Undergraduate Degree Programs

Admission Requirements

  • At least six units of transferable college-level course work;
  • or at least six units of course work taken at University College and proof of high school completion or GED.
  • 2.7 minimum GPA

Admissions Timeline

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • Fall Enrollment: July 15
  • Spring Enrollment: November 15
  • Summer Enrollment: April 15

Application Requirements

  1. Completed Application Form
    The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed, required documents have been received, and the application fee is paid.
  2. Transcripts
    Official or unofficial (student-issued) copies of transcripts from the three most recent years of college-level work. If you have fewer than 6-units of transferable credit, proof of high school completion or GED must be submitted. International Students must submit an official transcript from their school and an official evaluation of all previous college-level work.
  3. Personal Essay
    Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?
  4. TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
    If you are not a U.S. citizen, official TOEFL scores must be forwarded to University College. Graduates of a U.S. university or college or Canada, Australia, and U.K. residents are exempt if they have earned a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree from such college or university.
  5. $35 Application Fee
    You may pay by credit card online, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may also pay the fee by cash at the University College office. This fee is waived for all WashU staff.

Graduate Degree Programs

Admission and application requirements differ by graduate program. Visit the specific graduate degree program to review program specific requirements.

Admissions Timeline

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • Fall Enrollment: July 15
  • Spring Enrollment: November 15
  • Summer Enrollment: April 15

Certificate Programs

Admissions Requirements

There are no formal requirements for admission to undergraduate certificates. Students should speak with an academic advisor regarding their preparation for specific certificates or courses.

Admissions Timeline

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • Fall Enrollment: July 15
  • Spring Enrollment: November 15
  • Summer Enrollment: April 15

Application Requirements

  1. Completed Application Form
    The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the application fee is paid.
  2. $35 Application Fee
    You may pay by credit card online, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may also pay the fee by cash at the University College office. This fee is waived for all WashU staff.

Advanced Certificate Programs

Admission and application requirements differ by advanced certificate program. Visit the specific advanced certificate program to review program specific requirements.

Admissions Timeline

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • Fall Enrollment: July 15
  • Spring Enrollment: November 15
  • Summer Enrollment: April 15