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Colleges / Washington College

Washington College

Chestertown, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

Washington College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Washington College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Washington College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Washington College's admissions stats.

Washington College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 74%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 8%
Waitlist No

Washington College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Washington College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II Yes December 15 January 15
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15

Considering Applying Early to Washington College?

Washington College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due December 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before January 15.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Washington College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➑️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Washington College Admissions

Transferring to Washington College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Washington College

Washington College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Washington College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Washington College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Washington College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Interview Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Washington College for more information on admission factors.

Washington College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Washington College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Washington College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview √ √
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement √
Transcript of High School Record √

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Washington College?

Students admitted to Washington College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Washington College 74% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Washington College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 33.6%
3.75 and 3.99 18.3%
3.50 and 3.74 20.6%
3.25 and 3.49 11.1%
3.00 and 3.24 8.4%
2.50 and 2.9 6.1%
2.00 and 2.49 1.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Washington College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Washington College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Washington College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 25% of Washington College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Washington College?

To be competitive with other Washington College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Washington College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Washington College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 588 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Washington College students scored 693 or higher, and 75% scored a 588 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Washington College?

To be most competitive at Washington College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Washington College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Washington College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Washington College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Washington College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Washington College during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Spring Term

Washington College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Washington College?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Washington College.

Does Washington College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Washington College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Washington College accepts:

β€’ CLEP subject tests

Does Washington College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… Washington College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Washington College?

❌ No, Washington College is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Washington College's acceptance rate?

βœ… Washington College has an acceptance rate of 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Washington College?

βœ… Washington College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

Want To Learn More About Washington College?

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Washington College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Washington College? Washington College is a somewhat selective institution. The Washington College acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Washington College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Washington College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Washington College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Washington College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1350


Math SAT Range

580 - 660


Reading SAT Range

588 - 693

Washington College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Washington College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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