One-Year Test Optional Policy for Applicants in 2021

As part of our commitment to always put students first, WashU will provide all applicants for the class entering in Fall 2021 the option of whether to submit standardized test scores when they apply. We believe standardized test scores provide us with essential 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, visit our Fall 2021 Applicant Info page.

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News & Announcements

  • Support for Students Affected by Natural Disasters

    If you have been impacted by recent natural disasters, please let us know as we will not allow standard deadlines or requirements to negatively impact your WashU application or the financial aid process.

  • COVID-19

    The university is closely tracking the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

  • Care Counts in Crisis: College Admissions Deans Respond to COVID-19

    Along with over 300 colleges and universities, Washington University has signed a collective statement seeking to clarify what we value in applicants during this time of COVID-19.