Apply for Admission

Freshman Admission

Freshman applicants are students applying to become part of the class entering in fall 2015.

Freshman Application Calendar​ ​Early Decision ​Regular Decision
Complete Application Due*
(Common Application, support materials, and $75 application fee.)​
November 15, 2014​ ​January 15, 2015
Academic Scholarship and Fellowship Applications Due*
​January 15, 2015 January 15, 2015​
Admission Decisions Sent ​December 15, 2014 ​April 1, 2015
Candidate Reply Date* ​Two weeks from date of admission decision and financial assistance notification ​May 1, 2015
*Materials must be received by the dates listed.​

Application Instructions

Submit the Common Application

Washington University accepts the Common Application and requires a few simple supplemental questions (no supplemental essay). Submit the Common Application online at www.commonapp.org.

Submit the required $75 nonrefundable application fee

  • You may pay by credit card when you submit the Common Application.
  • Please do not send cash.

Log in to the WUSTL Pathway to check your progress

Instructions for establishing a WUSTL Pathway account will be sent to the email address you provide in your application.

The WUSTL Pathway is our online application management system. Using the WUSTL Pathway, you can:

  • See what pieces of your application we have on file.
  • Submit electronic applications for our University Scholars Program in Medicine and Academic Scholarship & Fellowship Programs.
  • Check the status of your application for financial aid.

Submit support materials

In addition to the application forms and essay, you must submit the following supporting materials by their deadlines:

Early Decision Deadline: November 15, 2014
Regular Decision Deadline: January 15, 2015

  • School report and official transcript (submitted by High School Counselor)
  • Teacher evaluation(s)
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for students whose first language is not English).
  • A portfolio is required for students applying to the College of Art. Portfolios are strongly encouraged for students applying to the College of Architecture. For details, visit the Portfolio Guidelines page.

Midyear Report

The Midyear Report is an important component of our evaluation process. Your counselor should mail us this form and an updated transcript as soon as possible after January 1, 2015.

If you are applying early decision, you must submit your first marking period grades in order to complete your application.

Apply for Financial Aid

If you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid based, you must submit separate applications. Please visit the Financial Aid for Freshmen page for more information.

Apply for Academic Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships, you must submit separate applications. Please visit the Academic Scholarship and Fellowship Programs page for deadlines and more information.

Final Report

Admitted applicants who enroll at WUSTL will be required to submit the Common Application 2014-2015 Final Report, which includes the official final transcript. The form is available at www.commonapp.org.​​​