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Everything is falling into place for Fall 2021!

We can’t wait to have everyone safely on campus! This is the place to find all the information you need to get ready for Fall 2021 at Washington Adventist University!

One-Stop-Shop for New Freshmen and Transfer Students. Find what you need here!

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Step 1 – For New Freshmen and Transfer Students for Fall 2021

Submit your Admission Application today and take your first step to an amazing future with Washington Adventist University!

Then call, text, or connect via WhatsApp at 301-575-4097 or 202-641-5457.

Submit your Official Transcripts/Test scores to Admissions.

Contact (text or call) the Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment for Financial Aid Advising.

  • Call or text 301-575-4097 or 202-641-5457.

Join one of our daily live webinars on Monday from 5-6 pm EST for information and Q&A.

Step 2 – Confirm your attendance with Admissions

Pay your confirmation fee through Admissions via Paypal below:

  • Call or text at 301-575-4097 or 202-641-5457.
  • Determine if you plan to live on campus and notify Dean Timothy Nelson at
  • You may also call or text at 301-575-4097.
  • You will get pre-registered into your first semester courses after you have submitted payment and acknowledge your intent to attend WAU.

Step 3 – Check your personal email for a message from

After you have paid and submitted your confirmation to the Admissions department, this email will verify you have been registered for your first semester courses and provide your next steps.

>>Beginning April 1, 2021, all incoming Freshman students will be automatically registered for the following courses (depending on your declared major or certain circumstances, there may be exceptions to these courses – please contact the Betty Howard Center for Student Success for clarifications, questions or if any adjustments to your schedule need to be made:

  • Create your WAU email account.

Step 4 – Check for an email from

As soon as you have paid the confirmation fee, you will also receive an email from within 7 days to set up your WAU email account and the next steps.

  • If you have any questions on how to set up your account, please contact or call 301-891-4119. For more information on how to set up your WAU account, you can visit – How to set up WAU Account.
  • You can view your first semester courses by logging into MyWAU, clicking on MyAcademics, and then select Class Schedule.
  • Please contact the Betty Howard Center for Student Success for clarifications, questions, or if any adjustments to your schedule that need to be made: or call 301-575-4097.

Step 5 – Insurance/Immunization/Test Scores

  • The Office of Student Life will contact you regarding how you provide proof of health insurance and immunization requirements or 301-891-4525.
  • The Betty Howard Center for Student Success will contact you regarding if you need to take the Accuplacer® Placement Testing Process at WAU for English/Math. Contact Nedelka Sellers or 301-891-4106.

Step 6 – Getting financially cleared after registering for classes

  • Contact Student Financial Aid by calling 301-891-4005 or email at
  • Contact the Office of Student Accounts to set up a payment plan.

Step 7 – New Student Orientation

  • Once you have been registered for your first semester courses, you will receive a welcome letter and packet via USPS from the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Experience, and the Betty Howard Center for Student Success. Included within the packet will be a schedule of New Student Orientation events between April and the beginning of classes on August 23rd, including both in-person and virtual activities. Please contact the Betty Howard Center for Student Success for more information, or if you do not receive your Welcome Packet within two weeks of your registration: or 301-891-4106.

Step 8 – Parking Decals & Photo IDs

  • Visit our WAU Security office for more information on receiving your photo ID and Parking Decal.
  • The security office is located at the corner of the building next to the Boyer Building and across from Halcyon Hall Girl’s Residence Hall.


Our Registrar’s Office has a big heart for helping students be as successful as possible. They also have fun creating these videos to give each student helpful tips on how to get through registration as stress-free as possible. Take a moment and spend some time with the Registrar’s Office.

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How to Access My Grade Report

Reviewing transfer credits and currently enrolled courses

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How to Register and Search for Courses

Find a focus that can bring fulfillment!

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Understanding the Student Program Evaluations

Find out what is needed for you to graduate from your selected degree program.

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We’re preparing our campus to offer each student & employee the confidence to come to campus with excitement! Our COVID-19 Taskforce has been working to stay current on all CDC guidelines and in communication with local municipalities.

All students and employees have the option to be vaccinated. WAU highly recommends that the entire WAU Community vaccinate.

Guidelines for reopening handbook
Click the image to read our 2021 GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING BOOK.