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.
General Information on Admissions & Financial Aid
Yes! We’re currently offering daily virtual information sessions and live student-led virtual tours, as well as in-person self-guided and student-led tours. We encourage you to explore your visit options here! Pre-registration is required for all in-person visits and we ask that you follow our health and safety guidelines. Questions about your upcoming visit? Email University Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for undergraduates or at firstname.lastname@example.org for graduates. You can also reach us by live chat on our website.
Our team is currently working regular business hours (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) on a hybrid schedule in order to assist you. We have counselors available in-office and online. Please feel free to reach out to us by email at email@example.com for undergraduates or at firstname.lastname@example.org for graduates. You can also reach us by live chat on our website or call us at 516.877.3050. We also welcome 1:1 virtual appointments with an enrollment counselor. We’re happy to help!
All updated information about Adelphi’s COVID-19 Response can be found on our website.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team of financial aid counselors will provide you with additional guidance.
For additional information related to federal financial aid please review out Update on Financial Assistance for COVID-19 Hardships.
For Accepted First-Year & Transfer Students
We will gladly extend flexibility as needed. If you need additional time to decide, simply email us at email@example.com to update us on your enrollment status or to request a deposit extension. Please note some programs may have reached capacity and are no longer accepting deposits. If you are ready to secure your enrollment, you can submit your deposit here.
We’re currently offering daily virtual information sessions and live student-led virtual tours, as well as in-person self-guided and student-led tours. We encourage you to explore your visit options here! Pre-registration is required for all in-person visits and we ask that you follow our health and safety guidelines. Questions about your upcoming visit? Interested in requesting a virtual appointment with an enrollment counselor? Email University Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer’s orientation for new students will include everything you need to prepare for life as a Panther. Your summer orientation experience will include an on-demand module, Academic Days, and a culminating orientation experience during Welcome Weekend for you to meet your fellow Panthers and get to know the Adelphi community.
Be sure to visit our new student orientation website for the latest updates. Additional information, including registration information, will be shared with deposited students and families via email.
Yes! We will award credit for appropriate scores on AP or IB exams. We will accept up to 30 college credits earned during high school. You are encouraged to submit your score results, or other official college transcripts to the Office of University Admissions for transfer credit review. For more information about our course equivalents for AP/IB credit, please visit our advanced placement credit page.
Yes. If you are interested in deferring your acceptance to Spring 2022 or Fall 2022, 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.
We are committed to bringing our community back to campus safely and as soon as possible. To review Adelphi’s latest plans for fall, visit adelphi.edu/coronavirus.
As of now, we are still not mandating the vaccine but we continue to monitor the Department of Health requirements and guidance. Currently, our plan is to continue on a voluntary basis relying on an incentive program as we encourage the community to receive their vaccines, but this is not a mandate.
For First-Year & Transfer Applicants
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. Adelphi University is SAT/ACT optional for fall 2021 and fall 2022. First-year students will be considered for admission and scholarship in absence of these test scores.
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).
For transfer nursing applicants, Adelphi accepts the online version of the ATI-TEAS exam for the ATI-TEAS exam requirement.
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.
Adelphi looks forward to resuming its in-person Summer Pre-College Program in Summer 2022. This summer we encourage high school students to explore our Virtual Pre-College Certificate Program, a 4-day non-credit experience where you’ll participate in academic and college-readiness workshops from Monday, August 2 through Thursday, August 5, 2021.
If you have questions, please reach out to Dorey Veron, Director of Early Engagement Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Admission to Adelphi University is currently SAT/ACT optional for high school students applying for admission for fall 2022. 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.