The Alumni and Parents Admission Program (APAP) is a group of Washington University undergraduate alumni and parents of current undergraduates 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.
APAP turns 30 this year!
We celebrate three decades of recruiting, interviewing, enrolling and welcoming students from around the world.
Join APAP today!
Be sure to review our volunteer eligibility requirements. After you submit your interest form, we’ll send you emails about volunteer opportunities in your area. Choose your level of participation based on your interest and availability.
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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.
Learn more about WashU’s Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), a required second layer of security to your WUSTL key account.
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.
Undergraduate alumni volunteers assist the Office of Admissions by interviewing undergraduate 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, host and attend receptions for admitted and enrolling students, and help spread the word about WashU.
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 may still participate through a regional committee.
Sally Silvers, AB ’69, former National APAP Chair, and her late husband Robert Silvers, AB ’66, established the first APAP endowed scholarship fund in 2001 in honor of Sally’s parents, Myra T. and Leroy Kopolow.
The APAP Endowed Scholarship provides support for two students annually who interviewed with APAP and received a high interview rating, show academic and extracurricular promise, and demonstrate significant unmet financial need. As an endowed fund, the APAP scholarship will provide student support in perpetuity. Your gift of any amount will bolster the university’s ability to admit and enroll outstanding students with financial need. If you would like more information, please contact APAP at (314 or 800) 935-4826.