Application Procedures


  1. Complete the Wabash College Application for Admission by applying through our website: or The Common Application website: The Common Application is acceptable in place of Wabash’s application form, and it will be given equal consideration.
  2. Deliver 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.


Wabash College will practice test optional admission. Applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application for admission. Students who choose not to submit standardized test scores will still be considered for merit-based scholarships. This review will place additional weight on the rigor of the applicant's high school curriculum as well as his performance in his college preparatory courses. All standardized test score submissions will be super scored.


Schedule an official campus visit. 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. A campus visit 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, 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: and all arrangements will be made.


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 November 15 November 30 January 15
Early Action December 1 December 15 May 1
Regular Application January 15 Rolling starting January 31 May 1

Applicants 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 (if applicable), recommendations, 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.


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 or call (765) 361-6480.