Student Organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

It is never too late to start following your dream! As a returning student we know that starting college can provide many new opportunities, but also can bring on new challenges. At Washburn University we want to make sure that your transition to college life is smooth and full of answers to all your questions. This page can be the beginning of your journey at Washburn, by providing a direction on campus for all of your questions. If you need further assistance please contact Student Services at 785.670.1629.

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Admissions

Washburn University is a publicly funded, independently governed university offering more than 200 academic programs leading to licensure, certification; and associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and juris doctor degrees. 

Are you interested in more information? E-mail admissions@washburn.edu with your questions, or connect with an admissions counselor by calling 785-670-1030.

Transfer Credits

Washburn University is committed to working with transfer students during their transition from a community college or another four-year university.  Admissions counselors are available for questions about the admission process, questions about transferring credits, and referrals to departmental advisors. 

We have provided the transfer guide to help you determine how your credits will transfer to Washburn University. Understand that this transfer guide is not comprehensive; it lists courses that are frequently transferred to Washburn University, and courses not included in the guide might still transfer to Washburn.

Financial Aid

Washburn University recognizes that financial aid is an important part of your decision to choose and attend a college. The Washburn University Financial Aid office is dedicated to assisting students with the process of applying for and receiving their financial aid. Throughout this process, our office will strive to provide quality service and personal guidance to all students.

Federal and State Aid Priority Date

The priority submission date is February 15.  

Completing the FAFSA application utilizing the Washburn University federal school code of 001949 prior to the priority date may increase your eligibility for limited programs.

Scholarships

The priority submission date is February 15.  

Returning students may complete the Washburn University Scholarship Application beginning in late fall of the previous aid year.

Student Employment

Washburn University wants to provide you many opportunities to succeed, having a part-time on-campus job will give you the opportunity to focus on your academics. Washburn University provides many opportunities to on-campus employment. Feel free to contact our student employee coordinator for more information Jamie McEwen, 785-670-1151.

Washburn University also provides an opportunity for Washburn students to have access to new positions and internships that open in the Topeka community and Greater Kansas City Area. Bod Jobs is updated daily and is a program facilitated through Career Services, for more questions contact Career Services at 785-670-1450.

Campus Tour

On a personalized visit, you’ll take a campus tour with a current Washburn student, speak with faculty about your area of academic interest, and get your questions about admissions and scholarships answered by an admissions counselor.  We schedule your day’s activities around tours beginning at 10, 11, 1, and 2.  These visits typically last 2 hours.  To schedule a visit, sign in or create an online account.  You may also contact the Office of Admissions at 785.670.1030 or 877.281.BODS (2637).

Housing

Welcome to the Washburn University and to your on-campus home. Our core purpose in Residential Living is to support the University community by providing a comfortable, secure, and diverse living and learning environment for students, that encourages community relations and personal and academic development. You will have close access to all your classrooms, athletic events and the activities put on across campus. Living in the halls you will meet new friends and become connected to this wonderful community. We urge you to take full advantage of our many excellent services.

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Student Wellness

Student Health

We want all of our student to be living well during their college experience. All Washburn University students are eligible to visit Student Health Services free-of-charge with a valid WU ID.  No appointment is necessary with the exception of pre-participation physicals and well woman exams. The last walk-in appointment is accepted 30 minutes prior to closing. Please visit us in Morgan 170 or call 785-670-1470.

Counseling Services

Our services are designed to help students cope more effectively with personal concerns that may affect their academic performance.  Our primary goal is to assist students in realizing their maximum potential and to assist them toward optimal functioning.

Counseling is provided by staff members who are professionally trained and experienced in working with college students.  Information discussed between student and counselor is treated in a confidential manner. Please visit us in Henderson 111 or call 785-670-3100.

Student Recreation & Wellness Center

We strive to enrich the quality of campus life by promoting and offering opportunities for physical and mental growth as well as social interaction in healthy surroundings and superior recreational facilities. The SRWC's programs and offerings provide a link between students and offerings serve to provide a connecting link between students and the Washburn University experience. If you have any questions about the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, please call 785.670.1314 or email us: getfit@washburn.edu 

Student with Disabilities

New to Washburn and want to know how to begin utilizing services? The Student Services Office is responsible for assisting in arranging reasonable accommodations and for identifying resources on campus for students with disabilities.  Qualified students with disabilities must register with the office to be eligible for services.  The office MUST have current documentation on file in order to provide services. Please come and see us in the Memorial Union, Upper Level, in the Mosiman room or call 785-670-1629.

Veteran Affairs

To apply and establish entitlement for Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefit programs, the applicant should contact the Student Services Office at Washburn, or call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.  Program eligibility generally ceases ten years from the date of the veteran’s release from active duty or 15 years under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Eligible recipients of educational assistance must certify their enrollment each semester through the Student Services Office to assure continuous benefits.  When changes in enrollment occur, such as dropping courses, not attending class, or not formally withdrawing from the University, the student must submit a report of mitigating circumstances.  The VA expects veterans to pursue an educational objective, file a degree plan with Student Services, regularly attend classes, and make satisfactory progress.

Please come and see us in the Memorial Union, Upper Level, in the Mosiman room or call 785-670-1629.

Career Services

The mission of Washburn University Career Services is to empower students and others to make optimal use of their knowledge, abilities, and values to successfully:

  • Explore and choose academic majors and career options
  • Obtain career-related skills and experience
  • Develop and pursue post-graduation career plans, including graduate and professional school and employment.

Please come and visit us in Morgan 137 or call 785-670-1450.

Non-Traditional Student Group

Student Organizations

Student Activities & Greek Life provides educational programs, individual consultation and guidance, support and resources to all student organizations at Washburn University. A college education does not begin or end at the classroom door, our opportunities to learn occur in all aspects of the Washburn experience.  With over 140 student organizations at Washburn, students and members of the university community enjoy infinite opportunities to build friendships and rewarding experiences through co-curricular involvement in student organizations.  Student Activities & Greek Life strives to reach all of our students as they become involved in student organizations and campus life. Please visit us in the lower level of the Memorial Union or call 785-670-1723.

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Picking your Major

Deciding on a major or career path is sometimes difficult. Career Services offers help for students who are undecided or confused about what majors or career paths might be a good fit. Career development is a life-long process, however, and many things change during the course of a lifetime. The goal of career counseling and assessment is to help the student make educated decisions on majors and career paths that will lead to satisfaction in the next step.

Please stop by and visit us in Morgan 137, or call 785-670-1450.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising in the Center for Student Success is a resource for undeclared and first-year students.  You will be assigned an academic advisor whom you will meet one-on-one with to discuss academic programs and career/life goals.  You should also contact your advisor when you have any academic related questions or concerns.  We can be an excellent resource for you and offer referrals and suggestions to help you be a successful college student in your first two years at Washburn University.

Please call our office to arrange an appointment at 785-670-1942, or stop in Mabee Library, Room 201.

Tutoring

Welcome to the University Tutoring and Writing Center in Mabee Library! We are the main place to go for tutoring on the Washburn campus. The Tutoring and Writing Center is located on the third floor of Mabee Library in the SE corner, Room 308. Tutoring is one of many resources you will find to assist you with your academic endeavors. We also provide helpful resource links, academic workshops, and referrals to other campus services. Our mission is to help you succeed as a student.

Navigating D2L

What is D2L? With an open platform that connects the entire learning community to a global ecosystem of solutions and resources, Washburn is able to anticipate emerging trends in education with flexible delivery models, adaptive environments, predictive tools, and a “one-size-fits-me” approach for every learner. D2L is you classroom community online, you have ability to check grade, submit homework, email your professor and classmates, and even take exams.

Mabee Library

The Washburn University Libraries are teaching Libraries, dedicated to student success and the development of a learning community that effectively, efficiently and ethically uses information in the 21st century. The library should be your home away from home, you can visit the Center for Student Success, Tutoring and Writing Lab, study with a group, or conduct your research. Schedule a tour today!