COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Get the most up-to-date answers during this unprecedented time.

Campus Visits & Events

Can I still visit campus?

Creighton University has implemented major changes to its operations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From now until May 1, we are moving all campus visits to a virtual format and are not receiving in-person visitors. We are happy to offer virtual visits during this time.

After May 1, we are hopeful to be able offer on-campus visits as well. However, please keep in mind that the situation is changing rapidly, and it is challenging to predict a specific date that we will resume on-campus visits. Therefore, it is possible that we will remain unable to accept in-person visitors after May 1. Please keep this in mind when planning travel. Schedule your visit here.

What does a virtual visit consist of?

You’ll start with a 45-minute video meeting with an admissions counselor. Then you’ll have a video meeting with current Creighton students. They will provide a virtual tour of campus, and then have time for Q&A.

Are you still hosting Admitted Student Days?

Creighton University has implemented major changes to its operations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have moved our remaining Admitted Student Days to a virtual format. Learn more and register for one of our Virtual Admitted Student Days.

I have already reserved my spot in the class.  Will summer orientation (Summer Preview) dates change?

Our summer orientation program, Summer Preview 2020, is currently scheduled for four sessions on June 1-2, June 4-5, June 8-9, June 11-12. We’re closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we understand the uncertainty you may be experiencing at this time. As always, we’re committed to the well-being of our students, staff and faculty. Please continue to check our website, your student portal or contact your admissions counselor for any questions you may have. We will also be sure to notify our deposited students if changes are made to our program dates. 

Because I can’t visit campus, can I still talk to a professor or advisor about some questions I have about my intended major? 

While our campus is not receiving visitors, Creighton’s faculty and staff are committed to providing ongoing support to prospective students. We are happy to schedule a virtual appointment for you with a professor or advisor to answer any questions you might have regarding programs of study, admission requirements, application questions, etc. You can schedule a virtual appointment here.


Deposit Deadline, Admissions Decisions & Scholarships

What is the deadline to submit my deposit?

We understand that this time of year is incredibly important as you are making your college decision, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted many students’ abilities to travel and visit campuses. With this in mind, we will be extending the class reservation deadline to June 1 for all students.

Note that many institutions have not changed their deposit deadline, so make sure you’re well-informed about all of the institutions you are considering and their deadlines.

How long will my admission decision and scholarship offer be honored?

Your admission decision and scholarship offer will be honored until June 1. If you believe this is not a sufficient amount of time to make a thoughtful decision, please reach out to your admissions counselor.

How will the June 1 deposit extension impact housing placement? Will there be a preference for housing if a student deposits by May 1 vs. June 1?

No preference is provided for residence hall placement, but access to the student portal choose.creighton.edu/status for finding a roommate is available once you have made your class reservation and housing deposit. The roommate matching portal would typically open from May 15 through June 20. We are continuing to monitor the developing situation and will make decisions with our incoming students’ best interest in mind.

How will the June 1 deposit extension impact the roommate search portal option for students?

Housing assignments have typically been shared in the second week of July. The roommate matching portal would typically open from May 15 through June 20. We are continuing to monitor the developing situation and will make decisions with our incoming students’ best interest in mind. We will still offer the same options to students when the time is appropriate.

With the class reservation deadline being moved back to June 1, is my scholarship offer also good up until that time?

Yes, your admission decision, scholarship, and any need-based aid offered in your financial aid package will be honored until June 1.

Can I still make my class reservation deposit?

Yes. To make your class reservation deposit simply go to choose.creighton.edu/status and follow the prompts to complete the class deposit and housing application process. Make your deposit with a credit card or e-check and select either: living on campus ($500) or living at home ($400; only applicable students who live in Omaha).


Immunizations

How will immunization records be reviewed? With the influx of people visiting healthcare providers, are we more flexible with our deadlines?

Student Health Education and Compliance does not expect or foresee any changes to the immunization requirement due to the June 1 change.


Completing Your Senior Year

If my high school graduation is delayed or my school closes, what steps do I need to take to enroll at Creighton?

Creighton is closely monitoring school decisions around the country.  We will allow students in the process of completing high school courses over the summer to take the necessary steps to enroll at Creighton in the fall.  This includes registering for classes, being placed in University housing, and attending orientation programs.  We will work with you and your high school on any circumstances that are out of the student’s control. This includes obtaining final high school transcripts from your high school.

My high school year has been extended to make up for lost instruction days. Does this affect my admission decision?

Your Creighton admissions decision will not be affected by lost instruction days.  Your admissions decision is contingent on your completion of a minimum high school curriculum.  If cancellations are beyond the student’s control, we will work individually with you and your high school.

Is Creighton still accepting applications?  If so, how soon will I learn of my admission decision?

Yes, you can apply free via our online application here.  Once your application file is complete, you should expect an admission decision in 2-4 weeks.

What if my school decides to change the grading scale in my last semester to pass or fail grades, and does not 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 or scholarships that are already given. We will review your transcripts when you submit final grades to determine if we need any additional information from you about these changes or about your final grades.

What should I do if our graduation date has been moved to July or August, and I worry about getting to campus in time for orientation and classes to begin?

Please let us know as soon as you can about these changes. We will do what we can to plan around these changes and make sure that you are able to join us in the fall semester to the best of our ability.

What should I do if I am unable to take final exams for my curriculum prior to the start of the fall term, including IB, AP, A-Levels, or national curriculum exams?

Please let us know if you are facing these challenges. We will work with you on an individual basis to see if you can continue to join us in August as planned, or if we need to work on an alternate schedule.

What if I am unable to take my ACT or SAT test due to cancelled test dates?

Please contact your admissions counselor to discuss your individual circumstances.


Transfer Students

I am a prospective transfer student - where do I send my transcript? 

If you are unable to obtain an official transcript at this time, please contact your admissions counselor at 402-280-2703 to discuss your options. We are committed to working with you during his unprecedented time.


International Students

Will I still be able to get my I-20 and have support for the visa process?

Yes, we are still sending out I-20s and the instructions on how to obtain your I-20 can be found in the portal. If you have questions about the documents needed, or the next steps for your visa, please contact Megan Mankerian-Stem, Director of International Enrollment, at meganmankerian [at] creighton [dot] edu.

What should I do if I am unable to take final exams for my curriculum prior to the start of the fall term, including IB, AP, A-Levels, or national curriculum exams?

Please let us know if you are facing these challenges. We will work with you on an individual basis to see if you can continue to join us in August as planned, or if we need to work on an alternate schedule.


 

See resources and updates for current students and other groups here