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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