A public university preparing students for success

People often mistake us for a private university, perhaps because of our academic quality, small class sizes, and beautifully maintained campus.  However, Washburn University is a publicly funded, independently governed university offering more than 200 academic programs leading to licensure, certification; and associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and juris doctor degrees. 

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Undergraduate Application

You should complete an undergraduate application if:

  • you possess a high school diploma or GED
  • you are seeking a Bachelor's degree
  • you are transferring from another institution
  • you possess an Associate's degree

Apply For Undergraduate Admission Here! 

International Application

You should be complete an international application if:

  • You will be attending Washburn University on a F-1 or J-1 visa

Apply For International Admission Here!

Graduate Application

You should complete a graduate application if:

  • you are seeking a Master's or Doctorate degree
  • you will possess a Bachelor's degree before enrollment

Apply For Graduate Admission Here!

Financial Aid

Washburn University recognizes the important role of financial aid in your decision to pursue higher education.  The Washburn University Financial Aid Office assist you with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid, providing quality service and personal guidance to all students.  Visit the Financial Aid page for a wide array of information and resources.

Washburn University students have many financial aid options available to help with the cost of education, including work-study, student loans, grants and scholarships.  Funding sources include the federal government the state of Kansas, Washburn University and the Washburn University Foundation.

To qualify for federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  Washburn University’s federal school code is 001949.  If completing the FAFSA online, the student and one parent (for dependent students) will need to request a PIN at  The priority submission date is February 15. 

Be sure to visit the Financial Aid Office’s page for more information or contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 785.670.1151 or (Please include your Washburn ID number in your correspondence so we may better assist you).

Scholarship Info

Scholarships at Washburn University

Paying for college may seem like a challenge, but Washburn University offers a number of scholarships to keep your education affordable. Most freshmen are eligible to receive academic scholarships, and the Office of Admissions also awards scholarships to transfer students.  Special scholarships are available according to students’ interests and achievements. Many academic departments offer scholarships to undergraduates, too.  Washburn's scholarship deadline is February 15, but we award scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The sooner you apply, the better chance you will have of receiving an award. 

Washburn University makes applying for scholarships easy.  Simply complete your application file by February 15.

For freshmen, a complete application file includes the application for admission; a one-time, $20 application fee; official high school transcript; and official ACT scores. 

For transfer students, a complete application file includes the application for admission; a one-time, $20 application fee; and official transcripts from EACH post-secondary school the student has attended.


Be sure to check the complete listing of scholarships offered by Washburn University to verify for which awards you might be eligible.

Contact Us

We've Moved!

The Office of Admissions is temporarily located in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center during the renovation of Morgan Hall (see the concept below). The BTC is located off of 17th and Jewel, across from White Concert Hall.

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Office of Admissions

1700 SW College Ave.

Topeka, KS 66621

877.281.BODS (2637)


Twitter: @washburnuniv

Facebook: /washburnuniversity

You can also find out who your Admissions Counselor is by visiting this page.

Our Mission

Mission Statement (Adopted 2013)

Washburn University's Office of Admissions is invested in recruiting high-achieving students and guiding them through the college selection process by demonstrating the comparable benefits of attending Washburn. Building these personal relationships with students ensures the composition of a diverse student body dedicated to personal growth and community enrichment.