Utica College

COVID-19: Info For Applicants

Here's what you need to know

While the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Utica College is adjusting its admissions processes to offer greater flexibility to applicants and their families. Below you will find information and resources that will help you move forward with your plan to study at Utica College.

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If at any time you have questions or concerns about what to do next, please don't hesitate to contact us:

  • Email us at admiss@utica.edu
  • Call us at 315.792.3006

We'll be glad to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some helpful answers for applicants and their families.

Q: Will the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline be extended?

Yes. Utica College understands the hardship this situation may cause our students.  At this time we have extended our Enrollment Deposit deadline to June 1, 2020.

Q: What offices at Utica College are open?

Currently the following offices are open for phone calls and emails.  We are not allowing walk-in visits to any office on campus at this time. 

Q: Who can help me over the phone or email in admissions?

All of us in the Office of Admissions are here to help you.  Contact the Office of Admission at admiss@utica.edu or 315-792-3006 and we will make sure your questions are answered as quickly as possible. 

Q: Can I still apply to UC?

Yes, this will not affect your ability to apply to UC. We accept the Common Application or our Utica College Application.  Go to our Apply Now page to submit your app today.  If the application fee will be a burden to you and your family, please use the fee waiver code UCWV.

Q: Are you offering extensions on missing documents?

Yes. We understand the struggle the current situation may cause for students to complete their applications. Just send us an email and we will update your file.

Q: Will you accept an unofficial transcript if my school is closed?

Yes. We will use your unofficial transcript at this time and only require an official transcript once your school is back open.

Q: How can I visit the UC campus?

At this time, we are offering a variety of virtual events and interview sessions for students.  Please go to our Visit Page or call the admissions office at 315-792-3006

Q: Will more opportunities to visit Utica College be added later?

We are continuing to monitor our spring visit schedule and hope to be able to offer on campus visits beginning on April 15th.  This depends on recommendations from the Oneida County Health Department and other relevant authorities. Please go to our Visit Page for up to date visit information and as always check your email for updates. 

Q: Utica College was scheduled to visit my area, will they still be here?

At this time, all Utica College Admissions related travel has been cancelled through April 10th. We will reassess at that time and reschedule if possible.  Visit our counselor travel schedule page to see when and where we will be on the road later in the spring. 

Q: Am I allowed to visit campus?

At this time, all admissions events and visits are required to be virtual.  We will let you know as soon as campus is back open to the public, and we can’t wait to see you!

Q: Have there been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the UC Campus?

As of dismissal for Spring Break on March 13, there had been no confirmed cases on Campus. For the most current information, please see our Coronavirus Precautionary Information page, which will include updates on Utica College's response to this situation.

Information on AP Credit: 

For students planning to enroll at UC in 2020, 2021, or 2022 who have been enrolled this term in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and will be unable to take the exams or taking a different form of exam, Utica will continue its current process of awarding credit and course placement, using the modified results and reporting that the testing agencies have announced:  

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students  

Q: When will I receive my Form I-20?

I-20s must be sent directly to students permanent addresses, and they have to be hand-signed by DSOs, so digital documents will not suffice. We will work as diligently as possible to make sure that documents are sent in a timely manner. Keep in mind, the earliest you can schedule a visa interview appointment is 4 months prior to the start of the academic term, which would be in late April at the earliest.

Q: If my country has been affected by COVID-19, will I still be allowed to attend?

There are many travel restrictions currently in place. We will still review applications and provide decisions whenever possible. If you are unable to attend due to travel restrictions, we will defer your application to the subsequent academic term.

Q: If I’m not able to attend this fall, can I defer my admission?

Yes. Please contact Jonathan Gambier at jmgambie@utica.edu to request your application be deferred.

Q: Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

You will not be able to attend classes without first providing us with a final transcript. If you are unable to provide the transcript, your admission can be deferred to the subsequent semester.

Q: My current school is closed: Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

Yes. For the purposes of admission, we can provide you with a decision using your unofficial transcript.

Graduate admissions at Utica College is happy to assist you with questions or concerns.  Because each program has its own specific requirements, please email us and we will be back to you very soon.

 

We hope that you will stay well and healthy during these difficult times.  We're here to help.

John Rowe, Executive Director of Graduate Admissions  jrowe@utica.edu

Lynn Cope, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  lcope@utica.edu

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