COVID-19

In this time of uncertainty we all have many questions as we look to the future. The following is provided to answer some of these questions often asked by

 

For parents

Contact the office of admissions at admissions@bluffton.edu or 1-800-488-3257 and we will connect you with an available counselor or staff member.

No. We are continuing to process applications for enrollment and financial aid on a daily basis.

We are now offering in-person as well as virtual campus visits via Zoom Technology. Visit www.bluffton.edu/visit for information.

To provide for social distancing, orientation and registration for 2020-21 will be offered in a virtual format. This event will include opportunities to interact with Bluffton staff, representatives and current students, as well as information sessions on student life, academics and financial aid. Visit www.bluffton.edu/admissions/accepted/orientation/ for information.

All spring travel has been cancelled across the state. Admissions counselors are excited to travel in the fall to visit students in their high schools and at college fairs.

The safer return to athletics plan announced in July 2020, includes competition opportunities for all teams. For some fall teams this means a spring conference game schedule. For other teams, there will be no changes to the schedule.
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For admitted students

No. We are continuing to process applications for enrollment and financial aid on a daily basis.

To provide for social distancing, orientation and registration for 2020-21 will be offered in a virtual format. This event will include opportunities to interact with Bluffton staff, representatives and current students, as well as information sessions on student life, academics and financial aid. Visit www.bluffton.edu/admissions/accepted/orientation/ for information.

Bluffton has a rolling deadline for deposits to be submitted, meaning you are able to submit your deposit whenever you have decided to attend Bluffton.

Yes. Bluffton faculty and staff are continuing to work either on campus or remotely. You are encouraged to contact respective offices via email or phone with questions or concerns.

We will be flexible and work closely with students and institutions to ensure we have the documents we need.

Official transcripts are required to make an admissions decision. If you are having trouble getting yours, please speak with your admissions counselor.

 

For transfer students

 

All admissions functions, except for on-campus programming, are continuing as normal. Therefore, our application deadline remains the same.

We can accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary decisions. However, enrollment at Bluffton is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript.

We will be flexible and work closely with students and institutions to ensure we have the documents we need.

Log in to your account at your current college and take a screenshot or print your courses. Be sure the credit hours and final grades are included. Email the documents to us at admissions@bluffton.edu.

My current college is closed due to COVID-19. If my GPA is affected by this, will it affect my admission to Bluffton?

We will continue to review applications holistically. If you’re worried about your GPA, please send us an email at admissions@bluffton.edu and we will work with you.

 

For international students

Bluffton began to process I-20s in late March. We will send an email outlining next steps once you have submitted your enrollment deposit and necessary documentation as communicated by your admissions counselor.  

Will I still be allowed to attend Bluffton?

Bluffton continues to welcome student from around the world. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adhere to any decisions made by the U.S. government.

Can I defer my admission?

Yes, you can defer your admission for up to one year. If you do not attend another university during that time, your admission, financial aid and/or scholarship award should remain the same. Should you enroll in another university during that time, you will have to reapply as a transfer student.

 

For prospective students

Please check https://blufftonbeavers.com/camps/camps for information about the summer camp of interest.

We are now offering in-person as well as campus visits via Zoom Technology where you can take a virtual tour with an admissions counselor as your personal guide. Visit www.bluffton.edu/visit for details.

Yes. All admissions functions, except for on-campus programming, are continuing as normal.

 

For adult and graduate students

Yes. All admissions functions, except for on-campus programming, are continuing as normal. Additional questions should be directed to Shelby Koenig at koenigs@bluffton.edu

Yes. With the exception of the RN to BSN program, Bluffton’s graduate programs and degree completion courses are already offered in an online format. Classes will continue.  

 

For guidance counselors

Bluffton admissions counselors look forward to visiting with you in the fall.

No. We are continuing to process applications for enrollment and financial aid on a daily basis.

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