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.  

Spring parent volunteer opportunities

Spring is when we can most utilize the help of our APAP parent members as we encourage admitted students to choose WashU and welcome families to the university community. Parent chairs John and Gwen Litchmann, update us on opportunities for parent members in the coming months. Parent volunteers, please be sure to indicate your interest […]


All Interview Report Forms should be completed and submitted by now. If you still have any outstanding interviews, please email us to let us know the status.   APAP volunteers reached out to over 3,900 students to offer interviews this season. Personalizing the admissions process in this way did not go unnoticed by applicants, who provided feedback like […]

WashU extends test optional policy

The Admissions Office recently announced that WashU has extended our test optional policy for applicants who will enter in Fall 2023 and Fall 2024.  This means that first-year and transfer applicants will have a choice about whether to submit standardized test scores or use the waiver.