Washburn University welcomes applications from all interested students. As a public institution, the university recognizes a responsibility to serve the variety of its students’ educational needs. Prospective students are always welcome to the campus and are encouraged to visit the campus prior to enrollment. The Office of Admissions, Morgan 114, arranges prospective students’ campus visits.
From and after the Fall 2012 term, the following requirements for admission will apply.
Students who are graduates of accredited high schools and wish to fulfill the requirements for a degree will be admitted as regular, classified students. Admission classification will depend upon the student’s high school GPA and ACT/COMPASS exam scores.
Students meeting one of the following criteria will be granted regular admission:
Students who do not meet the criteria for regular admission will be admitted on admission exception with a prescription for freshman success. The prescription may include:
Students will be required to complete the Washburn Institute of Technology Exploratory Bridge Program according to the following criteria:
Students taking fewer than seven hours per semester are exempt from the above standards up to the point they have accumulated 18 hours of university credit.
ACT test scores are required for admission to the university. An official transcript is also required and will be evaluated for course content and completion on an individual basis by the Director of Admissions. Home schooled students with an ACT composite score of less than 24 are required to submit a GED test score. Home schooled students are admitted to the university according to the foregoing admission criteria.
Students who are not graduates of high school may qualify for admission by taking the GED. The university requires official GED and ACT scores. Students with GEDs are admitted to the university according to the foregoing admission criteria.
Students may be permitted to enroll on a provisional basis if they have been unable to submit complete credentials by the beginning of the semester for which they have applied. Provisionally enrolled students must have complete admissions files no later than the end of the fifth week of their first semester at Washburn. Students whose files are still incomplete at that time and students whose credentials indicate they do not meet minimum admission requirements will not be allowed to enroll for a subsequent semester. In accordance with federal regulations, a provisionally enrolled student will not receive a federal financial aid disbursement until all credentials have been received and evaluated to determine whether the student has met satisfactory academic progress requirements.
Former Washburn students who were academically suspended or dismissed must submit a Petition for Academic Reinstatement to the Dean of Students if they wish to be considered for admission to a subsequent semester.
Additional admission requirements pertain to the following programs:
College of Arts & Sciences
School of Business
School of Applied Studies
School of Nursing
While admission to these programs is required for degree candidacy, some courses in these areas may be taken by non-degree seeking students with the approval of an advisor.