Operations

Admissions

  • Admissions travel will be limited during the fall.
  • A variety of campus visit options are available to students and families this fall, including individual on-campus visits by appointment, limited-capacity open house events on campus, and individual and/or group virtual visits. All on-campus visitors will be required to follow GC’s Visitor Safety Guidelines. Learn more about Admissions fall visit options at goshen.edu/visit.
  • In recognition of the challenges that COVID-19 has placed on students’ abilities to take the SAT/ACT this past spring and summer (and potentially into the fall), GC has adopted a test-optional policy for students applying to enroll for their first year of college at GC in fall 2021. More details available at goshen.edu/testoptional.
  • Links to a wide variety of virtual engagement opportunities for prospective students can be found at goshen.edu/getconnected.
  • Additional information about COVID-specific Admissions FAQs can be found here.

Financial Aid & Accounting

  • Payment plans and payment due dates have not changed.
  • Tuition will remain the same for students who are unable to physically attend GC (both domestic and international students). As long as you are able to be enrolled at Goshen College full-time, either on campus or through the remote learning option, your current financial aid package will be honored. If you have any questions or concerns about your individual circumstances and whether you’ll be able to be enrolled full-time this fall, please contact your admissions counselor (for new students), academic advisor (for current students) or the International Students Advisor, Dan Koop Liechty (dankl@goshen.edu) (for current international students).
  • Academic scholarships (based on your GPA and SAT/ACT test scores at the point of your admission) will be honored for students who defer to (new students) or re-enroll in (current students) the Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 semester as long as you do not take courses for credit at another college/university prior to starting/re-enrolling at GC. If you take courses at another college/university prior to (re-)enrolling at GC, you will need to re-apply to GC as a transfer student, and a new academic scholarship will be awarded to you based on your new academic information.
  • Achievement scholarships (see here for a full list of achievement scholarships) will be honored for students who defer to (new students) or re-enroll in (current students) the Spring 2021 semester. If you defer to/re-enroll in the Fall 2021 semester, you may be asked to reapply for your achievement scholarship as there are a limited number of achievement scholarships available each new academic year.
  • Need-based aid (financial aid that’s based on the information submitted in your FAFSA or Financial Affordability Form) will remain the same for new students who defer to the Spring 2021 semester or for current students that withdraw during the Fall 2020 semester and re-enroll in the Spring 2021 semester. If you defer to (new students) or re-enroll (current students) in the Fall 2021 semester, you will need to submit a new FAFSA. Your new FAFSA may result in changes to the need-based portions of your financial aid package — including GC need-based aid, federal aid and/or state aid.
  • Athletic scholarships will be honored for the 2020-21 academic year if athletic seasons are cancelled.

Events and Performances

Fall 2020 approval of GC events will factor in event purpose, type/scope of event, location requested and intended audience. We will combine this information with considerations of the level of risk of exposure and rate of transmission in the local area. We look forward to a new virtual lectureship series, providing online music and theater performances and promoting unique ways to continue to interact with GC’s fine arts programs.

General guidelines:

    • In-person events will be held that focus on what is essential for the student experience.
    • Non-GC audience guests or spectators are only allowed to participate virtually through September unless prior permission is received.
    • Online events that require live streaming or Zoom webinar features, need to submit an Event Request Form.

    All event requests for a gathering of 10 people or more must include a plan of action for following COVID safety protocols along with the Event Request Form:

    • Face coverings are worn
    • 6-foot physical distance unless in family units
    • Practice good hand hygiene and sanitization of surfaces
    • Sign in attendees if possible for contact tracing purposes.
    • Catering is served or provided in individual packaging
    • Adherence to local and state guidelines


Indoor gatherings will:

    • limit in person attendance to adjusted room capacity size or less.
    • limit the amount of time attendees are in a space.
    • be produced at a reduced level of performance if required for academic purposes.


Outdoor gatherings will:

    • plan for and communicate a back up weather plan
    • be considered self set up and tear down space

Related resources:

>> Visitor Safety Guidelines
>> Decision-making flowchart for events and gatherings of more than 3 people

Information Technology Services (ITS)

  • Equipped all employee offices with webcams for easy collaboration in and out of class times.
  • Equipped all classrooms with webcams for enabling remote learners to participate.
  • Increased Zoom subscriptions and ability to hold large scale events via Zoom.
  • Purchased equipment to enhance event streaming capabilities.
  • Modified computer labs to de-densify.
  • Installed in-room WiFi access points for Coffman Hall.

Related resources:

>> GC Student Online Learning Technology FAQ
>> GC Employees Work at Home FAQ