Spring flowers in Brookings Quadrangle near Ridgely Hall

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Washington University in St. Louis! On behalf of the Undergraduate Admissions Team, thank you for your partnership in support of students and their families. Thanks to dedicated educators like you who have assisted scholars during their college journey, we will welcome a talented class from around the world this fall!

Spring is a time of growth and change, so check out what’s new at WashU!

Taylor Family Center for Student Success

The Taylor Family Center for Student Success in Student Affairs creates opportunities for first-generation and limited-income undergraduate students to connect with mentors, strengthen social and professional networks, explore purpose-driven internships, and develop financial literacy. We take an expansive view of student success, realizing that success on both the academic and non-academic fronts impact and inform each other. The office uses a principled approach to enhance the on-campus experience of all students in the following four areas:

  • Creating experiential equity
  • Harnessing cultural wealth
  • Utilizing high-impact educational practices
  • Building a framework for student success

This includes building on the success of an array of programs and initiatives that connect first-generation and limited-income students to campus resources and a community of their peers, including the Kessler Scholars ProgramTRIO Student Support Services Program, Enterprise Holdings Scholars Program, and Taylor Stars Program (formerly the Deneb STARS program). Recent initiatives include first-year grants for computers and move-in essentials; the Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program, which offers career education and a $5,000 internship stipend; and access to additional funding that supports educational enrichment expenses and can be used to cover emergency expenses.

STARS College Network

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WashU is a proud member of the STARS College Network

The STARS College Network is a coalition of 16 of the nation’s leading universities and colleges who are redoubling our efforts to engage, support, and build pathways for students from small-town and rural America.

Becoming a STARS College Network member allows WashU to directly impact communities across the country that have often been left out of higher-education conversations. WashU is committed to helping students find the school that is right for them and will support them once they’ve enrolled and continue that support once they’ve graduated.

For Your Seniors

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WashU Preview is designed to connect diverse students (such as underrepresented students of color, first-generation to college students, and students from limited-income backgrounds) with our collaborative,
innovative, and passionate community.

Our fly-in program will be an in-person, two-night experience we are offering on two dates.

  Invited students will be able to choose their preferred date when possible.
                • Session 1 – Wednesday, July 26 – Friday, July 28, 2023
                • Session 2 – Sunday, July 30 – Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Students are encouraged to complete the Getting to Know You form by Friday, June 2, 2023, at 11:59 pm CT to be considered.