test scores in the following ways:
Once logged into your testing portal (SAT or ACT), take a screenshot of all test scores.
For incoming students for the fall 2020 semester, we will be offering scholarships to cover the cost of one online Muhlenberg course this summer. Committed students will receive registration information during the first week of May. Scholarships will be limited, and we anticipate that spaces will fill quickly.