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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.

At this time, the Office of Admission is hosting only virtual appointments online or by phone. Therefore, have your family jump online with you to share in the experience.

We are offering individual appointments via phone call or video call. Visits are by appointment only and may be scheduled on our visit page or by calling the office at (630) 617-3400.

Yes, face masks are required inside all campus buildings.

We are currently not able to offer on-campus tours in an effort to keep everyone safe. Please take a look at our virtual campus tour. We hope to be able to offer tours on campus again soon. Please check back!

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.

For video appointments, you will meet with your counselor online, so look out for the link we will send you for your meeting time. If you select a phone appointment, we will call you at your meeting time on the number you list when you schedule the appointment.

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! Even with online or phone appointments, we will mail your T-shirt after your visit!

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 for the Spring Term will be virtual. If you are joining us for Fall 2021, please check back.

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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