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Admission FAQ: Answers to Questions About COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has changed certain aspects of the admission process at Elmhurst University—but not our commitment to you and your education goals!

Below are answers to some of the questions we’ve been asked the most.

Please limit your guests to one person, if possible. If necessary, we can accommodate two guests.

We are currently offering individual appointments via phone call, video call, and limited on-campus visits. Visits are by appointment only and are set up following CDC suggested guidelines. You may schedule an appointment on our visit page or call the office at 630-617-3400.

Yes, face masks are required inside all campus buildings.

Yes, we offer one campus tour every hour however we are limiting the tour to only one student and their guest(s). Please schedule all visits and tours in advance so that we can prepare our visitor space appropriately. Please go to our visit page on the website to schedule an appointment or campus tour.

No, our apologies, but to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, all admission counselor appointments and campus tours must be scheduled in advance. Please go to our visit page on the website to schedule a visit.

You will meet with your admission counselor in a conference room allowing for social distancing and following the latest guidelines about room occupancy.

Due to the limitations surrounding students’ opportunities to take the SAT/ACT exam and to ease challenges current high school students are facing, Elmhurst is suspending the standardized test score requirement for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 first-year applicants (some exceptions apply). This is a pilot for Elmhurst and will be reassessed for future terms beyond Spring 2022.

Yes, you will! Each student will have an individual folder and an Elmhurst University T-shirt for visiting campus.

Yes, we will be communicating to all current and incoming students through email and on our COVID-19 webpage about how our academic format will be affected as soon as we have any updates. We are working on several different learning plans so we can pivot quickly and provide the best possible environment for the safety of our students and faculty. We plan to offer in-person courses on campus this fall if government health and safety guidelines allow.

Yes! Better yet, send them to us before the day of your appointment. That way we can spend more time going over the results of your transfer credit evaluations, along with the other admission-related questions you may have. You can send your transcript electronically to

Yes, all advising and registration appointments will be virtual this summer.

The Office of Admission has decided to suspend all large group visits. We have a robust offering of virtual events and webinars for you to explore Elmhurst University and meet our students.

Absolutely! Please visit to submit the college application and follow up by sending any required materials. We will let you know your admission and decision and scholarship award shortly after we receive all required documentation.

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