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
Students who are or will be graduates from an accredited high school or homeschool curriculum. Regular Admission for High School and Homeschool Students:
Students meeting one of the following criteria will be
• High School GPA ≥3.50 on a 4.00 scale OR;
• ACT Composite Score ≥ 23 OR;
• ACT Composite Score 19-22 and High School GPA ≥ 2.50 on 4.00 scale OR;
• ACT Composite Score 16-18 and High School GPA ≥ 3.00 on 4.00 scale.
Students Graduating from an Unaccredited
High School or Homeschool Curriculum:
The completion of the ACT test and receipt of the
scores by the University is required for admission. An
official transcript is also required and will be evaluated
on an individual basis for course content and completion.
Home schooled students with an ACT composite score less than 23 are required to submit a General Educational Development (GED) test score.
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.