Includes high school seniors or high school graduates with fewer than 24 hours of college credit.
- Application for admission
- One-time, $20 non-refundable application fee*
- Official high school transcripts or GED transcripts
- Official ACT or SAT scores (only required if the student is under 21 years of age)**
- Official college transcripts (if any college credit has been taken)
*Washburn University does offer an application fee waiver for eligible students – The required form and eligibility requirements can be found here.
**While ACT scores are not required for admissions purposes for students over 21 years of age, it may be helpful to provide scores or take a placement exam to aid in course placement.
Students meeting one of the following criteria will be granted regular admission:
- A high school GPA > 3.5 OR an ACT score > 23
- A high school GPA > 2.5 AND an ACT score > 19-22
- A high school GPA > 3.0 AND an ACT score > 16-18
- A GED score of 510 OR an ACT score > 23
- A GED score > 475 AND an ACT score of 21-22
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:
- Mandatory multi-session per-semester advising: Three or four per-semester sessions will include academic assessment, program planning, and degree planning
- Limit on number of semester hours: 12 semester credit hours per semester during the student’s first year. Exceptions will be made upon counselor approval.
- Compulsory enrollment in ISS 100, Student Success, Freshman Seminar
- Restrictions on courses available to students
- Required participation in study skill, career planning, test taking, and other seminars offered by CLASS
- Required tutorials as necessary
Exploratory Bridge Program
Students will be required to complete the Washburn Institute of Technology Exploratory Bridge Program according to the following criteria:
- The student has a high school GPA < 3.49 AND an ACT score <15
- The student has a GED score < 450 OR an ACT score < 18
Home Schooled Students
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.