Apply for Admission

International Student Admission

International students are citizens or permanent residents of countries other than the United States who will be studying on a temporary visa.

The application deadline for the Class of 2020 (our fall 2016 freshman class) was January 15, 2016. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000 if you would like to speak with an admissions officer.


Application Instructions

Early Decision Deadline: November 15, 2015
Regular Decision Deadline: January 15, 2016
Transfer Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

Submit the Common Application

Washington University accepts the Common Application and requires no supplemental essays.

Submit the Common Application online at

Submit the required $75 nonrefundable application fee

You may pay by credit card when you submit the Common Application.

Log in to the WashU Pathway to check your progress

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

The WashU Pathway is our online application management system. Using the 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, 2015
Regular Decision Deadline: January 15, 2016

    • School report and official transcript
    • Teacher evaluation(s)
    • SAT or ACT scores
    • TOEFL or IELTS (required of all international students for whom English is a second language and recommended for U.S. citizens whose second language is English). Visit  the English Testing Requirements page for more information.
    • 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, please visit the Portfolio Guidelines page.

Submit the Midyear Report (freshman applicants)

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

Submit the Mid-Semester Progress Report (transfer applicants)

If you are in your first year of college, you must present at least one completed semester of full-time college work with your application for transfer admission or submit a completed Mid-Semester Progress Report.

Apply for Financial Aid

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

Apply for Academic Scholarships (freshman applicants)

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

Additional Information (Transfer applicants)

If you are applying for admission as a transfer student, please see the Transfer Admission section for more information.​​