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Prospective Students

Last Updated: 04/01/2020 2:30 p.m. (This document is evolving. Please check back for updates.)

How do I contact my admission counselor?

You can find your admission counselor here. We’re happy to help with any questions you may have!

Can I still visit campus?

All admission visit programs and daily visits have been cancelled for the immediate future, and our office building is currently closed to the public. While it’s not possible to visit campus right now, we encourage you to check out our virtual visit options.

Deposited Students

I’ve already reserved my spot in the class. Will Summer Orientation dates change?

Our Summer Orientation programs are currently scheduled to run as planned. Bradley is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and we understand the uncertainty you may feel at this time. As always, we’re committed to the well-being of our students, staff and faculty. Please continue to check our website or contact your admission counselor with any questions. You may also email the Orientation Office at orientation@bradley.edu. We’ll be sure to notify our deposited students if changes are made to current program dates. 

Admitted Students

Is May 1 still the deposit deadline?

You can submit your enrollment deposit on your Bradley Bound status page as soon as you know Bradley is the right fit for you. For students who need more time, we have extended our enrollment commitment deadline until June 1. As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is ever changing, we’ll keep you informed if the deadline is extended again. Your admission counselor is happy to talk through your college decision with you any time.

Can I still connect with faculty or current students to learn more about Bradley while campus is closed?

While our campus isn’t receiving visitors, Bradley is committed to providing ongoing support to prospective students. You can request a call or email from our faculty and students by clicking here. They would be happy to tell you more about Bradley!

How do I submit documents to the Office of Financial Assistance?

You can upload requested documents to your Bradley Bound status page. If you have questions about how to do this, please contact your admission counselor.

What if my school decides to change the grading scale in my last semester to pass or fail grades, and doesn’t award A-F grades? Will this affect my admission and scholarships?

We understand that some high schools may have to make adjustments in grading practices. These changes will not affect your admission decision or the scholarships you have already received. We will review your transcripts when you submit final grades to determine if we need any additional information.

I am enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework and the exams have been postponed. How will this affect me earning college credit from these exams?

We encourage you to stay connected with your high school counseling office for the most up to date information about testing dates and how exams will be facilitated. Please have your scores sent to us once your exam is completed. Once we receive your AP and/or IB scores, credit will be awarded based on individual scores. If we haven’t received your score prior to your orientation session and course registration, please let your academic advisor know which exams you’ve taken (or plan to take).

Applicants

Can I still apply to Bradley for the Fall 2020 semester?

Yes! We are still accepting applications and admitting students on a rolling basis. You may apply now using the Bradley University Application or the Common Application. We look forward to reading your application!

I can’t submit my high school or college transcript.

To ease the process of completing your application during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we’re offering the option of providing unofficial transcripts or test scores. Official documents matter, but helping you in a timely way matters more right now.

Log in to your Bradley Bound status page to see what supporting materials are still needed from your checklist and to submit unofficial information to complete your application. You’ll be able to upload your unofficial documents using the upload documents link on the page.

Official documents of your test score and a final transcript must be received either before your Bradley orientation date or by Aug. 1 if you will attend an August orientation.

International Students

The May/June GCE-A Level exams have been cancelled in my country and I won’t have final secondary results before the start for Fall 2020.

Bradley will accept classroom transcripts showing grades for coursework/term work completed for grades 9, 10, 11 and what has been completed so far in your final year (or O level results and grade reports for grade 11 and 12). We generally would consider the final documentation from your Education Ministry as proof of successful secondary school completion. This would also provide access to tertiary education in your home country.

I'm an international student. How does the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic affect my travel plans, orientation and move-in date?

Visa appointments are not currently being taken for any travel to the United States. We anticipate that will change when the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic stabilizes. We will work with our enrolling international students to help them complete the visa process as soon as it’s available in their country. 

I haven't been able to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). How will this affect my admission application?

ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas. The test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the TOEFL iBT test taken at a test center. It is taken on your own computer at home and is monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®.

As of March 23, 2020, the test is available in the U.S., Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong (China) and Macau (China).

Please check ets.org/toefl for important updates.


This page is intended to provide information about the novel coronavirus, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take, as well as information on the effects of measures various governments are taking to stem the outbreak.

This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.