Undergraduate Admissions

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The primary considerations for undergraduate admission are your artistic and intellectual promise and your academic record. You must have graduated from high school, received a recommendation from your teachers or other responsible officials of the school, and taken an appropriate distribution of high school subjects.

To apply for first-year admission, submit the Common Application at commonapp.org or the Coalition Application at coalitionforcollegeaccess.org, which will be available on August 1, 2017. The Early Decision deadline is November 1, 2017, and the Regular Decision deadline is January 2, 2018.

Your application must be accompanied by a $75 nonrefundable application fee. You must also submit your official secondary school transcript, a teacher recommendation, SAT or ACT scores, and essay. Art applicants are required to submit a portfolio. Full instructions are available on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

For more information, call 800.638.0700 (within the United States) or 314.935.6000. You can e-mail us at admissions@wustl.edu.

For more detailed information about undergraduate admission to the Sam Fox School, including the submission of a portfolio (required for Art, optional for Architecture), please visit the admissions section of the College of Art or the College of Architecture.

Transfer Students

Transfer admission to Washington University is both selective and competitive. In any given year any academic division may have from zero to a small handful of slots available. We recommend the strongest candidates for admission present proof of a high school diploma or equivalent and proof of a high level of academic success at their current institution. Transfer applicants are required to submit a portfolio, along with transcripts reflecting all collegiate work undertaken. Submit the Common Application at commonapp.org or the Coalition Application at coalitionforcollegeaccess.org. Your application must be accompanied by a $75 nonrefundable application fee. Transfer students are required to submit a portfolio.