Admissions and Aid FAQs During COVID-19
We recognize that the unexpected challenges posed by COVID-19 can be unsettling, but we want to make it easy to navigate your way through Adelphi’s admissions process.
We’ve put this page together to help. And if you can’t find the information you’re looking for? Reach out to us at email@example.com and we will gladly get right back to you.
General Information on Admissions & Financial Aid
Due to New York State health and safety restrictions, the campus is currently only accessible to essential critical personnel. For the safety of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, our classes have shifted to remote learning and we are not running any on-campus events at this time. (However, we have plenty of virtual opportunities to connect!)
While we may not all be on campus, our entire team is working regular business hours (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) in order to assist you. Please feel free to reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for undergraduates or at email@example.com for graduates. You can also reach us by live chat on our website.
Absolutely! Enrollment counselors are available during regular business hours (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST). Appointments can be scheduled with enrollment counselors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our enrollment counselors are available for phone appointments, Zoom Video Conferencing or Google Hangouts to help answer all your admissions-related questions. Your counselor is happy to connect with you to answer any questions you may have.
All updated information about Adelphi’s COVID-19 Response can be found on our website.
While the Office of Student Financial Services is not currently scheduling in-person appointments, we are operating remotely and would be more than happy to answer your questions by phone at 516.877.3080 or by email at email@example.com.
We encourage you to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible in order to receive your financial aid package. Any student or family who has not yet completed a FAFSA may still do so at studentaid.gov/fafsa. The federal government is continuing the processing of these applications — we look forward to receiving yours!
Yes. Our staff is continuing to process financial aid packages. A financial aid informational sheet will be sent to the email address we have on file for you.
If you have filed your FAFSA and have not yet received your award, please contact our office at 516.877.3080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to review your file and let you know if there is any further information required in order to complete your request for financial aid.
For those who have completed a FAFSA, and whose financial circumstances have changed considerably due to COVID-19, we encourage you to reach out to our Office of Student Financial Services at 516.877.3080 or at email@example.com. Our team of financial aid counselors will provide you with additional guidance.
For other questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and federal financial aid, visit the Federal Student Aid website.
For Accepted First-Year & Transfer Students
While deposits are encouraged by May 1, we will gladly extend flexibility as needed. If you need additional time to decide, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a deposit extension to June 1.
Yes! Our financial aid team continues to package and send financial awards on a rolling basis. To contact the Office of Student Financial Services, we encourage you to email email@example.com. Be sure to provide your Name, Student ID Number, and if requesting a telecounseling session, be sure to provide the best phone number to reach you. If you are unsure of your Student ID Number, you can reach out to your enrollment counselor.
Our Office of Residential Life and Housing can be reached at 516.877.3650 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be happy to share information about our residence halls and life on campus. Be sure to also check out more information online at housing.adelphi.edu.
Not to worry. We have plenty of ways for you to connect with our campus. You can:
- Zoom video chat, phone chat, or email your personal enrollment counselor at any time.
- Take a live guided virtual tour Monday through Friday. Sign up for a virtual tour today.
- Looking to do a virtual tour on your own time? Check ours out any time, day or night.
- Looking to connect with a particular department? Let your enrollment counselor know and we would be happy to make the connection.
Beginning in July, all incoming first-year students will be welcomed to Adelphi as a new Panther through our virtual Orientation experience.
Be sure to visit our new student orientation website for the latest updates. Additional information, including registration information, will be shared with accepted students and families in the coming weeks.
We are committed to ensuring flexibility during this uncertain time. We have sent communications to school counselors and will work closely with students and institutions to provide the flexibility needed, until schools reopen and resume operations.
Will you be providing credit for my AP exams despite the new online format this year?
We will still award credit for appropriate scores on the online AP exams being offered this year. For more information about the scores required for credit, please visit our advanced placement credit page.
The current coronavirus situation is impacting my ability to submit a deposit. Who can I talk to for help?
We encourage you to talk to your enrollment counselor about flexible options, including special circumstance appeals to temporarily waive your $300 tuition enrollment deposit.
Yes. If you are interested in deferring your acceptance to Spring 2021 or Fall 2021, please confirm your request with email@example.com and the admissions team will update your application preferences. As we approach your desired term, the Office of University Admissions will be in touch with you to request updated transcripts (if applicable), send you updated acceptance information and lend guidance on your transition to the University.
Adelphi is actively working toward resuming in-person operations this fall, abiding by the federal government’s criteria for how states must approach reopening. New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has made it clear that our state will open slowly, by region, and be guided by public health mandates.
We are committed to bringing our community back to campus safely and as soon as possible. We are cautiously optimistic about restarting face-to-face instruction at Adelphi. Adelphi will employ every measure to maximize safety for its community. More details as they are finalized will be communicated with students and families in the coming weeks and months ahead.
For First-Year & Transfer Applicants
Yes! You can still expect to receive a mailed admissions decision, along with any scholarship information (if eligible). Adelphi University reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis. We are still currently accepting and reviewing applications for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.
We are able to make admissions decisions based on unofficial documents for the time being. Unofficial documents are documents that are not sent by the school or institution directly. Please note that we will accept PDF documents of unofficial transcripts, but screenshots are not permitted. If admitted, you will receive confirmation from us that your acceptance to Adelphi is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript, once it is available.
We are aware of multiple disruptions including decreased access to standardized testing and other resources. For first-year applicants, the SAT or ACT exam requirement will be waived for entering fall 2020 students. Applicants will still be considered for academic merit scholarships in absence of this requirement.
For international applicants, if you do not have access to TOEFL or IELTS exams, Adelphi will be accepting the Duolingo English Test as a one-year pilot for 2020-2021. Our minimum score is 110 for all standard programs (undergraduate and graduate).
We will still award Advanced Placement (AP) credit in the same way for virtual exams being offered by the College Board. We will also lend flexibility for International Baccalaureate (IB) credit on the basis of predicted scores and/or final grade scores in absence of final exam scores for qualified HL courses. Review our AP/IB equivalents.
Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
We are aware of multiple disruptions including decreased access to standardized testing and other resources. For prospective transfer nursing applicants, the ATI-TEAS exam requirement will be waived for entering fall 2020 students and will not impact scholarship consideration. Students must meet all other program requirements to gain entry into our nursing program.
Prospective applicants will not be penalized for opting to receive pass/fail marks on their transcripts due to an unexpected shift to remote learning. Adelphi University will also consider the conditions of Spring 2020 in evaluation of incoming college credit and will accept non-letter grades (Pass or Satisfactory) coursework for credit. Individual program requirements for major specific curriculum will be reviewed on an individual basis.
At this time, we must abide by your current school’s guidelines for how and if classes will continue. Please contact your current institution for more information.
All of our events have moved to a virtual experience — It’s not too late to sign up! We are still running two daily Campus Virtual Tour Experiences (at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). These are live interactive events where you can interact and ask questions to both an enrollment counselor and a student ambassador.
At this time, all large group events, such as Group Visits and Poetry Day have been canceled due to the current health pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to connect with you virtually.
If you were previously registered for the Instant Transfer Decision Day event, you should have already received communication for your enrollment counselor about scheduling a phone call or Zoom meeting to discuss your application. If you would like to schedule a 1:1 counseling phone or video appointment, please email us at email@example.com.
At this time, all non-essential travel has been canceled until further notice. For an updated list of admission events we are scheduled to attend, please visit our page for First-year Recruitment Events, Transfer Recruitment Events, or Graduate Recruitment Events. These events are subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve rapidly. While we may not be visiting your school or college, we encourage you to contact your personal enrollment counselor to schedule a virtual visit instead. We would be happy to connect over the phone or a Zoom video conferencing session. We will also be actively participating in virtual college fairs and college exploration events when possible!
Summer Pre-College is currently scheduled to run from July 19 – August 1, 2020, but may be subject to change. We are closely monitoring the situation and will be in touch with students about the status of planned summer activities and programs for high school and incoming first-year students. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Dorey Veron, Director of Early Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Admission to Adelphi University will become standardized-test-optional for current high school juniors applying for admission for fall 2021, recognizing the difficulty of taking SATs and ACTs during the pandemic. Students will have the option, but not the requirement, to submit the SAT or ACT for fall 2021 and spring 2022 admission. View our Press Release.
For Graduate Students
Yes! You can still expect to receive a mailed admissions decision, along with any scholarship information (if eligible). Adelphi University reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis, for most programs. Many programs are still currently accepting and reviewing applications for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. If your program requires an interview, it will be hosted virtually and you’ll be provided with information on how to schedule it.
Deposits are accepted on a rolling basis for most programs. If you would like to discuss any questions you may have about confirming your enrollment with an enrollment counselor, please feel free to contact us by email or phone at email@example.com or 516.877.3050 and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
We are able to make admissions decisions based on unofficial documents for the time being. Please note that we will accept PDF documents of unofficial transcripts, but screenshots are not permitted. If admitted, you will receive confirmation from us that your acceptance to Adelphi is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript, once it is available.
We are aware of multiple disruptions including decreased access to standardized testing and other resources. The GRE exam and TOEFL exam are now available remotely in select locations. Please note, we are lending flexibility for all applicants.
Effective immediately, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business has removed the GMAT exam requirement for all applicants who apply for admission through Spring 2021.
We are currently offering conditional admission to qualified College of Education and Health Sciences applicants who cannot take the GRE before the deadline due to postponed testing in their region. Students who are conditionally admitted to the University, must submit the official score report prior to their semester start date.
We encourage you to review ETS.org for the most up to date exam information. We understand that the sending and receiving of documents may be delayed and access to resources may be limited during this time. Feel free to reach out to us, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
We will continue to be in touch with you by email about the status of all upcoming events. As of now, our next graduate open house on June 10, 2020, from 5:00–7:30 p.m. is scheduled to run as planned.
We also offer two daily Virtual Campus Tour Experiences (at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) These are live interactive events where you can ask questions to both an enrollment counselor and a current student.