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Our Christian Campus

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.

How to Apply (Undergraduate)

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

How to Apply

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


 Office Hours:

Mon-Thur  8:30am - 5:00pm

Fri               8:30am - 12:00pm

Please Note: We are closed from 11am to 12pm every Wednesday for chapel. 

Phone: (301) 891-4119

Fax: (301) 891-4121