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COVID-19 FAQs for Prospective Students

Applicant FAQs

Can I visit campus?

Yes! We have resumed in-person campus visits, and while we are currently limiting tours to one family at a time, we have multiple time slots available. Out of an abundance of caution for all, we have guidelines that will be communicated upon your registration. Click here to register.

We will continue offering online visit options as well, which can be found here.

Last updated 05/22/2020


How can I schedule an online visit and what will it offer?

You can learn more about our online visits and register for them here. At Covenant, personal connection and relationships are a big part of who we are. That’s why visits to our campus are so important; but since you can’t come to us, we’re coming to you, in your home. Meet with your Admissions Counselor to discuss the application, campus community, and academics. You can also choose to speak with a coach and sign up for webinars hosted by our stellar faculty.

Last updated 04/29/2020


If I’m a high school senior, is it too late to apply?

Certainly not! We understand your vision for the future may be evolving each day. If you think Covenant is for you, we will do our best to accelerate your application through our admission process. You can apply online through the Common Application or through our website.

Last updated 04/29/2020


When can I apply for admission to Covenant for Fall 2021?

You can apply now for Spring and Fall 2021 using either our Covenant Application or the Common Application.

Last updated 09/14/2020


Since my season was cancelled, can I still be recruited for athletic programs?

Coaches are happy to hear from you. Simply fill out the Recruit Questionnaire for your sport.

Last updated 04/29/2020


If I wasn’t able to take the ACT/SAT because it was cancelled, will that affect my ability to be considered for admission?

In response to the cancellation of the SAT and ACT tests, we are allowing Spring and Fall 2021 applicants to apply "test-optional." New applicants are permitted to submit their application without a test score; however, they may include their test scores if they feel it will benefit their application.


*Please note that the Classical Learning Test (CLT) is still being offered online, in the safety of the test-taker’s home.

Last updated 09/14/2020


Will admission for Fall 2021 to Covenant also be “test-optional?”

For students applying for Spring of 2021 and Fall of 2021, we will be continuing the test-optional admission option. Once a student submits their application they will be prompted to inform the college which option they prefer.

Last updated 07/09/2020


If I have more questions about admission to Covenant, who should I talk to?

Your Admissions Counselor! Each counselor is assigned different regions. Find out who your admissions is and how to contact them here.

Last updated 04/29/2020




International Student FAQs

I’m applying for Fall 2020 and my spring TOEFL or IELTS exam was cancelled, can I still proceed?

Yes, our offer for test optional extends to international students as well. If your application is not yet complete, you have the option to apply without standardized and/or English proficiency exams.

Last updated 04/29/2020


Can I still apply for an F-1 Student Visa during this pandemic?

Yes, the US embassies are still offering appointments for F-1 Student Visas and a limited number of other visas. We will be glad to work with you through this process so you can join us this fall!

Last updated 04/29/2020


I’m applying for Fall 2021. Does the "Test-Optional" apply to international student applicants?

Yes, the ACT, SAT, or CLT are not required for International Students seeking Spring or Fall 2021 admission. BUT students whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL or IELTS in place of the SAT, ACT, or CLT. Please have an official score report sent to us (college number for SAT 6124, for ACT 3951). We require a minimum total score of 577 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based) or 90 (Internet-based) for the TOEFL, or a minimum of 7 for the IELTS.

Last updated 09/14/2020


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