COVID-19 FAQs for Prospective Students


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General Questions:

Yes! Andrews University returned to in-person instruction this fall, Andrews University has developed a COVID-19 mitigation plan. Read the details here

We’re here to support you and we’re working hard to ensure our team members provide you with the reliable service you deserve. We’ve made the necessary adjustments for minimal interruption to serving your needs during the pandemic. 

For the safety of our students, staff, faculty and guests, we will offer Individual campus visits face-to-face or virtually this fall. All Preview events will be virtual at this time. We are still working for you—and you can still explore Andrews for yourself!

We invite you to visit andrews.edu/visit to sign up for a Individual on-campus visit, a Individual Virtual visit, or a Virtual Preview event. You can also enjoy 360-degree views of many areas of the Andrews University campus through our 360 Virtual Tour.

The city of Chicago Emergency Travel Order does not apply to individuals flying into a Chicago airport and then traveling directly to a suburban municipality or otherwise out of the city limits. However, all individuals are expected to follow the latest public health guidance for Chicago while in the city, including in the airport terminal.

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

Admissions Questions:

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 Spring 2021 semester. 

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 Spring 2021 semester.

To learn more Click Here.

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 for spring 2021 semester.

  • Undergraduate prospective students, to learn more Click Here.
  • Graduate prospective students, to learn more Click Here.

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.

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 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.

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:

Andrews University is open and ready to support you! Check Here for updates and other information regarding the impact of COVID19 on international students.