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.

Test Optional since 2012

Fortunately, IC has been test optional since 2012 and does not require submission of 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.

Pass/Fail Grading Changes

Many schools moved to online learning, and some school districts, colleges, and universities shifted their 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 interests of students and their future success at the forefront of our admission review process

Please contact an admission counselor if you would like to discuss your circumstances or have any questions about applying to Ithaca College.

AP/IB/A-Level Exams

Ithaca College will continue to award college credit for AP, IB, and A-level exams taken during spring and summer 2020.  We encourage students to review our transfer credit policies for more detail.

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 contact us via email ( or phone (1-607-274-3124) to discuss your options for submission of official documents to our office.

Have additional questions?

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