Covid-19 Admissions FAQs

We know that students and families that are considering Goshen College may have questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact your admissions experience. We are committed to addressing your questions and concerns as quickly as possible.

Here are answers to some of the most immediate questions you may be wondering about:

General Prospective Student FAQs

Will GC Admissions Counselors be traveling to high schools, colleges or fairs this spring? Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all spring 2020 recruitment events. If you’d like more information about GC, we encourage you to participate in our virtual engagement opportunities including our virtual tour, individual virtual visits, recorded videos and social media.

Can I schedule a campus visit to GC? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended all events and on-campus visit opportunities. We will announce any changes to availability for on-campus visits at goshen.edu/visit and via email. If you’d like more information about GC, we encourage you to participate in our virtual engagement opportunities including our virtual tour, individual virtual visits, live virtual events and recorded videos, and social media.

Am I allowed to step foot on campus? We do not have a gated campus, but we are not offering tours or information sessions at this time. We encourage you to participate in our virtual engagement opportunities including our virtual tour, individual virtual visits, live virtual events and recorded videos and social media; and to schedule an in-person visit when our on-campus programs resume.

Will admissions decisions be delayed? No. As of now, admissions and financial aid decisions are continuing to be made within the same timeframe as always.

I don’t currently have access to sending in my official transcript(s). Can I still be considered for admission to GC? Yes! For students who have not yet completed their application for admission to GC for this fall, we will accept a copy of your unofficial transcript (preferred) or a self-reported GPA if you are unable to have your official transcript sent to us. While we will eventually need your final high school transcript with a diploma date in order for you to remain enrolled at GC beyond your first semester, an official transcript will not be needed in order to make your admission decision. Official/unofficial transcripts can be mailed to 1700 S. Main St. Goshen, IN 46526 or sent electronically to admissions@goshen.edu. Self-reported GPAs can be provided on your admissions application at goshen.edu/apply.

Will campus reopen in the fall? We look forward to resuming normal operations this August, and welcoming our new and returning students to campus, as well as visitors. We are committed to providing excellent educational experiences, and are working diligently to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality. If we determine a need to make any changes to our fall start plans, they will be announced widely to new and returning students, as well as their families.


High School Student FAQs

My Advanced Placement (AP) exams have been moved online. Will you still accept these scores? Yes, we will still accept a passing score (3 or better) on most Advanced Placement exams for college credit.

My International Baccalaureate (IB) results are being calculated differently this spring. Will you still accept these scores? Yes, we will still accept IB exam scores and diplomas for college credit using our current guidelines.

I am a high school senior who was planning to take the SAT/ACT during one of the dates that was cancelled for this spring/summer. Can I still be considered for admission without a SAT/ACT test score? Yes, admissions decisions for high school seniors who do not have a SAT/ACT test score will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you are in this situation, please complete your admissions application and then contact us at admissions@goshen.edu or (844) 704-3400 to let us know that you do not have a test score available and we will follow up with you promptly.

If I am applying to attend in Fall 2021 and unable to take the SAT/ACT this spring/summer due to cancellations, can I still complete the application for admission this summer? We understand that many students are being impacted based on the cancelled and postponed ACT and SAT exams. We still encourage students to apply early and will take into consideration that many students may not have test scores at the moment they submit their application. Once you are able to participate in a standardized test, please have your official test scores sent to us.


Admitted Student FAQs

Will the May 1 priority deposit date be extended? We encourage you to submit your enrollment deposit by May 1 to receive priority in registering for classes and housing (plus a limited-edition GC hoodie!). All deposits submitted prior to May 1 will be refundable. Unlike at some schools, Goshen College does not require a deposit by May 1 as a signal of final decision/commitment to enrolling at GC. Deposits will continue to be accepted after May 1, and access to registering for classes and housing will be available in the order that your deposit is received.

Will the dates for the Summer Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) events be changed? We can confirm that the SOAR 2020 events will not take place on campus this year. It is our goal to announce updated information regarding summer orientation in early May. Once announced, we will notify you via email, phone, text and mail. You will also be able to find the updated information at goshen.edu/committed and goshen.edu/parents.

My/my family’s financial circumstances have changed significantly since I completed my 2020-21 FAFSA. Could I qualify for additional financial aid? Possibly. Please contact our Financial Aid Office at finaid@goshen.edu or 844-644-5500 to let us know of your circumstances, and we can let you know if/how you might be able to receive additional financial aid.


Transfer Student FAQs

My current college is closed due to COVID-19. Will this affect my ability to transfer to GC?We will continue to review applications holistically. If you have questions or concerns about transferring to GC, please contact us at admissions@goshen.edu or (844) 704-3400.


General Information

For additional questions not addressed above, please contact the Goshen College Admissions Office at admissions@goshen.edu or (844) 704-3400.

For more information about Goshen College’s broader response to the COVID-19 pandemic to date, please visit goshen.edu/coronavirus.

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