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 and Washington University's brief supplemental questions online at commonapp.org. We will also accept the Universal College Application (UCA), which may be submitted online at www.universalcollegeapp.com.
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. Application forms and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, your 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 12-15 pieces of recent work, which may include drawings, two- and three-dimensional pieces, or photographs. Images can be up to 5MB, and you will be able to include information such as title of work, medium, dimensions, and date completed.
You may also submit your digital portfolio on a CD/DVD. Submit the 12-15 images of your recent work in a simple, non-timed PowerPoint presentation. Also include all of the work in the presentation, in a separate folder, as jpegs saved at no higher than 150 dpi resolution. Write your full name and address on the CD/DVD—do not use a stick-on label. Remember to include an accompanying inventory/contact sheet showing thumbnails of all work on the CD/DVD. The inventory sheet must include your name and address number. If you prefer, you may include additional information such as title of work, medium, dimensions, and date completed. Mail the CD/DVD to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
One Brookings Drive
PO Box 434003
St. Louis, MO 63143-4043
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 and Washington University's brief supplemental questions at commonapp.org. 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.
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, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 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.