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Do You. Do It All. Do It Here. Your journey with Washington College begins now.

Apply one of two ways.

You can use the Common Application or the Washington College Application.
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*Note: Though the Common App asks about criminal history, under Maryland law a criminal history does not disqualify an applicant from admission.


Application deadlines:

Students who apply Early Decision make a commitment to attend their chosen college if they’re accepted. At Washington College, we recommend Early Decision for students who have done their research, thought it over, and know for sure that WC is their first choice. If this describes you, we encourage you to apply Early Decision by November 15.

You can apply online using the Washington College Application or the Common Application. Please include a signed Early Decision Agreement Form.

Admission notification by December 15

The Early Action deadline at Washington College is December 1. Unlike Early Decision, Early Action application is not binding. There’s no commitment, and no downside to applying early. If you know you love Washington College, why wait?

Admission notification by January 15

Students can apply Regular Decision to as many schools as they would like. These students will have until May 1 to either accept or decline their offer from Washington College.

Admission notification by April 1 

The deadline for Spring Freshman admissions is November 15.

Students will receive notification within 21 days. 

You can learn more about Transfer Application deadlines here.

Admission notification is rolling for transfer students

What we need from you:

Completed and signed application form

Admission essay/personal statement

SAT or ACT scores (optional)

One counselor recommendation

Official Transcript

Teacher recommendation


You have a choice when it comes to submitting standardized test scores.

Test Scores are optional at Washington College.

Standardized testing, such as the SAT and the ACT, is optional for most students applying to WC.* Read more about our test optional policy here. Please use this test optional form to submit your intention to apply as a test optional student.

*International and homeschool applicants will be asked to report test scores. 

Self-reported test scores can be submitted in any of the following ways:

Enter scores in the testing section of the Common Application or WC Application.

Submit screenshots or scanned copies of score reports via email ( or fax (410-778-7287).

For applicants who submit self-reported test scores and would like their testing to be considered, official test scores will be required upon enrollment. Any discrepancies from self-reported test scores may result in rescinding our offer of admission.

Official test scores can be submitted in any of the following ways:

Sent directly from the testing agency (SAT and/or ACT). The Washington College school code is 5888. 

Sent by the student's high school counselor via email to or fax (410) 778-7287.

Sent by the student's high school counselor via official transcript.