Application Procedures

Requirements

  1. Complete the Wabash College Application for Admission by applying through our website: www.wabash.edu/admissions/apply or The Common Application website: www.commonapp.org. The Common Application is acceptable in place of Wabash’s application form, and it will be given equal consideration.
  2. Give the High School Report to your high school counselor and ask him/her to return it to the Admissions Office with a written recommendation and an official high school transcript containing all courses, grades, and class rank through at least the sixth semester. In some instances, a transcript containing seventh semester grades may be required before an admission decision can be made.
  3. Register to take either the SAT or the ACT before the end of your sophomore year in high school and have the results sent directly to Wabash. Wabash’s SAT code number is 1895. Our ACT code number is 1260. High school guidance offices should have the registration materials. For students who have already taken one or more of these tests, Wabash will accept the scores if they appear on their official school transcript. SAT II subject tests are not required.

Recommended

Schedule an official campus visit. You and your parents are encouraged to see what Wabash is really like. Your campus visit may be during a scheduled group visitation program, or it can be an individually scheduled visit which allows you to attend classes, speak with a professor or coach of your choice, take a student-guided campus tour, complete an admissions interview, and stay overnight with Wabash students - all at no cost to you. This is the best way to understand the culture of our campus and to have your questions answered about all aspects of the College. We recommend that you schedule your visit for a weekday, September through April during the junior year of high school, when classes are in session so that you can participate fully in your choice of activities. You may also schedule a shortened version of the campus visit during the summer months. Please note that some of our scholarship competitions require that you make an official campus visit. Call 800-345-5385 or register online: www.wabash.edu/admissions/visit and all arrangements will be made.

Deadlines

Priority consideration for merit-based scholarships is given to those who have submitted all completed forms by December 1. It is highly recommended that all applications be completed by January 15. Scholarship and financial aid materials are available through the Admissions Office.

Application Calendar

Option Deadline Decision Mailed Deposit Due
Early Decision October 15 November 16 December 15
Early Action I November 1 December 7 May 1
Early Action II December 1 December 16 May 1
Regular Application January 15 Rolling May 1

Early Decision candidates may be offered admission, denied admission, or held for additional information (e.g. 7th semester grades, new ACT or SAT scores, admissions interview).

Admissions Office Procedures

Although we have listed our requirements and recommendations, we guarantee that each applicant’s completed application will be read and reviewed on an individual basis. The following items in the application file are listed in their order of importance when being reviewed by the Admissions Committee: course selection, grades, class rank, SAT/ACT scores, recommendations, written essay, and extracurricular and community activities.

A student will not be offered admission to Wabash unless it can be reasonably predicted that he can succeed at Wabash and that Wabash, in turn, can meet the student’s particular needs. We feel obligated to ensure, as much as it is possible, that our students have a successful and fulfilling education at Wabash.

Readmission

Any student who previously attended Wabash College and did not enroll the following semester must contact the Dean of Students in writing to request re-admittance. For further information, write to studentdean@wabash.edu or call (765) 361-6480.

Part-Time/Non-Degree Students

Anyone wishing to take a class without being enrolled as a full-time student must contact the Registrar at registrar@wabash.edu or call (765) 361-6245.