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 A 500-549 190-212 80-89 5
    Restricted Admission B 450-499 150-189 65-79 4
    Further Testing Required <450 <150 <65 <4