Admissions Information

A WAU education is faith-based and student-focused. The University offers more than 32 majors and academic programs leading to associate bachelor, and graduate degrees. You will experience small, lively classes taught by faculty who are committed to your success. Special options include the honors program, pre-professional programs, bridge program, capital summer session, study abroad, internships for credit, and a special first-year experience program to assist incoming freshmen in the transition to college life.

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Admissions Philosophy

At Washington Adventist University, we care about each student. Accordingly, our Admissions Committee carefully reads each application. 

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Admission of Freshmen Students

For regular admission, prospective students with no prior college experience must submit a full application packet.

Placement Tests

WAU Bridge Program

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Admission of Transfer Students

All prospective transfer students must submit a complete application packet as outlined below that includes a transcript from an institutionally accredited college or university.

Transfer Students

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Admission of ESL Students | English as Second Language

Students whose native language is other than English and have not yet completed four years in an educational institution in which English is the language of instruction need to submit examination results for the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Admission of International Students

International students must follow the steps listed below in order to get accepted at Washington Adventist University. 

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Admission of Special Groups of Students

Early Enrollment: Part-time Students and Early Enrollment: Full-time

Non-degree Seeking (Special) Students

Former Students

Application Procedure for All Applicants

All applicants must submit a complete application packet as outlined below.

Special Notes About Transcripts

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Mailing Documents

Submit all of the above items at the same time in one envelope. 

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Reach out with any questions at any time.

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