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COVID-19 Considerations

General FAQs: 

Incoming Students: 

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I don’t feel comfortable going to my doctor to get a physical, what should I do?

Due to current pandemic and stated concerns, we will accept documentation of a physical exam performed within 1 year of the start of classes. As an alternative, you may consider going to a local Urgent Care or Occupational Care Center to have a physical performed. 

Are classes starting on time?

While most programs are set to begin on-time, we all know that the COVID-19 pandemic is quite fluid and changes in schedule will vary by program. You will be contacted directly should your orientation and/or physical arrival to campus be changed.

Will my summer classes be virtual?

Some courses will be held remotely this summer 2020 but will vary greatly by program. Please check your email frequently for updates. 

Program/College specific COVID-19 FAQs 

College of Nursing

College of Medicine

College of Health Professions Undergraduate Programs:

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

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My school is moving all classes to Pass/Fail will you accept these credits?

A. The following programs will accept pass/fail courses for incoming students who had to take courses pass/fail in spring 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Radiation Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Technology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Medical Imaging/Radiography (X-ray)
  • Medical Imaging/Ultrasound, BPS-CT and BPS-MRI

I need CPR certification for my program but am not able to find a class now, will this requirement deadline be extended?

Is there anything you know about this fall? Also, what happens if we get sick from the virus before we start school or during schooling?

At this time, we are still planning for the fall semester and will be in touch with accepted/incoming students regarding plans for classes, as this may vary per propgram.

Will Upstate accept online courses?Will Upstate accept online labs, even if they aren’t face-to-face?

Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Technology, BS, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Imaging/Radiography, Medical Imaging/Ultrasound, BPS-CT and BPS-MRI will accept online courses from accredited colleges, including online labs.