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 virtual campus visits via Zoom Technology. We will continue to monitor the situation in order to accommodate as many visitors as possible once campus reopens. Visit www.bluffton.edu/visit for information.

We are currently exploring options to virtually offer the orientation previously scheduled for April 4. We will communicate via email with those who have registered for this session. At this time we do not expect orientation dates in May and June to be affected.

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.

 

Check your email for information about visiting campus virtually through Zoom Technology.

 

Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19, the HCAC announced that all conference and non-conference competitions are cancelled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. More information can be found at https://blufftonbeavers.com

 

For admitted students

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

Unfortunately, due to the Stay at Home Order, we are not able to host our orientation on campus on April 4. Students registered for this date have been contacted. At this time, we are still hoping to hold the May 15 orientation as planned. Continue to check your email for updates and reach out to your admissions counselor with questions.

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.

Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19 the HCAC announced that all conference and non-conference competitions are cancelled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. More information can be found at https://blufftonbeavers.com

 

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 will begin 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

As of now, there have been no cancellations of events happening after May 5. All summer events are expected to continue as scheduled.

While we are not currently accepting visitors on campus, 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.

Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19 the HCAC announced that all conference and non-conference competitions are cancelled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. More information can be found at https://blufftonbeavers.com

 

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

All spring travel, including spring college fairs, have been cancelled. 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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