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).
  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 November 15 (Washburn's Federal Student Code: 001949).
  5. Submit your application for Admissions scholarships by December 1.
  6. Check with Washburn Admissions to ensure your file is complete.
  7. Submit your housing contract and deposit starting in December.

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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