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

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 […]

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 […]

Reflections on APAP interview reports

It’s hard to believe that we just released the decisions for the Class of 2026!  Thank you for all of your help with interviews as we continue to shift how we engage with prospective WashU student Let’s start with an important message: We love reading APAP interview reports!  Your thoughtfulness in these write-ups reflects your […]

Meet Mia, APAP’s new staff member

We are excited to introduce you to Mia Campbell, coordinator of events and volunteers.  Mia will be working closely with both alumni and parent volunteers in her new role.