Admissions COVID-19 FAQs
Kutztown University is here for you during this uncertain time! Our admissions counselors are here to assist with all of your questions about the application and enrollment process. Please find a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you on your journey to becoming a Golden Bear! You can also visit this page for university COVID-19 updates.
What are KU's campus protocols related to COVID-19?
Effective June 1, 2021, Kutztown University will lift its COVID-19 mitigation restrictions. This reflects Governor Wolf's announcement, which takes effect on May 31, 2021.
Mitigation restrictions including but not limited to, social distancing requirements, dining restrictions, occupancy limits, public reporting of cases, and mass screening will be lifted June 1.
In addition, masks will no longer be required for any individual on KU's campus, effective June 1. Individuals should follow CDC guidance for when to wear a mask, which can be read here.
Individuals who are fully vaccinated (two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine) can resume activities on campus without wearing a mask or physical distancing. In addition, those who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine if they have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
Individuals who have not yet been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when unable to social distance.
Read the full campus announcement here.
- How can I stay connected to the Office of Admissions for updates and information?
Can I visit KU?
Yes! All of our in-person and virtual visitation opportunities can be found here.
Have Kutztown University's admissions deadlines changed?
Kutztown University operates on rolling admissions, and we review applications on an ongoing basis as they become complete.
I have not been able to sit for the SAT and/or ACT as a result of COVID-19. What is Kutztown University's policy regarding standardized tests?
In Spring 2020, in response to COVID-19, KU elected to waive the SAT/ACT requirement for strong academic students unable to sit for an exam. We are aware that testing sites will have limited capacity this Fall and will potentially cancel additional tests in the coming months. As a result of this limitation to students, we have extended our policy for students entering in Spring or Fall 2021 and now Spring or Fall 2022 and will be test-optional in rendering admissions decisions.
Some students will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Exceptions Committee using additional criteria such as rigor of high school coursework, trends in grades over four years, and GPA in core areas such as Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.
There will also be students who will be given strong consideration for our mandatory summer STARS program. Admission into this program requires attendance at a 5-week summer program and successful completion of 2 (two) 3-credit college courses in order to matriculate in the Fall semester. Students will be notified with their admission whether they are admitted to this program.
Students who are unable to submit an SAT/ACT score will still be considered for merit scholarships. Should students sit for an exam, scores will be accepted throughout the year to potentially increase the amount of the merit award received.
Each student is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and additional information might be requested by the Office of Admissions. If it is determined that additional information is needed to complete an admissions review, students will be contacted directly.