Campus visits

Admissions will continue to offer in-person visits for prospective students. These individual visits are by appointment only and require health screening, masks, disinfecting and physical distancing. There will be no overnight stays for prospective students until it is safe to do so. Virtual visits will continue to be offered for students who can’t travel to campus.

Open Houses

Open Houses are planned for the fall and spring semester, but may be canceled or changed to a virtual open house format if the situation warrants. The September 7 Labor Day Open House has already been canceled. All other Open Houses including the Lark Leadership Experience planned for November 14 are still expected to take place.

Counselor travel

High school visits, college fairs, church and youth group visits are a traditional part of Counselor work. Until further notice, there will be no unnecessary travel, including these visits.

ACT/SAT test optional

Due to the cancellation of the ACT and SAT standardized tests during COVID-19, Hesston College switched to test optional in March for the 2021 school year. Both ACT and SAT have scheduled test dates for this fall and next spring, which will allow Hesston to return to using this tool for determining acceptance and scholarships. Standardized test results will be required for placement in certain majors, class placement and for competitive academic scholarships.