Returning students are readmitted to Washburn University according to their status when they last attended. This means that if you were in good academic standing when you left Washburn, you will be readmitted in good academic standing. If you last attended Washburn on a restricted basis, you will be readmitted on a restricted basis, and if you were on academic probation when you left Washburn, you will be readmitted on probation.
If you were academically suspended or dismissed from Washburn, you must petition the Dean of Students for academic reinstatement. Call 670-2100.
The rest of this page provides more details about how the Office of Admissions determines an applicant’s admissions status.
Students who are graduates of accredited high schools and wish to fulfill the requirements for a degree will be admitted as regular, classified students. Admission classification will depend upon the student’s high school GPA and ACT/COMPASS exam scores.
Students meeting one of the following criteria will be granted regular admission:
Students with fewer than 24 credit hours who do not meet the criteria for regular admission will be admitted on admission exception with a prescription for freshman success. The prescription may include:
Academic Probation and Denial of Admission
Students with 24 or more semester hours of completed college work and a cumulative college GPA between 1.8 and 1.99 will be admitted on academic probation. Students with 24 or more semester hours of completed college work and a cumulative college GPA below 1.8 will be denied admission to the university but may be eligible for academic fresh start. For more information about academic fresh start, call 785.670.1942.
Students taking fewer than seven hours per semester are exempt from the above standards up to the point they have accumulated 18 hours of university credit.
Home Schooled Students
ACT test scores are required for admission to the university. An official transcript is also required and will be evaluated for course content and completion on an individual basis by the Director of Admissions. Home schooled students with an ACT composite score of less than 24 are required to submit a GED test score. Home schooled students are admitted to the university according to the foregoing admission criteria.
Students who are not graduates of high school may qualify for admission by taking the GED. The university requires official GED and ACT scores. Students with GEDs are admitted to the university according to the foregoing admission criteria.
Students may be permitted to enroll on a provisional basis if they have been unable to submit complete credentials by the beginning of the semester for which they have applied. Provisionally enrolled students must have complete admissions files no later than the end of the fifth week of their first semester at Washburn. Students whose files are still incomplete at that time and students whose credentials indicate they do not meet minimum admission requirements will not be allowed to enroll for a subsequent semester. In accordance with federal regulations, a provisionally enrolled student will not receive a federal financial aid disbursement until all credentials have been received and evaluated to determine whether the student has met satisfactory academic progress requirements.
Academic Suspension or Dismissal
Former Washburn students who were academically suspended or dismissed must submit a Petition for Academic Reinstatement to the Dean of Students if they wish to be considered for admission to a subsequent semester.
Additional admission requirements pertain to the following programs:
College of Arts & Sciences
School of Business
School of Applied Studies
School of Nursing
While admission to these programs is required for degree candidacy, some courses in these areas may be taken by non-degree seeking students with the approval of an advisor.