Frequently Asked Questions
How does the College plan to move forward regarding COVID-19?
College leadership continues to track local, regional, and national health sources for the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus. As we gather new information and make decisions based on that information, we will be in touch with you. Two updates have been posted and are available here.
Will Providence College conduct classes on campus this fall?
It is our hope to be back on campus in time for the fall semester. At this moment, we can’t promise that will be the case, and it would be irresponsible of us to provide a definitive answer. We are working towards this, though, and further details are available in this update.
When will a decision be made on the fall semester?
We do not anticipate making a decision on whether the fall semester will be conducted in-person or through remote learning until at least July 1.
Have you extended the enrollment deadline beyond May 1?
Yes. All students admitted through Early Action or Regular Decision now have until June 1 to submit their enrollment deposit and confirm their space in the Class of 2024. The only exception is for students admitted from the wait list. To be respectful to those still hoping to be considered, students admitted from the wait list may have a different enrollment deadline which is available within the acceptance letter.
Can I defer my admission?
Yes. Any student who wishes to defer their enrollment for up to one year must submit their enrollment deposit through the Admission Status Portal by June 1 and then request to defer their enrollment by July 15. Students can defer as long as they are not enrolled in full-time coursework elsewhere during that time. The full policy is available here.
How has the College managed the COVID-19 pandemic so far?
To view the steps that the College has taken throughout this crisis, please visit https://covid-19.providence.edu/.
What can we expect for advising and orientation programs?
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership is moving some new student and parent/family programming to a virtual format for 2020. The Class of 2024 and their families will be invited to online programming scheduled for mid-to-late June, with additional online activities for students later in July. A mailing will be sent to all deposited students in mid-May with information on how to register for these events, and other next steps. For additional program information, Fall Orientation updates, or to revisit June dates as assigned by student major, please see their website at https://providence.edu/orientation.
When are tuition bills distributed and due?
Tuition bills will be sent to students in late June and balances are due on August 15. Payment plans are also available for those who wish to make payments monthly.
Our family has been impacted by the pandemic, is there an opportunity to receive additional financial aid?
We recognize that many families have been impacted by COVID-19 and have allocated significant additional resources toward need-based financial aid. Our financial aid counselors stand ready to review individual circumstances. If your decision to attend Providence College has been negatively impacted by your family’s current financial situation, please contact us so we can explore new financial aid options together. We might not be able to help everyone to the degree they hope, but we are going to try to help as many families as possible. The forms to appeal financial aid packages are available here: https://financial-aid.providence.edu/self-service/forms/.
Though there are not official visits, can we still come to campus?
For your personal safety and the safety of members of our community who still remain on campus, we discourage all campus visits at this time.To get a sense of the campus and our facilities, check out our virtual campus tour and our virtual residence hall tour. Admitted students are also encouraged to explore the Virtual Visit (accessible through the admission status portal) for more information about the College.