Apply for Admission

The WUSTL Pathway contains important information regarding the status of your application; you are strongly encouraged to check it regularly.

Washington University accepts the Common Application and requires a few simple supplemental questions (no supplemental essay).

Ready to apply for admission in fall 2015?

We take your application for admission to Washington University very seriously. Our admissions committee reviews and assesses each application personally. Admission to WUSTL is both selective and competitive.

Students who come to WUSTL have challenged themselves academically and personally during their high school years and are required to have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

The Application Process At-A-Glance

  1. Common Application

    The Common Application is available online at www.commonapp.org. Washington University accepts the Common Application and requires a few simple supplemental questions (no supplemental essays).
  2. Application Fee

    The $75 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request from your high school guidance counselor is required. You may pay the application fee using a credit card when you submit the Common Application.
  3. Support Materials

    Freshman Applicants
    In addition to the Common Application and Application Fee, you must submit the following supporting materials by the deadlines:
    • School Report and Official Transcript
    • Teacher Evaluation
    • SAT or ACT Scores
    • TOEFL or IELTS (for students whose first language is not English)
    • Portfolio (required for students applying for freshmen admission to the College of Art, strongly encouraged for students applying to the College of Architecture.) The portfolio should be submitted using the SlideRoom function of the Common Application.
    Transfer Applicants
    In addition to the Common Application and Application Fee, you must submit the following supporting materials by the deadlines:
    • College Transcript
    • High School Transcript
    • Transfer Academic Evaluation
    • Transfer Registrar Report
    • SAT or ACT Scores
    • TOEFL or IELTS (for students whose first language is not English)
    • Portfolio (required for students applying for transfer admission to the College of Art and College of Architecture.) The portfolio should be submitted using the SlideRoom function of the Common Application.
  4. Midyear / Mid-semester 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, 2015. If you are applying Early Decision, you must submit your first marking period grades in order to complete your application.
    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.
  5. WUSTL Pathway

    You can check the progress of your application on our website. We will email instructions for selecting your password after we have processed your Common Application. When you log in to the WUSTL Pathway, you will be able to see the status of each piece of your application: processed, received but not yet processed, or missing. You will also be able to verify your application data, submit electronic applications for our University Scholars Program (freshman applicants only) and Academic Scholarship & Fellowship Programs (freshman applicants only), and link to a site where you can check the status of your application for financial assistance.
  6. Financial Assistance

    You must submit separate applications if you wish to be considered for financial assistance based on need.
  7. Academic Scholarships

    Freshman Applicants
    You must submit separate applications to be considered for merit-based scholarships. See Academic Scholarships and Fellowship Programs for deadlines, applications, and more information.
    Transfer Applicants
    If you wish to be considered for a merit-based scholarship, visit the Scholarships for Transfer Students page for deadlines and more information.
  8. Final Report

    Applicants who are admitted and who choose to enroll at Washington University will be required to submit the Common Application 2014-15 Final Report, which includes the official final transcript.