COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
You may find the latest information regarding the University of Louisville's response to COVID-19 on UofL's Novel Coronavirus webpage.
Information specific to the Office of Admissions:
Updated August 5, 2020:
Office Hours & Contact Information
Our team is available to answer any questions you may have. The Office of Admissions, located at 2211 S. Brook Street on UofL's main Belknap campus reopened for in-person assistance on Monday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Mondays-Fridays. In the meantime, all phones will be monitored including our main line at 502.852.6531 and you will be able to reach any staff member by email.
In addition to being available for incoming or prospective students to visit or take care of business in person, our office will continue to provide virtual options for assisting students and families.
Admissions Visits & Events
While we will continue to provide virtual visits, tours and presentations throughout the summer and fall, on-campus visits have resumed as of July 6, 2020.
***Please note, on July 20, 2020, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an advisory for travelers to Kentucky from states and U.S. territories reporting high numbers of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days. We ask that students and families who have traveled to or are from the following states/territories to reschedule their visit once the advisory is lifted; Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Mississippi, Idaho, S. Carolina, Texas
Safety precautions for on-campus visitors:
- Plexiglass shields have been installed at check-in areas
- Face mask requirement for prospective students and any guests (please provide your own)
- A maximum of two guests will be allowed per student visitor
- No-contact check-in will be used for campus visits
- Social distancing of six feet and reduced seating will be enforced in meeting places
- Door handles, chairs and other community areas will be cleaned at the conclusion of each event
- If you feel sick prior to your event, please reschedule your visit
Applicants and Admitted Students
- We will be accepting unofficial transcripts during this closure. Please work with your admissions counselor to submit all unofficial documents or to discuss if your school instituted pass/fail policies due to COVID-19.
- We will review applications without scores and are able to re-review a previous applicant with additional information, such as a personal statement. Our staff will also accept unofficial test scores during this closure.
- Please contact your admissions counselor if you planned to take a ACT or SAT this spring and your test was no longer available due to COVID-19. We are working with students to offer options and/or receive additional materials in order to make an admission decision for those students who could not retake or take the ACT or SAT due to cancellation of those tests.
- If you are transferring course work to UofL from Spring 2020, the University will accept P grades to meet all general education requirements, and to meet prerequisites. In most cases, P grades earned in other courses will also meet degree requirements, but we recommend checking during your advising appointment.
Tuition & Fees
- The University is currently investigating a more flexible payment plan. More details are available at the Office of the Bursar's website.
- In the case that classes move to completely online, we do not yet know what exact costs will be. In the summer of 2020, UofL set up a pricing structure that did not disadvantage any student transitioning to online summer coursework. The cost for Summer 2020 was in line with face-to-face residents. Non-resident students were able to pay the online rate which is significantly lower than the non-resident face-to-face rate. Students admitted to online only programs are being charged the online rate regardless of their residency. Check for updates at the Office of the Bursar's website.
- If you decide after you have paid your bill not to stay on campus, refunds will be made. This includes meal plans, likely on a prorated basis. Some fees, such as the admissions deposit and housing application fee, are not refundable.
- If there are any changes made by the University mid-semester, we anticipate we would follow the same protocol that we followed for Spring, 2020, which was pro-rated refund for those that have no unpaid balance on their account.
- In the case that classes move to completely online, the Regional Scholars Program may result in a smaller award that can assist to cover the cost of your online coursework. You would still receive an award for Fall and Spring.
Fall 2020 Course Schedule
- Most classes for Fall 2020 will be hybrid, offering a mix of in-person and virtual classes. Any classes listed as remote or distance ed will be offered fully online. Remote classes will meet at the same time each week (e.g. 10 am every Tuesday and Thursday), whereas distance ed courses usually have assignments due at the end of each week but no set meeting time. For students entering into the University for Fall 2020, more information can be found by contacting your academic advisor.
Important Notice for GI Bill Recipients
- A new emergency bill has granted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies (such as COVID-19).
- The new law allows the VA to continue to pay benefits even if your program delivery method has changed from resident training to online training. You will also continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that you received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until UofL resumes normal operations. View additional information.