Welcome to Your New Home

Whether you're transferring from a two-year or four-year college, Washburn University is the right place for you to continue your education and pursue your dreams. We have a proud tradition of making the transfer process easy, and you'll enjoy the individual attention, outstanding academics and convenient learning options. Get started today by completing an application ... there is no application fee!

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More Reasons to Choose Washburn

  • You can choose from 200 academic programs.
  • You will work closely with dedicated, caring faculty. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, so you'll receive one-on-one attention.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience our vibrant campus life, which includes more than 130 student organizations and dozens of events.
  • You will have access to a number of internships in the capital city of Topeka, a hotbed for internships.
  • You will discover that we have a simplified application and credit transfer process.

You can contact us at 785.670.1030 or admissions@washburn.edu.

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How your credits transfer

  • Most students are able to transfer all of their general education courses from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Major-specific credit transfers are determined by individual departments at Washburn. Contact a transfer counselor to learn more. 
  • Check out our Transfer My Credit Portal to see how your credits might transfer to Washburn. 
  • Official evaluations are processed by the University Registrar's Office after you have been admitted to Washburn University and submitted all final official transcripts from each college or university you have attended.

Take a tour of campus and check out what it's like to be an Ichabod!

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How to apply

  • Complete a FREE admissions application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school where you’ve taken courses for credit.
  • Submit official high school transcripts (only if you've taken less than 24 credit hours)
  • Submitting ACT or SAT scores is optional. Washburn does not use them to award academic merit scholarships. However, some scholarships do require test scores.

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Financial Aid

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Campus Life

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Transfer Orientation

Apply now

Admission applications are processed on a continual basis throughout the year. You can apply to Washburn up until one week prior to the last day to enroll for a given semester.

Semester start dates:

Fall 2022: August 20
Spring 2023: January 14
Summer 2023: May 30

Some majors and programs may have their own application deadlines. 


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

Phone & Email

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