The Alumni and Parents Admission Program (APAP) is a group of Washington University alumni and parents who assist with the undergraduate admissions process. APAP members help the university recruit, interview (alumni only), enroll, and welcome talented students. The program also enables alumni and parents to make connections with one another in cities all over the world. 

As an APAP volunteer, you will:

  • ​Help raise the profile of the university by advocating for WashU and encouraging admitted students to enroll​.
  • ​Stay up-to-date on exciting university developments and undergraduate admissions efforts.
  • ​Receive invitations to receptions with alumni, parents of current students, and admitted and enrolling students and their families. ​
  • ​Network with alumni and parents all over the world.

Contact Us

Join the Alumni and Parents Admission Program today!

Be sure to review the volunteer eligibility requirements. After we receive your interest form, we’ll send you emails about volunteer opportunities in your area. You can choose your level of participation based on your interest and availability.

Already an APAP member?

We have lots of volunteer resources and information to help you in your role.

Note: In order to volunteer with APAP, you will need a WUSTL key and password. If you need help retrieving or setting up your WUSTL key, please email APAP.

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Volunteer opportunities

Fall: Alumni volunteers interview prospective students​.
Spring: Encourage admitted students to enroll.
Spring/Summer: Host or attend receptions for admitted and enrolling students.​
Year-round: Staff college fairs and serve as an ambassador for WashU.

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Alumni volunteers

Undergraduate alumni volunteers assist the Undergraduate Admissions Office by interviewing students who have applied to Washington University. Interview reports from members provide the Admissions Committee with important information about a student that may not be evident in their application.

In addition to interviewing prospective students, alumni APAP members may represent the university at college fairs in their communities, host and attend receptions for admitted and enrolling students, and help spread the word about WashU.

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Parent volunteers

Parents of current students are in a special position to share their perspectives on their undergraduate student’s experiences and the value of a Washington University education.

Parents can also represent Washington University at college fairs, serve as greeters during Interview Days, host and attend receptions for prospective and enrolling families, and contact parents of enrolling students to welcome them to WashU.  ​

APAP has 70+ committees, and each committee is led by one or more alumni chairs. If we do not have a committee in your area, you can still participate through one of our regional committees.

APAP Endowed Scholarship Fund

Sally Silvers, AB ’69, a former National APAP Chair, leadership team member, and chair of the Mid-Missouri APAP Committee, and her late husband Robert Silvers, AB ’66, announced a $50,000 challenge in 2001 to establish the first APAP endowed scholarship fund in honor of Sally’s parents, Myra T. and Leroy Kopolow.

After APAP members met the challenge, Sally and Robert Silvers pledged an additional $25,000, with the goal of increasing the endowment to $200,000.

The APAP Endowed Scholarship provides annual scholarship support for students who have been interviewed through APAP and receive a high interview rating, show academic and extracurricular promise, and demonstrate significant financial need not met from other sources. The fund currently supports two scholars each year.

The APAP Endowed Scholarship provides resources for student support in perpetuity. Your gift of any amount will bolster the university’s ability to admit outstanding students who otherwise could not attend. If you would like more information, please contact APAP at (314 or 800) 935-4826.