Frequently Asked Questions for Spring 2023
You can email us at email@example.com. If you are on campus, you can also visit our office (Administration Building 307) during regular office hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.–Noon.
Does Andrews University provide transportation to/from local and regional airports and bus stations?
The Andrews University Transportation office can arrange a pickup at the South Bend International Airport. For more information, and to confirm the associated fees, please contact the Transportation office directly by going here.
Will Andrews University offer remote/online classes in addition to in-person classes in Spring 2023?
Andrews will offer in-person classes in spring 2023 with some limited remote options via online platforms. For details about specific classes, and whether or not you can take classes remotely, please check with your academic advisor.
Current U.S. government regulations state that if you have an F-1 visa and you received your I-20 before March 2020, you can take as many online/remote classes as you need to in spring 2023 from anywhere in the world. Whether or not you take any classes remotely, you will still be required to take a full load of classes to keep your I-20 active and in good status.
If you received your I-20 after March 2020, you will need to take at least one in-person class on the Berrien Springs campus in spring 2023 to keep your I-20 active as part of a required full load. If you do not come to the Berrien Springs campus in spring 2023, your I-20 will end, and you will need to apply for a new one when you return to campus.
Current U.S. government regulations state that if you have an F-1 visa and you received your I-20 after March 2020, you will need to take at least one in-person class as part of a required full load on the Berrien Springs campus. If you do not come to the Berrien Springs campus in spring 2023 but received your I-20 to begin a program of study on Jan. 9, 2023, your I-20 will be canceled per U.S. government regulations. You will be able to receive a new I-20 for a future semester, and you can begin that process by contacting an International Financial Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a returning or new graduate international student or a returning undergraduate international student, please contact your academic advisor directly.
If you are a new undergraduate international student (i.e., spring 2023 is your first semester as an undergraduate student), please reach out to Aaron Moushon, director of Undergraduate Education, at email@example.com as a first step in the registration process.
What do I need to know about COVID-19 and international travel, as well as Andrews University COVID-19 guidelines for spring 2023?
For questions about on-campus residence halls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about University apartments, please email email@example.com.
The Center for Intensive English Programs (CIEP) plans to offer a blend of in-person and online classes in spring 2023. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best way to contact CIEP is through email at email@example.com.
Please visit the U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Wait Times webpage. Once there, select the U.S. Embassy or Consulate nearest you to see the estimated wait times for Student/Exchange Visitor Visas.
My final exams were canceled (e.g. IB, A-level, WAEC, CXC). Will I still be considered for admission?
Due to the safety measures pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, international exams have been adjusted around the globe. As a demonstration of our commitment to you, we are admitting undergraduate international students based on the emergency COVID-19 admission recommendations decided by each country.
List of top examination bodies around the world:
1. International Baccalaureate Diploma (updated March 26)
Offered around the world
- The IB examinations scheduled between April 30 and May 22 will no longer be held.
- Students will be awarded either a diploma or a course certificate which reflects their standard of work. The achievement will be based around the students’ coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programs.
2. Ofqual — regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments for GCSE’s, AS, A-levels, etc./Pearson’s BTEC (updated April 3)
Offered in the UK and around the world.
- Summer 2020 exam series have been cancelled.
- Students due to sit the exams would be awarded a grade based on an assessment of the grade they would have been most likely to achieve had exams gone ahead. Results would be issued to this year’s cohort based on a range of evidence and data, including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment and the approach will be standardized between schools and colleges.
- BTEC is following the guidance for GCSE and A-Levels and BTEC examinations will not take place in May or June this year.
- As of April 3, they are working with other Awarding Organizations and Ofqual to agree and finalize arrangements for qualifications with practical units or work placement requirements and will update you as soon as possible.
3. Cambridge International Exams — Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge Pre-U (updated March 23)
Offered around the world.
- Exams for an international curriculum taught by more than 4,800 schools in over 150 countries have been canceled.
- The decision on grades to be awarded to candidates will be made by Cambridge, using our own evidence combined with evidence from schools. They approach schools to collaborate and make evidence-based decisions about grades for each candidate in each subject they have entered for in the May/June 2020 exam, for example, mock exams, coursework, assignments, etc.
4. The Caribbean Examination Council (CSEC, CAPE, CVQ, etc) (updated March 23)
Offered in 16 Participating Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.
- The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) will be using a strategy that will employ e-Testing modality in order to reduce the examinations administration processing time resulting in the shortest turn-around time for marking and the release of examination results.
- Proposed revised administration schedule for the May/June 2020 examinations is July 2020 but they continue to be guided by national protocols across the region. Reordering official certificates—as of March 23, CXCs transcript and certificate order services has been suspended until further notice.
5. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) (updated March 20)
Offered in the five English-speaking West African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia.
- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination indefinitely, earlier scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020.
- The timetable for the examination would be reviewed after the coronavirus pandemic situation improes
Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns. You can send your questions to the International Credential Office.
I’m unable to get an official transcript currently due to the COVID-19 disruption. How will this affect my admission?
It will not affect our admission decision, which may be made based on unofficial educational records, such as your digital record, unofficial transcript or examination slips. An official transcript is needed after admission.