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Washington College

Chestertown, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

Washington College Admissions

Washington College is moderately difficult to get into. The college admitted 75% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,554 students applied to Washington College and 1,908 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Washington College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/15 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 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31%
Mean SAT Score 1270
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 29%
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
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 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.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Washington College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Washington College is 98%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 75%. In 2022, Washington College admitted 64 of the 65 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept 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 Does Washington College Look For in an Applicant?

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 in the admissions process. When creating 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Washington College

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

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

Washington College Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
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, 42% submitted a class rank. At Washington College 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 86% 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 38.1%
3.75 and 3.99 22.9%
3.50 and 3.74 13.9%
3.25 and 3.49 10.4%
3.00 and 3.24 8.2%
2.50 and 2.9 4.8%
2.00 and 2.49 1.3%

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

In 2022, 29% 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 1200 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Washington College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Washington College student is 1270.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Washington College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Washington College students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

To be most competitive at Washington College, you should strive to earn between 25 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Washington College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

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

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:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Washington College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Washington College?

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

Does Washington College accept transfer credits?

✅ Washington College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Washington College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Washington College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Washington College's acceptance rate?

✅ Washington College's acceptance rate is 75%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Washington College?

✅ Washington College's early decision acceptance rate was 98% in 2021.

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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 75%. This means that the institution accepts 74 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

1200 - 1370


Math SAT Range

570 - 680


Reading SAT Range

620 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1370 and Above


1200 to 1370


1200 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Washington College students is 1270. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Washington College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Washington College.

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 3.69. 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 © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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