Admission FAQs: COVID-19

Will refunds be offered if students are unable to arrive to campus in the fall?

Yes, if students are unable to arrive to campus due to travel or visa restrictions, and decide to withdraw, we can offer a refund of deposit and any tuition paid to that point. However, it is our goal that students remain enrolled, take their courses online (see Student FAQ), and look to come to campus when able (later in the fall, January after Winter Break, etc).

Can students be enrolled in the fall and learn fully online?

Yes, all courses will be available in person as well as virtually. Should travel or visa restrictions prevent students from arriving, they will have full capability to access their classes online.

If students must distance learn because of travel or visa restrictions, will any tuition be refunded?

Yes, if students are unable to arrive to campus due to travel or visa restrictions, tuition would be prorated and credited to subsequent semesters.

Can a newly accepted or newly enrolled student defer until January or Fall 2021?

Yes, if a student is newly accepted, they are able to sign their contract, pay their deposit, and have these applied for Academic Year 2021-2022 to hold their spot. Likewise, if a student is newly enrolled already - contract has been received and deposit has been paid - they are able to apply these to hold their spot for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

If a newly accepted student would like to defer to 2021, will they need to reapply?

If a student is accepted but does not officially enroll and defer, yes, students will need to reapply this coming fall for the 2021-2022 school year.

Will students' visa statuses be affected by any online or hybrid learning?

No, with Marianapolis opening with students on campus this fall, those with F-1 Visas and an active status will not be under any risk of their status changing.

Does the recent announcement from ICE on rules for online learning affect our visa or status as an active student?

No, because we are opening with students on campus and learning in the classroom (along with some online learning), students who have their F-1 visas will not be affected by the updated rules from ICE.

Can Marianapolis provide a letter of support for visa applications and/or expedited / emergency appointments?

Yes, a family can absolutely request one of these letters from the Admission Office; it will be provided within 24 hours of the request.

Can a student withdraw for the 2020-2021 academic year and return in fall 2021?

A student withdrawing with the intention of returning would need to speak with the Admission Office. If the family is hopeful of securing their spot for 2021-2022, a deposit would need to be provided. As well, the student would need to provide updated transcripts to illustrate the appropriate academic progression for proper placement in new courses.

Are there any changes to the fall application process for the 2021-2022 school year?

The biggest change and unknown is when visitors will be able to come to campus and tour or shadow. We will continue to host online interviews and offer many virtual events to showcase our community and programs in the meantime.

What is tuition for the full year of Online Learning?

$23,500 is the tuition for one year of a full virtual course load (5 classes). 

When do applications for 2021-2022 academic year open?

The application process for 2021-22 will begin September 1, 2020.

Will Marianapolis be test-optional in the fall for the 2021-2022 school year?

Yes, we will accept and complete applications that do not have what are typically requisite tests.

Will tours and shadow days be hosted in the fall?

This is still to be determined. We will not be able to have visitors to campus in September 2020. We will continually evaluate campus access opportunities as the year progresses. With the safety of our community and guests as the #1 contributing factor, we will look to bring guests to campus as soon as is appropriate. 

Will Open House be held?

This is still to be determined. Currently, we are planning for a series of virtual events that will be held in September, October and November. We will continue to evaluate the feasibility of hosting an Open House in late October or early November; safety protocols will determine viability. 

Will the Entrance Exam be held?

This is still to be determined. We will make a decision about hosting the Entrance Exam once health and safety details can be more accurately assessed for November. Marianapolis will remain test-optional for the 2021-2022 school year, regardless.