Important policy updates for applicants in 2022

WashU’s Stance on Demonstrated Interest 

While the university encourages prospective students to learn more about WashU and our incredible community, resources and opportunities we offer, we will no longer consider demonstrated interest (such as visiting campus, attending an event, or emailing with a member of the admissions staff) as a factor in the admission decision process.

Test optional policy

As part of our commitment to always put students first, WashU has extended our test optional policy for applicants in Fall 2022. We believe standardized test scores provide us with information about an applicant’s preparation for success at WashU. However, given the current context, students who are unable to, or who elect not to, submit SAT or ACT scores, will have the standardized testing requirement waived.

To learn more about these policies, visit our Fall 2022 Applicant Info page.

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  • New Demonstrated Interest Policy Effective Immediately 

    event, or emailing with a member of the admissions staff) as a factor in making admission decisions or in the admission decision process. In doing so, we can create and implement a truly equitable admissions process and support our goal to build a community of talented and diverse young people. 

  • Application for admission to the class of 2026

    You can now start the first-year Common Application and Coalition Application and begin your application for admission to #WashU26!