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WashU love stories: Six campus crushes that turned into lifelong love

By Constance Gibbs and Matt Hampton | Feb. 14, 2024 “Matchmaking” isn’t one of WashU’s official programs, but there’s just something about this place that can bring two soulmates together. Look no further than our alumni for proof! After the overwhelming response to last year’s true-love tales, we’re sharing even more “how we met” stories […]

February 2024 APAP Chair Update

Thank you for a great start to 2024!  We had 29 APAP Interview Days in January and have been receiving many interview report forms from interviewers.      Interviews  4,209 interview reports have been submitted as of today, and 868 APAP alumni volunteers conducted one or more interviews this season.  The deadline for interviewers to submit […]

Welcome from APAP parent chairs

The call that changed it all Fall has arrived and as many of us are preparing for the cold weather, several students around the globe are dreaming of making WashU their academic home. At WashU, you are never alone in the admissions process and our family is living proof of how this unique operation initiated […]

Spread the word, share the love!

Thanks for spreading the word about Black Alumni Weekend at WashU on social media. With your help, we’ll reach as many friends as possible, so they can join us for the amazing weekend we have planned, October 13-15, 2023. Below are a few images and example posts and tweets to get you started. If you […]

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Washington University celebrates 170 years of educating in St. Louis

In 1853, merchant and state senator Wayman Crow and his pastor, William Greenleaf Eliot Jr., founded Eliot Seminary, which we now know as Washington University in St. Louis. During the 1840s and 50s, waves of immigrants came to St. Louis, boosting the population of the young city. With the newcomers came a need for industrial training […]

Spring volunteer opportunities for APAP parents

2023 is well underway, and we are heading into the time of the year when we most rely on our enthusiastic cadre of APAP parent volunteers. The active involvement of APAP parent volunteers is critical during this season—first in encouraging admitted students to choose Wash U and then once they do commit to WashU, to […]

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 […]

APAP parents: Spring volunteer opportunities

This spring brings renewed hope that the pandemic will be receding into our collective past. As we enter this hopeful period of rejuvenation, we also enter the season of admissions decisions. It is at this time of the year that we particularly rely on our enthusiastic cadre of APAP parent volunteers. The watchword will be […]

Interview tips

About 40% of our interviewing volunteers have not logged in to the Volunteer Portal. If you are one of these volunteers, that means that you are not able to accept and decline interviews. We need you during this busiest time of the interview season! Please log in to the Portal if you have not already done […]