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.

We are currently limiting our guest count to three (3).

The Office of Admission offers three ways to conduct a visit: in-person, virtual online, or by phone. Visits are by appointment only and may be scheduled on our visit page or by calling the office at (630) 617-3400.

Masks must be worn in all University-owned and operated buildings until further notice. Masks do not need to be worn outside if you are fully vaccinated, unless you are asked to do so by a Student Ambassador during your campus tour.

Campus Tours are being offered and will include a Student Ambassador and up to three guests.

Walk-ins are accepted for campus tours if a spot is available; however, all appointments with counselors must be made in advance.

On-campus appointments are held in conference rooms that are cleaned and sanitized following each meeting. 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 using 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 score requirement for Fall 2022/Spring 2023 first-year applicants (some exceptions apply). This is a pilot for Elmhurst and will be reassessed for future terms beyond Spring 2023.

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

We plan to resume our in-person teaching and learning, co-curricular activities, dance and musical performances, lectures, athletic events, and 150th-anniversary celebration activities with the appropriate public health safeguards in place. We will continue to monitor and respond appropriately to the CDC guidelines as they are updated during this time. As such, our current policies are also subject to change.

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

Note: If you are applying to the Distance Accelerated BSN or the Distance Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice online programs, please send official electronic transcripts to Please confirm the receiving address when ordering, as many sending institutions have default email addresses in their systems. If sent to any other Elmhurst University email address, there may be a delay in processing the documents.

All advising and registration appointments for the Fall Term are in-person except for August 20, which will be virtual.

At this time, the Office of Admission has suspended all large group visits. However, we have a robust offering of on-campus events and virtual 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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