COVID-19: Frequently Asked Admission Questions

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General Information

During this challenging time, we know you have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact your impending enrollment, especially if you are traveling to us. If you are planning to apply to a Graduate School of Education program, we want you to know that we are busy preparing and planning an impactful academic experience for you, and eagerly awaiting your arrival.

At this time, we are not offering walk-in advising appointments. Individual appointments and meetings will still be held virtually. However, the Office of Graduate Admission will offer small group information sessions and tours in late June. We will revisit our plans for in-person conversations, recruiting activities and events closer to the beginning of the fall semester. 

For any questions not addressed in this FAQ, call us at 716-645-2110 or send us an email:

COVID-19 Impact at the University at Buffalo

Admissions and Admissions Process Documentation

Current and Future Course Format/Enrollment

Deferral Process

International Students

All visa issuance questions should be directed to your local U.S. consulate office. Visa appointment and issuance are regulated by the U.S. government. Information about visa appointment wait times, news and alerts can be found at the U.S. Department of State website. You can also contact your local U.S. consulate office for specific information about the impact of COVID-19 on visa issuance in your area.

Note, if you are considering using a private visa documentation processing firm, be aware that their specific calendars are separate from those of the U.S. Department of State or consulate offices. Private visa processing firms may have different availability and dates.