• 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. However, we are not taking in-person meetings, appointments, walk-ins or information sessions. We have moved to a fully virtual system for all conversations, recruiting activities, information sessions and events.

    For any questions not addressed in this FAQ, contact us directly:

    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.