COVID-19

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

Update as of April 29, 2020

Washington University interim policy on visitors

Undergraduate students are being asked not to return to campus and those who remained on campus for spring break will be returning home.

  • Washington University’s Danforth Campus is located in St. Louis City and County, both of which are currently under stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The only people allowed on campus are those who are there to maintain essential functions. 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.

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

Upcoming event status

Common Questions

Admitted seniors

We know that for many of your plans for your final semester in high school and visits to all the colleges you have been admitted to have been turned upside down. Keep in mind that while COVID-19  is causing us to think differently about how we engage, at WashU, we can still connect in some creative ways! Be on the lookout for ways to engage with us virtually, so we can celebrate you and all of your accomplishments. And if you have any questions or concerns, we’re only a phone call away.   

Q:  What if I want to visit before I commit to attend?

A: We would love for you to be able to visit. Unfortunately, we don’t know when we will be able to begin hosting visits again. We encourage you to view our virtual tour, attend a webinar, and engage with us one-on-one through the phone or email. We can answer your questions and help put you in touch with members of our community that can help you make your decision.

Q: What if I can’t submit my enrollment by May 1?

A: We understand that some students may need additional time and that other admitted students are eager to finalize their college plans. Whatever stage you are in, we are happy to work with you.  Please reach out to your admissions officer if you have questions or concerns about finalizing your enrollment. 

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. 

High school sophomores & juniors

Q: My SAT/ACT test has been cancelled. How will this affect my application?

A: We know that you are unable to take standardized tests right now. We know it is hard but please don’t worry. We anticipate that we will need to be flexible during the upcoming admission cycle and will communicate any changes in our requirements as soon as we understand the full impact of COVID-19 on the availability of standardized testing. Until then, focus on staying healthy, find ways to relax, and continue with your studies in whatever form they may take over the coming weeks.

Q: How can I show interest in Washington University when I’m not able to visit campus or attend an event?

A: There are still ways you can show that you’re interested in WashU:

  • Submit the form to Request Information if you are not already on our mailing list. We will email you about upcoming opportunities to explore Washington University virtually.
  • Register for and attend a virtual information session and student panel. We’re offering live information sessions three days a week. During the session you’ll hear about life at WashU from our student interns and there will be plenty of time to have your questions answered.
  • Contact your admissions officer. We can still be reached by phone (800) 638-0700 or email admissions@wustl.edu and are available to answer any questions you have.
  • Connect with us on our social media accounts — Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are all great ways to learn more about our campus and community. And be sure to check out our WashU 360 blog for insider information about life at WashU from our student bloggers.
  • Continue to check our website! We post updates to our schedule on this site as they develop.

Transfer Students

Q: Is it still possible for me to apply for transfer admission?

A: As we attempt to be responsive to students whose educational plans have been disrupted by COVID-19, we are continuing to accept transfer applications. If you are interested in transfer for fall, please follow the instructions and submit your application as soon as is possible.