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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 United States) or 314.935.6000, or e-mail


Required for admission to the College of Art, a portfolio represents your unique perspective and experiences, and can include everything from drawings and paintings, to cartoons, video clips, and sculpture. There are three ways to either present or submit your portfolio. 1) You may choose to attend a National Portfolio Day. These events, held in major cities throughout the country, offer an opportunity for a personal portfolio review by one of our representatives. 2) Schedule a visit to Washington University and have your work reviewed in the College of Art. 3) 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: Submit images through the Slideroom function of the Common Application. Your digital portfolio must consist of 10-20 pieces of recent work, and 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. Because a portfolio is required there is no additional fee.

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.

For more information, call 800.638.0700 or 314.935.6000, e-mail, or visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.

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.