At WAU you will find students, faculty, and staff-who care about and choose to help each other in any way they can. That's the spirit of Washington Adventist University.
Faculty who care about mentoring, nurturing, encouraging and supporting our students in their journey of faith. It reaches far beyond worship services, into the classrooms, residence halls, student organizations and student-led small groups and mission opportunities to serve others that allow students to put their faith into action.
While Washington Adventist University is centered in the Seventh-day Adventist faith, the University is diverse and accepting of all religions anc cultures, We are a cosmopolitan university challenging our students to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world.
The Applied Bioinformatics minor is designed for students attending WAU and pursuing degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Information Systems. If you are interested in applying to WAU, please contact the Admissions office.
All students who would like to become part of the WAU Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program and obtain a minor in Applied Bioinformatics must first meet with the Coordinator of the program. Appointments can be made by phone or via e-mail. Approved students will be expected to periodically meet with the Coordinator of the BIP program and attend BIP seminars held during the academic year. If you should have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment to meet with the Program Coordinator, please do not hesitate to contact:
Dr. Anton Dormer
Program Coordinator, Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program
Washington Adventist University
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program
Science Building 102E
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 891-4229
The Office of the Registrar strives to provide excellent service to students, faculty, staff, those seeking information, and the administration. It is our hope that you will see the character of Christ reflected as we provide this service in the general areas of: course scheduling, registration, graduation preparation, transcript evaluation and verification of studies.
You are taking an important step for your future. We are excited that you are including us as an option to help further your educational career. Follow the directions below to begin the application process.Step 1: Complete the Application
Fill out the online application or submit a paper application to the office.Step 2: Send Transcripts
Freshman must send high school transcripts with at least 6 completed semesters. After graduation Final Transcripts will be required.
Transfer students with less than 24 credit hours will need both college transcripts and high school transcripts.
Transfer students with more than 24 credit hours should submit only college or university transcripts. We require that transcripts be sent from all colleges or universities a student has attended.Step 3: Send Test Scores
Freshman or Transfer students with less than 24 credit hours should submit test scores for admissions and financial aid purposes.Step 4: Send Recommendation Letter
Each student is required to submit one letter of character recommendation to the admissions office. Letter may not be filled out by a family member or friend. Letters should reflect the student’s character and how that effects being a student and WAU.Step 5:Complete the FAFSA Form
Add WAU’s School code: 002067
After having been accepted to WAU, you need to register for classes, which can be done online, or by visiting our campus and contacting the Records Office.
In order to be financially cleared for classes, international students must present an advance tuition payment of $9100, or half of the year’s tuition. The remainder of the balance may be paid in four equal installments.
International student services
WAU offers various services to the International students through:
WAU International Students Office
The purpose of this office is to assist students while their stay in the United States. Provides orientation to the academic and social life of the College and advises international students of their rights and responsibilities with respect to immigration regulations.
International Students Association
The association helps the students to develop leadership qualities and fosters unity in diversity.
Once the student is enrolled at WAU the following academic services are available:
Each student is assigned to an academic advisor who will assist in the program planning and scheduling of courses from semester to semester.
Career counseling is provided by individual faculty members and the Career Services Department to students involved in the program and is seeking help in planning for a career.
Computers with internet access are available in the residence halls and the computer labs. All residence hall students have internet access.
Professional School Recruitment
Various professional college and universities conduct student search on the WAU campus for programs like medicine, engineering etc. Appointments with professional school recruiters are made through the academic support office.
Testing services are provided to students, including GLEP, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and others.
First Year Experience
All first year students are required to attend the orientation that is held prior to the commencing of the Fall Semester. It includes activities that assist students in their adjustment to college life. All freshman are also part of the First Year Experience program.
Because of the high cost of medical care in the USA and the inability of students to plan for these unexpected costs, all international students are required to be covered under a health plan through the College. This applies unless the student can show proof of insurance coverage that is valid in the U.S.
Morrison Hall (men) and Halcyon Hall (women) house students who live on campus. WAU requires those single international students who are under 22 years of age to reside in the residence halls. Married students can find housing accommodations within the community.
Religious activities and services are an important part of college life. A college church is located on campus, and students have access to many Seventh-day Adventist churches in the metropolitan area. A full-time campus chaplain coordinates religious activities and provides spiritual counseling. Worship for dormitory students and weekly chapel for the entire student body are part of the spiritual life at Washington Adventist University. For students who are not Seventh-day Adventists, a wide variety of other Christian churches and other worship settings (for those who are not Christians) are available in the Washington DC area.
WAU provides services for those who may need to improve verbal, quantitative, and reading skills.
Tutoring is arranged for those who need help in their academic work by individual programs and departments.
Please use this check list to ensure that you have the necessary documentation completed.