The university is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For information about the University’s response visit WashU Together: COVID-19 Response. For updates about the admission process, see below.

Update as of August 24, 2020

Washington University interim policy on visitors

  • To limit the spread of COVID-19, access to campus is restricted at this time and we are not allowing visitors. The Admissions & Aid staff continue to work from home to allow only those essential workers to be on campus. Please do not visit campus at this time. We will be delighted to welcome you to campus when we re-open.
  • The Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Financial Services will not be scheduling individual on-campus meetings; however, we will be open and available to talk via phone or email.
  • Daily Visits: All campus visits are virtual until further notice. Learn about virtual visit opportunities.

To learn more about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit our information page.

Common Questions

Incoming first-year students:

Q: Will classes be online this fall?

A: See our recent announcement about our plans for fall and frequently asked questions. This page will continue to be updated as decisions are finalized. And if you have any questions or concerns, we’re only a phone call away.

Q: What if my family member would like to talk to someone at the university?

A: Just let your admissions officer know and we will be happy to speak with your family member or put them in touch with a member of our community.

Rising high school seniors

Visit our Fall 2021 Applicant Info page to learn more about policies for students applying for the WashU Class of 2025.