Important dates for first-year, transfer, and international applicants are listed below. Links to further details about the materials that are due are included with each component.

First-year applicants

First-year applicants are students who:

  • are currently enrolled in high school or secondary school (even if you’ve completed college credits while in high school) or
  • have graduated from high school but have never enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree seeking program and
  • are applying to become a part of the class entering in fall 2021

Applications must be submitted by the deadlines indicated and must be received complete no later than the complete date indicated.

  • Early Decision
  • Early Decision II
  • Regular Decision

Applications available

Common Application or Coalition Application

  • Early DecisionAug. 1
  • Early Decision IIAug. 1
  • Regular DecisionAug. 1
  • Early DecisionOct. 1
  • Early Decision IIOct. 1
  • Regular DecisionOct. 1

Application submitted and complete by

Common Application or Coalition Application plus all supporting materials and application fee or fee waiver must be received in our office (for first-year applicants).

  • Early DecisionNov. 1
  • Early Decision IIJan. 2
  • Regular DecisionJan. 2

Scholarship applications complete by

  • Early DecisionJan. 2
  • Early Decision IIJan. 2
  • Regular DecisionJan. 2

Financial Aid application complete by

CSS Profile, FAFSA, and Noncustodial Parent Statement (if applicable)

  • Early DecisionNov. 15
  • Early Decision IIJan. 15
  • Regular DecisionFeb. 1

Admissions and Financial Aid decisions released by

  • Early DecisionDec. 15
  • Early Decision IIFeb. 14
  • Regular DecisionApr. 1

Candidate reply date

  • Early DecisionJan. 2
  • Early Decision IIFeb. 28
  • Regular DecisionMay 1

Transfer applicants

You should apply as a transfer student if you:

  • have finished high school/secondary school and completed some college study
  • would like to be considered for admission with advanced standing at Washington University
  • are interested in enrolling full-time in an undergraduate degree program with a specific academic focus
  • have never attended any of Washington University’s full-time, degree-granting schools

Applications must be submitted by the deadlines indicated and must be received complete no later than the complete date indicated.

Applications available

Common Application or Coalition Application

Dec. 1
Oct. 1

Application submitted and complete by

Common Application or Coalition Application plus all supporting materials and application fee or fee waiver must be received in our office (for first-year applicants).

Mar. 1

Financial Aid application complete by

CSS Profile, FAFSA, and Noncustodial Parent Statement (if applicable)

Mar. 1

Admissions and Financial Aid decisions released by

May. 1

Candidate reply date

May 15

International applicants

International students are citizens or permanent residents of countries other than the United States who will be studying on a temporary visa.

The same deadlines listed above apply to international first-year and international transfer applicants. To learn what materials must be submitted by the application due date, see the international application process on the How to Apply page.