Becoming an Ichabod is fast and seamless!

Washburn, a public university, has a proud tradition of providing a high-quality education for all individuals.

Applying is quick and easy, as we do not require test scores, essays or letters of recommendation. You can expect a fast admissions decision because we can't wait for you to be an Ichabod!

If you have questions, contact your admissions counselor or reach us by email at or phone at 785.670.1030.

How to apply

If you’ll be attending college for the first time since graduating high school or earning your GED, you will need to complete these steps to be admitted to Washburn:

*Test scores are not required for admission or academic merit scholarships, but they may be required for specialized scholarships

Admission requirements for High School and Home School Students

GED Students

If you did not graduate from a high school, you may qualify for admission by taking the GED and submitting your official GED diploma. Admission exceptions are granted on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

Thinking of making Washburn your new home? We’d love to have you! If you’ve previously attended a post-secondary institution, we’ll need:

*Test scores are not required for admission or academic merit scholarships, but they may be required for specialized scholarships

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

If you meet one of the following criteria, you will be granted admission:

  • 0-29 college credit hours with a GPA ≥ 1.80 OR;
  • 30-59 college credit hours with a GPA ≥ 1.90 OR;
  • 60 or more college credit hours with a GPA ≥ 2.00.
Admission exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Questions? Contact our transfer admissions counselors, or email us at or call us at 785.670.1030.
International students have different requirements for applying to Washburn. See the international student requirements and english proficiency requirements.

Welcome back, Ichabod! If you’ve previously attended Washburn, you can return to the same degree status (degree or non-degree seeking) by completing this form.

If you wish to change your degree status to degree seeking, you should complete an admission application and follow the how-to-apply instructions for a first-time freshman listed above.

If you are or have taken classes as a high school student, you should complete the undergraduate admission application and follow the steps listed above on how to apply as a first-time freshman.

In addition to general admission to Washburn, some programs require a separate application for admission due to capacity limitations within the program. Admission to these programs will be through the respective departments and not through the Office of Admissions.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Art (BFA)
  • Kinesiology (B.Ed. P-12 Physical Education Teaching)
  • Education (BA)
  • Music (BA, BM in Music Education, BM in music performance)

School of Business

  • Accounting (BBA)
  • Economics (BBA)
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation (BBA)
  • Finance (BBA)
  • General Business (BBA)
  • International Business (BBA)
  • Management (BBA)
  • Marketing (BBA)

School of Applied Studies

  • Bachelor of Social Work

Allied Health

  • Health Information Technology (AS)
  • Health Care Education (C)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)
  • Radiologic Technology (AS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (C)
  • Health Information Coding (C)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (C)
  • Radiation Therapy (C)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (BHS)
  • Health Services Administration (BHS)
  • Medical Imaging (BHS)

School of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN Online
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.


Washburn University Admissions
Morgan Hall Suite 100
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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