The Office of Admissions: Q & A
The Office of Admissions is currently offering many remote services to students in order to keep everyone as safe as possible during this difficult time. We know that you have many questions, and we will do our best to provide you with as many answers as possible. Please keep in mind that the situation is fluid, and we will continue to update this page as we receive new information. We very much appreciate your patience as we seek answers to your questions.
Q: What is the best way to get in touch with someone in the Office of Graduate Admissions now that the campus is closed?
A: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us and leave a message at 718-960-8777.
Q: Are information sessions and campus tours being offered?
A: Yes, we are offering sessions on a regular basis. To see our schedule and register for a session, click here. Right now, while you cannot visit the campus in person, you can take a virtual tour of the campus.
Q: What is the best way for me to send you my transcript(s)?
A: Official transcript(s) should be e-mailed ELECTRONICALLY via a digital credential company (e.g. Parchment, E transcript(s), National Clearinghouse, Escripts) to email@example.com from the institution. Alternatively, you may scan and e-mail the unofficial/student copy of the transcript(s). The official transcript(s) will be required in order to maintain enrollment. Please remember, we need transcript(s) from all of the schools you attended after high school.
Q: How can I pay the application fee if the office is closed?
A: Application fees should not be mailed to the Bursar’s Office until offices reopen. Additional information will be provided as circumstances change. The application fee will be added to your tuition bill.
Q: How do I submit the commitment deposit?
We do not recommend mailing the commitment deposit fee. You may complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at FASFA.ed.gov. If your EFC (estimated family contribution) is $3,000 or below, upload the completed commitment deposit form and the first page of your SAR (Student Aid Report) -which indicates the amount of your EFC- to the Graduate Admissions file drop. If your EFC is above $3,000., upload the commitment deposit form. The deposit fee will be added to your tuition bill.
Q: Will the application deadlines for graduate programs be extended?
A: At this time, the April 15 deadline has been extended. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions website for changes and updates.
Q: Do I have to take the GRE by April 15 in spite of the coronavirus?
A: The GRE required by education programs leading to teacher certification is waived for summer and fall 2020 enrollment.
Q: How can I complete the immunization requirement?
A: New York Quest Testing and LabCorp sites are currently open. Ideally, accepted students should go through their primary care provider. Those who cannot obtain the MMR titer with their physician, should contact the Student Health Center.
Q: Do I have to take the TOEFL/IELTS in spite of the issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic?
A: Any Fall 2020 applicant who has not yet taken either the TOEFL or IELTS English language exams are encouraged to submit all other application materials. The program's admissions committee may request additional writing samples or interviews as an alternative means of assessing your qualifications. If you have already taken one of these exams, please upload your scores as usual as it will help the committee review your application.a
Q: What is the best way for me to send you my transcript(s) and other supporting materials?
A: Official transcript(s) should be e-mailed ELECTRONICALLY via a digital credential company (e.g. Parchment, E transcript(s), National Clearinghouse, Escripts) to firstname.lastname@example.org from the institution. However, unofficial transcripts and other supporting documents must be submitted using our new secure portal -upload documents to Graduate Admissions file drop at https://lehmanshare.lehman.edu/filedrop/graduate.
Q: Who can I contact if I do not see my question?
A: If you have additional questions, please call us and leave a message at 718-960-8777 or e-mail us at email@example.com.