APAP alumni volunteers help the university get to know applicants by name and story while serving as WashU ambassadors in their communities. They can help in the following ways: 


staff College fairs

High school students and their families learn more about prospective colleges and universities by attending college fairs in their hometowns—typically hosted at local high schools on evenings and weekends. Students can collect brochures, ask questions, and join mailing lists.

WashU is invited to hundreds of college fairs each year, but we are unable to send admissions officers to all of them. Instead, we rely on our APAP volunteers to represent the university at these events.

All volunteers receive emails from the APAP office about staffing college fairs in their area. If you’d like to participate, simply reply to let us know! We’ll follow up with all the information you’ll need, such as our Admissions Information Guide (PDF). For more information, contact Angela Foley at 314-935-8011.

Recruit students

Encourage high school students in your area to take a close look at WashU by assisting at information sessions and other targeted events, as well as sharing your own WashU experiences with prospective students.

serve as a resource for International students

International APAP alumni volunteers (and parents) serve as resources for admitted international students and their parents by sharing their contact information on the International Resource List. We encourage parents of admitted international students to call or email a current parent in their area with questions.

host and attend Events

APAP hosts several events throughout the year for prospective, admitted, and enrolling students. Our APAP volunteers are essential to the success of these events. Visit APAP Events for more information.

Staffing a fair is a great way to interact with prospective students and encourage them to consider applying to WashU.

Students lounging in grass in front of Danforth building
Members of APAP program at an event

If you would like to participate in any of these activities, please sign up to join APAP! If you’re already a member, please login to the APAP Volunteer Portal and select “Edit Activities” or contact APAP.