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Documents For Admission

All documents become the property of Washington Adventist University and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to a third party.

  1. Application for Admission (completed and signed by the student applicant). A $25 non-refundable paper application fee will be added to your fee bill the first semester you register for classes. If you apply online, the fee cost will be waived. To mail paper application , you can mail it to:

    Office of Admissions - Data Processing Center
    Washington Adventist University
    7600 Flower Ave.
    Takoma Park, MD 20912

    For those applicants who are applying to School of Graduate Program and Professional Studies, please mail your application and $50.00 fee to:

    School of Graduate and Professional studies (SGPS)
    Washington Adventist University
    7600 Flower Ave.
    Takoma Park, MD 20912

  2. If you have earned university credit outside of United States, you must request a transcript evaluation by WESS-ICAP and be mailed to Office of Admission. For students who just graduated from high school, they should mail official transcripts with GPA and English proficiency test scores (Figure 1).
  3. WES-ICAP for Transfer Students - WES offers two types of credential evaluation packages – Basic and ICAP. We strongly recommend the ICAP package. The WES ICAP makes it easier and faster for you to submit applications, reduces the total time spent applying to multiple institutions and helps you meet application deadlines. You will help admissions officers understand your international education by sending a WES ICAP (transcripts & evaluation) – the fullest, most accurate, verified information in one package. For more information and to initiate the WES translation package, please visit
  4. Please note that no transfer credit will be given for English coursework completed at any academic institution outside the United States. If you have not completed the first year of college-level English at an institution in the United States, you will be required to follow criteria for TOEFL, ILTS, IBET or Michigan Scores (Figure 1)
  5. You must submit official documentation of your English reading, writing, and listening ability in two ways:

    Submit your score from any one of the following acceptable language examinations to determine admission decision:

    Non-Restricted Admission>550>213>90>5>78
    Restricted Admission A500-549190-21280-895 
    Restricted Admission B450-499150-18965-794 
    Further Testing Required<450<150<65<4 




School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.