Future Student FAQs

We're Still Working for You!

Even as COVID-19 continues to change the way we live and work, our commitment to you remains unchanged. While many of us are working remotely from home, we’re still available to answer questions, guide you through the application and admission process, and do whatever we possibly can to help you to make informed decisions on your journey toward Andrews University.

As part of that effort, we’re providing these FAQs to help during these very unusual times.

General Questions:

Yes, Andrews University is working toward a campus reopening for this fall semester. Red the details here

While we’ve had to transition all non-essential employees to working remotely from their homes, we’ve made the necessary adjustments for minimal interruption to serving your needs. At this time, the best way to contact us is through e-mail. We’re here to support you and we’re working hard to ensure our team members can continue answering your questions in a timely manner and provide you with the reliable service you deserve.

Some students find it helpful to visit our campus to get a personal feel for student life at Andrews. However, To ensure the safety of our students, staff, faculty and guests from the global impact of COVID-19, we have cancelled face-to-face visits and tours until further notice.

We invite you to experience our campus virtually:

All summer classes will be delivered to our students remotely via the internet and domestic or international students cannot attend on-campus classes at this time. If you are a new student starting classes in summer 2020, you need to know the following:

  • Andrews Graduate and Undergraduate programs will be offered remotely through online learning tools.
  • English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes will be offered remotely through online learning tools.
  • All non-degree courses and summer express classes will be offered remotely through online learning tools.

Some of these changes may not apply to our online program, please visit  the School of Distance Education website for more information.

Admissions Questions:

In most cases, there should be minimal, to no, delays in your application or admission decision. Members of our enrollment team have full remote access to process your application and make an admission decision. Just make sure you’ve submitted your application online and turned in the required documents. 

To start or finish your application, visit andrews.edu/apply

Due to the safety measures pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT and SAT exams have been cancelled around the globe, leaving many high school seniors feeling uncertain about university admission. As a demonstration of our commitment to you, we are waiving the ACT or SAT scores for undergraduate students for Fall 2020.

To learn more Click Here.

Important notice: If you have taken the ACT or SAT exams, you are not eligible for this provisional admission. 

Due to the safety measures pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, GRE and GMAT exams have been cancelled around the globe, leaving many graduate prospective students feeling uncertain about university admission. As a demonstration of our commitment to you, we are considering for provisional admission students with no GRE/GMAT test scores for Summer and Fall 2020.

To learn more, please visit our provisional graduate admissions webpage.

Important notice: Some academic programs may not be elegible for this type of admission, please email graduate@andrews.edu for more information.

Due to the safety measures pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, TOEFL and IELTS exams have been cancelled around the globe, leaving many students feeling uncertain about university admission. As a demonstration of our commitment to you, we are considering for provisional admission prospective students with Duolingo English Test.

Andrews University can admit Freshmen and award Andrews Partnership Scholarship based on a 6 or 7 semester transcript, so your final semester grades may not be required for admission or scholarship award.  Even if you only have pass/fail grades your last semester, your final official transcript must be received by Andrews before classes start in August.

Our Admissions team will give you an idea of how many classes you will be able to transfer when processing your application. We consider for articulation courses with grade of C- or higher, delivered face to face or online, and from accreditted institutions. 

To learn more, please visit our transfer student webpage.

We understand that the recent news and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 may have caused you to re-think travel plans and when to start school. Whether you want to start at a later term, have financial constraints, are uncertain about travel restrictions, or have any other concerns, be assured we will do whatever we can to support your future plans with us.

Enrollment Questions:

Our caring scholars are waiting for you! They will help you register for classes and answer questions about your academic future. 

After an admission decision is made, we will provide you their contact information through our student portal iVue. Don't forget to contact your academic advisor, introduce yourself and send an introductory email as they will be delighted to hear from you.

Your academic advisor will have all the information you need to complete this step (see the question "How can I connect with my Academic Advisor"). Your advisor will help you create a list of proposed classes for the semester and open registration for you to enroll in classes through Registration Central.

Yes, the Student Financial Services office remains available. Andrews has been preparing for pivoting the campus to virtual learning and working. Our team of Financial Advisors can guide you on the financial options available to you. Advisors are assigned based on the first letter of your last name. You are welcome to contact your representative by email.

International Student Questions:

While we’ve had to transition all non-essential employees to working remotely from their homes, we’ve made the necessary adjustments for minimal interruption to serving your needs. At this time, the best way to contact us is through e-mail. We’re here to support you and we’re working hard to ensure our team members can continue answering your questions in a timely manner and provide you with the reliable service you deserve.

Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns. You can send your questions to iss@andrews.edu

While we’ve had to transition all non-essential employees to working remotely from their homes, we’ve made the necessary adjustments for minimal interruption to serving your needs. At this time, the best way to contact us is through e-mail. We’re here to support you and we’re working hard to ensure our team members can continue answering your questions in a timely manner and provide you with the reliable service you deserve.

Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns. You can send your questions to ciep@andrews.edu.

All summer classes will be delivered to our students remotely via the internet and international students cannot attend on-campus classes at this time. Thus, we are not be processing I-20 forms for new students starting in summer 2020.

We're monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily with guidance from our local health department as well as the state of Michigan, the CDC, and the WHO. We will switch back to normal operations once we determine it’s safe to do so. We are anticipating to resume on-campus operations by Fall 2020, therefore, we invite you to start the I-20 process and contact our International Financial Advisor about your plans for Fall 2020.

Important notice: If you are a current Andrews University on-campus student or a student from another U.S intitution holding a current I-20 Form, we are still processing I-20 Forms for summer 2020.

All summer classes will be delivered to our students remotely via the internet and international students cannot attend on-campus classes at this time. Thus, the international deposit is not required for new students for summer 2020.

We're monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily with guidance from our local health department as well as the state of Michigan, the CDC, and the WHO. We will switch back to normal operations once we determine it’s safe to do so. After our on-campus operations are back to normal, international students coming to campus will be required to pay the international deposit (except citizens of Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and Mexico) and an advance payment towards their first semester of classes (except MDiv, CEIP students and citizens of Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and Mexico). Please be sure to update your application with receipts of these payments.

Important notice: We invite you to contact our International Financial Advisor about your plans for Fall 2020 as we are anticipating resuming on-campus operations by then.

Our staff in the Office of International Student Services is monitoring the changing situation with U.S. embassies and consulates daily, and we will contact you as soon as there are any updates.

  • If you have already begun the process of obtaining a Form I-20, we will continue to work with you to achieve that goal. 
  • If COVID-19 impacts issuance of visas or entry into the U.S., we work with students to determine if updating to a later term is appropriate. 

Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns. You can send your questions to iss@andrews.edu

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 cancelled
  • 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.

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.

Other Questions:

You may still have all sorts of questions of how COVID-19 is affecting our campus and operations. You’ll find a continuously updated collection of relevant information here.