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Washburn students participate in the WU Chef event held annually during Homecoming Week.

Transitioning from Washburn Tech

Continuing your Ichabod Experience

You have the hands-on training and real-world experience from Washburn Tech, now you want to add to your skill set and earn your degree. Washburn University has many course options, such as online, morning, afternoon and evening, making it easy to fit classes into your busy schedule.

While at Washburn, you'll also have the opportunity to experience learning in small classes, the support of campus services like the tutoring and writing center, and the option to participate in more than 130 student organizations.

A Washburn student checks a test tube during a biology class in Stoffer Science Hall.

Reduced tuition

If you have completed one of these programs or will be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in one of these programs at Washburn Tech, you are eligible for reduced tuition while seeking the correlating associate degree.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must begin the associate degree within six years of completing the eligible Washburn Tech certificate program
  • You must complete the associate degree within six years of starting at Washburn University
  • Some courses may require prerequisites or placements scores
  • Discount only applies to courses necessary to complete an associate degree
  • 15 hours of the required courses must be taken at Washburn to complete Washburn's residency requirement

*Please note some scholarships can not be combined with reduced tuition. Please contact your admissions counselor with questions.


A Washburn student takes notes during a class in Henderson Learning Center.

How to apply

If you’ll be attending college for the first time since graduating high school or earning your GED, you will need to complete these steps to be admitted to Washburn:

  • Complete the Washburn application for admission
  • Send us your official high school transcripts
  • Send us your official college transcripts (if any college credit has been taken outside of Washburn Tech)
  • Send us your official ACT or SAT scores (only required if you have not completed a qualifying Washburn Tech program and are under 21)*

*While ACT scores are not required for admissions purposes if you’re over 21 years of age, it may be helpful to send them or take a placement exam when choosing courses. Similarly, an ACT score is required to determine scholarship eligibility for Tech students.


A Washburn students works on an equation during a math class in Morgan Hall.

Other degree options

Interested in earning your bachelor's degree or a degree different than the one associated with your Washburn Tech program? Not a problem.

While reduced tuition is only available for students in specific Washburn Tech certificate programs, you can still apply for financial aid and academic scholarships. There are many ways to make Washburn even more affordable!


A Washburn student smiles in his room at Lincoln Hall, a state-of-the-art residence hall that opened in 2016.

Live on campus

  • You can live in several places on campus, including Lincoln Hall, the Living Learning Center and several apartment-style buildings. Studies show that living on campus improves your academic performance.
A Washburn art student works on a painting during class in the Art Building.

How to Submit your transcripts

  • Part of the admissions process is submitting transcripts from previous schools and/or colleges you attended.
A Washburn student relaxes in the Memorial Union between classes.

Scholarships

  • You may be eligible to receive one or more scholarships from Washburn, which awards millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college.
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Welcome Center

  • The Welcome Center in Morgan Hall is the entrance to Washburn and the place where you'll take care of most of your transactional business at the Student One Stop.
Washburn students share their lunch break in the Union Market of the Memorial Union.

Student life

  • You'll enjoy a robust student life at Washburn that includes more than 130 organizations and dozens of places to network, including the Union Market in the Memorial Union.
Students work on a project together in Mabee Library on Washburn's campus.

Mabee Library

  • Mabee Library is the hub of studying on campus. You can work on projects, research and enjoy a cup of coffee in the campus library.
Washburn Students participate in a game during Casino Night on campus.

Student Events

  • Held during Welcome Week every year, Casino Night in the Memorial Union is one of the most popular events on campus.
A Washburn student climbs the wall in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Student Recreation & Wellness Center

  • As a Washburn student, you enjoy free admission to the SRWC, which houses a fitness loft featuring dozens of exercise machines and weights, plus an indoor track and rock climbing wall.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Admissions

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.1030
admissions@washburn.edu

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Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.

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