A step-by-step guide to becoming an Ichabod

Use this checklist to help guide you from taking the ACT to your first week of classes.
A Washburn student smiles while chatting with a friend in the Welcome Center

Let's get started

  1. Register to take the ACT (Washburn University's school code is: 1474). SAT scores are also accepted. Neither test is required for admission, but can aid in scholarship eligibility.
  2. Schedule a campus visit.
  3. Apply online
  4. Order your official high school and/or college transcript(s).

Two international students mingle in the Welcome Center lobby

You're almost there

  1. Financial planning: How will you pay for college? Check out these resources.
  2. Review housing options.
  3. File for your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and review information about scholarships, financial aid and employment.
  4. File your FAFSA by February 15 (Washburn's Federal Student Code: 001949).
  5. Review your scholarship offers and determine your eligibility.
  6. Submit your housing contract and deposit starting in December.
  7. Check with Washburn Admissions to ensure your file is complete.

A Washburn student interacts with a friend in the Memorial Union

You're an Ichabod!

  1. Register for New Student Orientation.
  2. Send your final high school transcript (if a freshman) and/or completed college work to Washburn.
  3. Note your residential living assignment
  4. Attend Welcome Week.
  5. Begin classes in August!


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

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