How has COVID-19 impacted the admission process at Ithaca College?

The Office of Admission is committed to supporting students during this global crisis. Here are some answers to the questions you may have about how COVID-19 may affect your college search.

Submission of Official Documents

We realize school counselors may have challenges in submitting official documents due to school closures. If you cannot submit documents via official platforms, please be in touch directly via email ( or phone (1-607-274-3124) to discuss your options for submission of official documents to our office.

Pass/Fail Grading Changes

We know many schools have moved to online learning and that some school districts are shifting grading policies to pass/fail.

The Office of Admission will maintain a holistic evaluation process and will remain flexible when evaluating transcripts from schools with grading policies that have been adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to work collaboratively with school counselors while remaining student-centered, keeping the interest of students and their future success at the forefront of our admission process. For students transferring to Ithaca College, we will evaluate transfer courses graded as pass/fail for the Spring 2020 term only. The evaluation will be completed upon receipt of an official transcript from an accredited institution.

Please feel free to connect with an admission counselor if you would like to discuss your specific circumstances or have any questions about applying to Ithaca College.  

AP/IB/A-Level Exams

The current environment has necessitated changes to AP, IB and A-Level exam schedules and formats. Ithaca College will continue to award college credit for AP, IB, and A-level exams taken during spring and summer 2020.  We acknowledge the accomplishments of our students who complete advance curricula and encourage students to review our transfer credit policies in more detail.

Ithaca College is Test Optional

COVID-19 may have affected your ability to take standardized tests. Fortunately, we are test optional and do not require standardized test scores as part of the admission process. If you have questions or concerns about submitting standardized test scores, please contact the Office of Admission.

Have additional questions?

Contact the Office of Admission
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

(800) 429-4274 or (607) 274-3124