There are no formal requirements for admission to undergraduate certificates for US citizens or permanent residents. Students should speak with an academic advisor regarding their preparation for specific certificates or courses.

Admission Timeline

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • Fall 2024: August 5, 2024
  • Spring 2025: November 15, 2024
  • Summer 2025: April 15, 2025

Completed Application Form

The online application is available online here. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed.

Statement of Admissions Conduct

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an integral part of its mission, the promotion of learning.  To achieve this goal, the university relies on each community member’s ethical behavior, honesty, integrity and good judgment.  Each community member should demonstrate respect for the rights of others.  Each community member is accountable for his/her actions.  Therefore, an offer of admission and a student’s enrollment at the university are contingent upon the accurate and complete representation of information within the application for admission, as well as successful completion of their current studies.  Applicants are obligated to notify the university of any changes in the information provided or responses submitted as part of their application.  Washington University in St. Louis reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission or revoke a student’s enrollment at any time if we receive information that, in our sole judgment and discretion, indicates that the information provided in the application is inaccurate or misleading or if new information leads the university to determine that a student is no longer a positive presence for study or participation in our community.

Changes to the English Language Proficiency Requirements (2022–23)
Effective March 23, 2022, if an applicant is unable to take the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS, they may document their efforts to take the tests, email and request the Duolingo, TOEFL ITP Plus for China, or TOEFL iBT Home Edition as exceptions. 

US Citizenship or Eligible Noncitizen

This program is offered either mostly or fully online. Students entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 Visa must enroll in a program full time. F-1 students are only permitted to enroll in one online course per semester and J-1 students may only enroll in non-credit online courses that do not count toward their degree program. The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) cannot guarantee face-to-face enrollment options each semester of full time enrollment, therefore cannot issue an I-20 or DS 2019 to F-1 and J-1 students for this program. If you are an F-1 or J-1 student and wish to enroll in a CAPS program while here on a Visa, please contact our recruitment team to discuss your options for face-to-face program enrollment. F-1 and J-1 students should not enroll in online courses or programs without first consulting the university’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).