Congratulations! We’ve compiled a list of common questions for you and/or your family.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to call us at (800) 638-0700 or email

Does this mean I’m admitted?
Yes—congratulations! Regular Decision applicants that have been selected as a finalist or scholar will receive an official offer of admission by April 1. This letter will include information on housing options, registration, and orientation. Early Decision I and II applicants, who have already received the official offer of admission, will also receive the same information.

I applied for more than one scholarship; are all notifications included here?
Yes, all merit-based scholarship notifications are included in one message in your WashU Pathway.

What’s the difference between a finalist and a scholar?
Some programs (Danforth, Ervin, Rodriguez, Conway/Proetz, and Fitzgibbon) select students as finalists. Finalists go through an additional interview process with committee members before learning if they are named as scholars and the value of their scholarship. Students named as scholars (or fellows in the case of the Langsdorf Fellowship Program) will not be required to interview.

When will I learn about my scholarship value and/or financial aid?
All finalists will be notified about any scholarship offer and award value once they are selected as a scholar. If selected as a scholar you will be able to view your full financial aid package via your Financial Aid Portal in the WashU Pathway. You can accept your award in mid-April once you receive your WUSTL Key ID. The value of the scholarships can range from a partial award up to full tuition plus a stipend, depending on the program. If you have also applied for need-based financial assistance, you can rest assured that we will meet 100 percent of your need through the combination of merit-based scholarships and your need-based award.

Will the WashU Scholars events be held on campus or online?
Any WashU Scholar events will be held virtually this year. These virtual events will provide information for you to discover more about our campus; meet current faculty, staff, and students; and learn more about our unique community. Some programs require interviews with committee members—for those programs, the scholarship committee will reach out directly about your upcoming interview time. Be sure to keep an eye on your WashU Pathway and email for more details.

I can’t attend one (or more) of the events; can I still be a finalist/scholar?
This is up to each program to decide. Typically, programs do require you to attend the events to remain eligible. If you are unable to attend, please contact the program coordinator to discuss your situation.