As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, students nearing the end of their high school careers may feel confused and anxious about the best way to continue applying to colleges.
In response to these feelings of uncertainty, Villa Maria has made changes to its admissions process. “This is a confusing time for students who are applying to colleges,” said Brian Emerson, Villa’s vice president for enrollment. “These changes will ease the burden of attending college during these challenging times. Rightfully, students and their families have lots of questions about how to navigate the admissions process virtually, how to receive acceptance without standardized test scores, and how to pay for college in this time of uncertainty.”
Villa Maria’s flexible admissions process, which is now in effect, mitigates these concerns:
• Deposit Requirement is Lifted: Incoming students are not required to pay a deposit to secure their spot in the Fall 2020 class. Instead, students will receive a deposit waiver form that should be signed and returned to the College.
• Rolling Acceptance: Villa Maria does not have an application deadline. Because you do not have to send in a deposit by May 1, students can be accepted into the College as they apply.
• No Application Fee: There is never an application fee to apply to Villa.
• Test Optional: Do not worry about the SAT and ACT being canceled; Villa does not require them for admissions.
• Provisional Acceptance: During this time, all applicants will receive an acceptance decision based on their unofficial transcripts. These can be obtained via self-service student portals. Students will not have to wait until schools re-open to apply or be accepted.
• Quick Response: Villa is committed to reviewing and responding to applications quickly. We will work with students over the phone, email, text, or on video to help them through the admissions process.
• Personalized Financial Aid: We will re-evaluate all financial aid packages upon request. If you have been given a financial aid package and your financial situation has changed, let us know and we will re-evaluate your aid.
To learn more about the admissions process, visit Villa.edu/admissions.