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 fall? Our current plans are to do limited travel this fall. We have several alternative options for you and your family to connect with our Admissions Counselors and learn more about GC, including virtually and on-campus. Learn more at goshen.edu/visit and goshen.edu/getconnected.

Can I schedule a campus visit to GC? Yes! We are open for individual campus visits by appointment and are also offering several limited-capacity open house events on campus this fall. Learn more at goshen.edu/visit. In addition to on-campus visits, we also encourage you to check out our virtual engagement opportunities, which include a self-guided virtual tour, live custom virtual visits, and recorded videos from faculty, staff and students at GC. Learn more at goshen.edu/getconnected.

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

Is campus open? Yes! We have resumed normal on-campus operations as of August, including face-to-face classes and on-campus housing. Here’s more information about Goshen College’s fall re-opening plans and updates.

My high school/college only offered Pass/Fail grades during the 2020 spring semester. How will this impact my admissions decision?
 
Our Admissions Team has always, and will continue to review your application materials holistically. Admissions decisions are partially based on your cumulative GPA over the course of your entire high school career. Because Pass/Fail grades do not impact the weight of your cumulative GPA, we do not expect that there will be any negative impacts for you when reviewing your application materials. If you have any questions about your specific situation, don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@goshen.edu.

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.

If I am applying to attend in Fall 2021 and unable to take the SAT/ACT this spring, summer of fall due to cancellations, can I still complete the application for admission? Yes! Goshen College has adopted a test-optional admissions policy for students applying to enroll for their first year of college in fall 2021. This means that while we still welcome the submission of test scores for those who have them and would like them to be considered in their admissions decision, this is not required to be eligible for admission. When completing your admissions application you will be able to indicate whether or not you would like SAT/ACT test results considered in your admissions decision. Start your application now >>


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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