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The Virtual Valpo Experience

As we navigate this unprecedented time together, Valpo Admission is committed to providing you with the best experience in your college search journey as currently possible. Below you will find virtual insights into campus, COVID-19 frequently asked questions, and more Admissions information.

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Take our Virtual Tour!

Join tour guides Anna and Joey as they take you around campus and give an inside look at what the Valpo experience could look like for you.

Valpo’s Live Information Sessions

It’s true – admission counselors love to talk with future students! Sign up for a time to meet up with us through Valpo’s Live Information Sessions (be sure to take our Virtual Tour, above, first!):

International Students – If you would like to talk with an international counselor, please email us at intl.undergrad@valpo.edu to set up a time for a virtual chat.

Rather speak one-on-one with your Admission Counselor? Go here to find the ways to directly connect!


Valpo Videos!

Opportunity starts here: Visualize life on campus and learn from current students and staff about the Valpo Experience and its opportunities.

FAQ

Who can I contact for help with Valpo admissions questions during this time? 

Will this affect the timing of admission decisions? 

  • No. Admission decisions will continue as normal.

 What are our visit options during this time? 

  • Check out our virtual tour!
  • You may also reach out to your admission counselor to schedule a virtual meeting and our @ValpoAdmission social media accounts and ZeeMee page will also be sharing even more inside looks into campus facilities, opportunities, and programs.

I already have a visit scheduled between now and May 1. What should I do? 

  • You may reschedule your visit for after May 1 online at valpo.edu/visit.  

Am I allowed to travel to campus? 

  • While you are able to come onto campus, the Admission staff is working remotely, therefore we are not offering new tours or information sessions at this time. We encourage you to schedule your visit for after May 1 to get the best visit experience possible.

Will this affect FOCUS orientation dates?

  • FOCUS orientation dates remain as scheduled. Please continue to register at valpo.edu/focus.

Valpo admission was scheduled to visit my area. Will they still be here? 

  • Out of safety for our admission counselors and community, all travel has been suspended until May 1.

Have there been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Valparaiso University’s campus? 

  • No.

Is Valpo still hosting on campus events such as music concerts and athletics games?  

  • Valparaiso University has canceled all athletic, music, theater, and big events through May 1.

Will this affect the timing of admission decisions? 

  • No. Admission decisions will continue as normal.

Will the May 1 deadline be extended? 

  • Due to the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic is causing, we will extend the deposit confirmation deadline to June 1, 2020.  Please connect with your admission counselor should you have questions concerning the enrollment deposit. 

Are other on-campus offices open?

  • Yes, the University is still open and faculty and staff are conducting business as usual. You are encouraged to contact respective offices via email or phone call with any questions or concerns.

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts and test scores? 

  • We will work with individuals to ensure all necessary documents are received without undue stress to our students and families as we all navigate this together.

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

  • We will accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary decisions. Enrollment at Valparaiso University is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript.

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts and test scores? 

  • We will work with individuals to ensure all necessary documents are received without undue stress to our students and families as we all navigate this together.

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

  • We will accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary decisions. Enrollment at Valparaiso University is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript.

When will I receive my I-20? 

  • We are currently preparing I-20s as we receive your proof of finances; there might be slight delays.

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

  • Yes! Valpo is an inclusive environment and welcomes students from around the world. We are continually monitoring the situation and will adhere to any decisions made by University officials and the US Government.

If I am not able to attend Valpo this fall, can I defer my admission? 

  • Yes, students are allowed to defer their admission and will be able to keep their merit based scholarship for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 starts.

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts and test scores? 

  • We currently accept copies of your translated official transcripts and test scores through email at intl.undergrad@valpo.edu. At this time, we are also accepting Duolingo if you are unable to take a TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT as testing centers in your country may be closed. If you are submitting Duolingo (it is a test you can take online)- a score of 100+ must be achieved and proof of your score emailed to intl.undergrad@valpo.edu.

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

  • We will accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary decisions. Enrollment at Valparaiso University is contingent upon receipt of a final official transcript.

Is Valpo still accepting international applications?

  • Yes we are accepting applications with no application fee until June 1 and will accept additional applications on a case by case basis. Apply here or through Common Application

Where can I find the admission requirements to apply to Valparaiso University?

  • Our website has detailed instructions on how to apply and what documentation you would need to send us. We hope to see your application soon! 

How do I talk to an international admission counselor or have additional questions answered?

Are you still processing applications? 

  • Yes. Application review and admission decisions will continue as normal.

 What are my visit options during this time? 

  • Check out our virtual tour!
  • You may also reach out to your admission counselor to schedule a virtual meeting and our @ValpoAdmission social media accounts and ZeeMee page will also be sharing even more inside looks into campus facilities, opportunities, and programs.

Valpo is scheduled to come to my campus. Will you still be coming?  

  • Out of safety for our Admission Counselors and community, all travel has been suspended until May 1.

Will Valpo be present at college fairs? 

  • Out of safety for our admission counselors and community, all travel has been suspended until May 1.

Will your file processing be delayed? 

  • As of now, no delays are anticipated.