COVID-19 Admissions FAQ

Do you have questions about how COVID-19 is affecting our admissions process? We have answers! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Office of Admissions
Our Office of Admissions continues to operate, just differently. We are still processing applications (yes - we are still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester!), mail is being opened and acceptance letters are being sent digitally. But most of us are working remotely.

We're here to answer any questions you may have through email, phone calls, Zoom appointments, individual in-person visits and virtual visit options.

Speaking of Zoom - we've created a handful of campus-inspired and spirit-themed Zoom backgrounds to keep us united even when we're apart.


Beginning March 30, Alfred University's admissions process will be test-optional for anyone enrolling in the Spring or Fall of 2021, giving you the option of including your scores from the SAT or ACT, if you choose.

All our offices are open for business - but the campus is restricted to essential personnel only. This means the large majority of our faculty and staff are working remotely. You are able to contact them by email or phone.

Everyone in the Office of Admissions is here to help you. You can reach us by email or by calling 607-871-2115 and we will make sure your questions are answered as quickly as possible.

Yes! The COVID-19 situation will not affect your ability to apply. We accept our own Alfred University Application for the Common Application. Visit our Apply Now page to submit your application today. We are currently waiving the application fee.
Yes. We understand the struggle the current situation may cause for you to complete your application. Just send us an email and we will update your file.
Yes - we will use your unofficial transcript at this time and only require an official transcript once your school is back open.
Yes! As of July 8, 2020 we are welcoming prospective students and their families to campus for individual visits. Reservations are required and time slots are limited to one family.
You can stay up-to-date on our response efforts to the COVID-19 virus on our webpage dedicated to sharing all of our efforts in one place.