October 2022

Interview Updates Most of you have received emails alerting you that you have interviews to assign in the Portal. The emails are sent weekly (on Wednesdays) to chairs who have applicants to assign. These could be new applicants who have matched to the Portal, applicants who were declined by the interviewer assigned, or assignments that […]

October 2022

What’s New in APAP? Welcome to the 2022-23 Alumni and Parents Admission Program (APAP) season! My name is Jason Lewis (BU07, JD13), and I am honored to return as your APAP executive chair for my final term. I have also served as chair for the St. Louis central committee for the past several years. I […]

September 2022

The APAP Volunteer Portal: new and improved We utilize the APAP Volunteer Portal to manage all interview assignments. We have redesigned it this season in order to make assigning interviews easier for you. Please send us any feedback, as we are are continually making improvements.   Students have already started matching in some committees. More information about […]

September 2022

Welcome to APAP’s 2022-23 season of recruiting, interviewing, enrolling, and welcoming talented students from around the world! Thank you for all you will do to help personalize the admissions process for students and their families. As we celebrate our 30th year of APAP, we will be looking back at our three decades and invite you to […]

August 2022

This weekend is Chair Conference 2022 We are so excited to welcome many of you to campus this weekend for Chair Conference! The conference will begin on Friday evening, August 25, and run through the evening of Saturday, August 26.   If you will not be joining us in person, we invite you to participate in […]

Celebrating and coping with admissions decisions

In the admissions world, spring is a time for celebration for many applicants. This year, WashU received over 33,000 applications for a class size of approximately 1,800. The overall admit rate is just about 10%–the lowest in the university’s history. APAP members interviewed a sizable portion of those students (and future WashU alumni!), and I know how […]

Reunions on campus

Reunions will be taking place on campus in April, May, and June for all classes celebrating this year, as well as those who didn’t have the opportunity to reunite in 2021. We are planning lots of ways for you to gather with old friends; see what’s changed on campus and what’s stayed the same; learn from […]

Regular Decision admitted students

and inviting them to get to know us better. We notified students about their admissions decisions last week. If you interviewed a Regular Decision admitted student, you should have received an email inviting you to log in to the Volunteer Portal for additional information. The Admissions Office is planning a wide variety of opportunities–both virtual and […]

College Fairs are back

WashU has been invited to several College Fairs this spring.  College Fairs are information gathering events for high school students to learn more about colleges and universities.  We staff many of them with APAP volunteers.  Any APAP member can staff a fair and no prior experience is necessary.  If you are interested in receiving emails […]

APAP yield efforts are underway

Admitted students will likely have many options of where to spend the next four years.  Our job is to encourage them to choose WashU!  If you interviewed a student who was admitted, please reach out to offer your congratulations.  Parent volunteers who offered to make calls through the Congratulations Calling Program will be receiving their […]