COVID-19 FAQ’s

PSU will not penalize students for any challenges associated with COVID-19. Undoubtedly, these are challenging times. We encourage you to be in touch with the Admissions Team with any questions you have.

Phone: 603-535-2237
Email: admissions@plymouth.edu

Together, we will make this work. How can we help?

Is PSU extending any deadlines?
Yes, we have extended all deadlines, see the adjusted dates below.

May 15 – FAFSA Priority Deadline
May 15 – Application Deadline
June 1 – Deposit Deadline

If a high school chooses to go Pass/No Pass (P/NP), how will this be considered in a student’s application by PSU?
Going P/NP will not hurt a student. PSU is committed to ensuring that nothing COVID-19-related will negatively impact a student’s enrollment or future enrollment, under any circumstances.
How will an entering student submit their final grades, transcripts, and AP scores if their school is closed?
We will work with you to ensure any delay or interruption in the normal enrollment process does not hinder a student’s ability to arrive at PSU this fall.
What if I don’t pass all of my spring classes because of COVID-19 impacts? Will this negatively impact my enrollment?
Plymouth State would like to see students on a P/NP scale pass all classes. Given these trying times, consideration will be given to the extraordinary learning hurdle that students will have to overcome to attend and pass classes in Spring 2020. This will be in effect any time we are looking at Spring 2020 grades on a transcript. This applies to all current high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen as well as future transfer students.
What impact will P/NP grading for this semester have on potential scholarships?
If a student has P/NP grades for spring 2020, we will not calculate a P or NP into the GPA we use for calculation of merit-based scholarships. Due to the circumstances, we do not think it is fair to students to force a P (which is typically considered a 2.0) onto a student’s GPA as this will bring down their merit-based scholarship amount.
Does it matter to PSU whether a student CHOSE to get a P/NP for a course/classes vs. whether an entire school MANDATED the P/NP shift?
No. These are unprecedented times and students should be making the choice that is best for them this spring semester.
The AP exam is only being offered through content taught until March. Will the shortened period impact my ability to receive college credit for my class?
PSU is honoring the time and effort students have put into AP courses and will honor passing the exam in the same way we have in previous years.
How will P/NP college courses transfer into Plymouth State?
Any grade which receives a grade of “Pass” will transfer in for full credit and course equivalency.
I am applying for Nursing but the SAT ad TEAS exams have been canceled?
High School Seniors
If you had a date canceled for the SAT or TEAS, we will waive the requirement. Please reach out to your Admissions Counselor to discuss further.

High School Juniors
We encourage you to take the SAT or TEAS in the fall prior to submitting your application.

Is Plymouth State University planning to be open for face-to-face classes next fall?
Yes. However, backup plans including online coursework are being prepared. The most important take away is that your college education will not be delayed in any way.
Are campus visits still available?
PSU has responded to the best practice suggestions of experts across the country and canceled all in-person campus visits for the foreseable future.

In place of these events, we have launched many various visit opportunities. You can explore these options and reserve your spot on this webpage.

How can I connect with a current student?
Caylin Bessette a current sophomore, Elementary Education major at Plymouth State University would love to chat! She serves as an admissions representative, an orientation leader, the Vice President of Best Buddies, and is involved in our educator preparation club (ASCD). Book an appointment with her to hear directly from a current student!

Additionally, you can text (603) 769-8540! A student will be available Monday – Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. However, please text at any time and they will respond in those windows.

Read our student blog The Panther Post.

How will summer orientation work if we can't come to campus?
PSU is currently developing an intentional online orientation. More information will be available by the end of April.