Aurora University

Impact of COVID-19 on Admission

We want to provide prospective and admitted students and parents with the most current information about AU’s response to COVID-19. We will keep this page updated as the situation evolves.

A message from Aurora University President Dr. Rebecca Sherrick

We at Aurora University know that the college decision process is challenging during even the calmest of times. The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty that has made it even more challenging for many people. We are here to help.

On this page, we’ve gathered information about every step of the college decision process— from virtual visits to the application to financial aid—to give students and parents all of the information they need in one place.

Our faculty, staff, and administration are ready, willing, and excited about welcoming you to AU. Regardless of learning mode, our faculty will continue to provide an outstanding AU education that prepares students for success after graduation. Our coaches, counselors, and advisors are ready to walk at your side, in person or remotely, to ensure that you have a smooth transition to life at AU.

At AU, every decision is made with the success of our students in mind. That’s always been true, and it’s true now. Regardless of how things evolve over the next several months, the AU community will help you achieve your goals and reach your dreams.

The AU faculty, staff, and administration are ready, willing, and excited for your arrival at AU. Dr. Rebecca Sherrick, AU President
Whatever the circumstances, AU's admission counselors remain connected with students and parents at each stage in the decision process. James Lancaster, vice president for enrollment

Information for Prospective Students

Ways to visit virtually

The best way to experience AU is to visit campus. And even though we can’t do it in person, we’d love to show you around. There are two ways you can connect with us to get to know our beautiful, tree-lined campus located just 40 miles west of Chicago. You can schedule a virtual visit and one of our admission counselors will “walk” you through the tour. Or you can take our virtual tour.

Decision Deadline

Aurora University offers rolling admissions, allowing you to make your enrollment decision on the timing that works for you.


Financial Aid

AU has one of the lowest private school tuition rates in Illinois. And 98 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our financial aid counselors are ready to answer your questions about financing your education.


Information for Admitted Students

Do you already know AU is for you? Your next step is to submit your tuition and/or housing deposit.

Once you've deposited, you'll receive information from your admission counselor on scheduling your virtual registration appointment and finalizing your financial aid.