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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 an evaluation from your teachers or other responsible officials of the school, and taken an appropriate distribution of high school subjects.

To apply for freshman admission, submit the Common Application at The Early Decision deadline is November 15, 2015, and the Regular Decision deadline is January 15, 2016.

Your application must be accompanied by a $75 nonrefundable application fee. You must also submit your official secondary school transcript, a teacher evaluation, SAT or ACT scores, and essay. Full instructions are available online at Washington University's Undergraduate Admissions website.

For more information call 800.638.0700 (within the USA) or 314.935.6000, or e-mail

Optional Portfolio

We encourage you to submit a portfolio of completed artwork. A portfolio is optional for first-year admission; it is required for consideration for an academic scholarship. There are several ways you may submit your portfolio. Our representatives attend many National Portfolio Days held in major cities throughout the country, and we welcome the opportunity to review your portfolio at these events. In addition, you may set up a personal visit to Washington University and have your work reviewed in the College of Architecture. Finally, you may submit your digital portfolio along with your application. If you would like to be considered for an academic scholarship, you must submit a digital portfolio.

Submitting a Digital Portfolio: You may submit images through the Slideroom function of the Common Application. Your digital portfolio must consist of 10-20 pieces of recent work, which may include drawings, two- and three-dimensional pieces, or photographs. Each image/file can be up to 5MB. When you upload your materials, you will be able to include information such as title of work, medium, dimensions, and date completed. There is no additional fee to submit a portfolio as part of your application.

For more information or questions about portfolios, click here or e-mail

Transfer Admission

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. With this small number of transfer spots open, 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 transcripts reflecting all collegiate work undertaken. The applicant should submit the Common Application at Your application must be accompanied by a $75 nonrefundable application fee.

Transfer students are required to submit a portfolio of design/art work completed at another college or university for review by the Architecture faculty.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applicants with a prior criminal history will not be automatically disqualified from consideration for admission.

Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University's Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.