Admission Office Coronavirus Information
PLU has been following the lead of public health officials to do everything possible to keep our community safe and healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic (You can view PLU’s Coronavirus Information page here).
PLU is a community of care and we are here to support you. Below you’ll find answers to some of the questions and concerns you might have, which include the measures we are taking to allow for flexibility on requirements, deadlines, and more. We hope this helps alleviate some of the stress and worries as you continue through your college exploration and application process.
Grades from Virtual Learning
Will having a Pass/Fail grade instead of letter grade from this time impact my admission in any way?
It will not impact your acceptance as long as it’s a Pass. As long as you are still able to graduate from high school with that passing grade, there will be no impact on your admission to PLU.
We also don’t use high school grades for placement in PLU math or foreign language classes (we have our own placement assessments for you to complete) , so a Pass grade will not impact your placement in those courses.
Do I need to take the SAT/ACT?
PLU was a test optional school prior to the start of the pandemic and is still a test optional school. If you decided not to take the SAT or ACT test it won’t hinder your ability to apply now or in the future. It will also not have any impact on your ability to receive scholarships from PLU.
AP, IB, and Cambridge Credits
Will PLU accept AP, IB and Cambridge credits taken during the pandemic?
There will be no change to our current College-level credit policies. PLU will continue to accept AP, IB, and Cambridge credits if, due to the impact of COVID-19, exams are taken at home.
For Admitted Students
Will PLU be requiring a COVID-19 vaccination?
PLU will require all students — undergraduate and graduate — to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus for the fall semester, with case by case exceptions allowed only for medical or religious reasons. This policy, focused on the health of the campus community, is similar to our current requirements for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. Where COVID-19 vaccination exceptions are granted, the university may require additional COVID-19 testing, social and access restrictions, quarantining and other limitations or requirements.
For comprehensive information and updates, please visit the PLU Coronavirus Information website.