Admissions & Financial Aid Requirements
Secondary School Preparation
Each applicant is expected to have earned a secondary school diploma from a school approved by a state or regional accrediting agency or to have successfully completed the GED (General Education Development) exam before enrolling at the college. Listed below are the minimum recommended high school courses which should be completed:
- 4 years of English
- 3-4 years of mathematics (including advanced algebra). Those majoring in mathematics or science in college should complete four years of high school mathematics.
- 2 years of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, or physics)
- 2 years of one foreign language
2 years of social studies
Admission may be possible without all of the recommended courses; however, the applicant will not be eligible for certain merit scholarships without these prerequisites.
A satisfactory class rank, SAT/ACT scores, and school recommendations are also expected.
Submit a completed application for admission.
There are several different ways to submit your application. Preference will not be given to applications submitted any particular way. Perhaps the quickest and easiest way to submit your application is via our online application for admission or the Common Application. If you chose to complete the Common Application, you must also complete and submit our supplement along with your application. Printed applications are available upon request from the Admissions Office. Please write or call the Admissions Office at: Wabash College Admissions Office P.O. Box 352 Crawfordsville, IN 47933 Phone: 800-345-5385, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application - Part One Checklist
- Introductory Information
- Extracurricular Activities
- Date of SAT/ACT exam
- Application fee ($40.00) or signature of an Alumnus
Application - Part Two Checklist
- Personal/Family Data
- Background Information
- Written Statement
High School Report
Deliver this document to your guidance counselor and ask them to return it to the Wabash Admissions Office with his/her written recommendation and an official high school transcript containing all courses, grades, and class rank through at least the sixth semester. In some instances, a transcript containing seventh semester grades may be required before an admission decision can be made.
Download a copy of the High School Report.
Application – High School Report Checklist
- Academic Information
- Students Evaluation
- Written Recommendation
Register to take either the SAT or ACT
You should take either exam before the end of November of your senior year and have the results/scores sent directly to Wabash. Wabash's SAT code # is 1895. Our ACT code # is 1260. High school guidance offices should have the registration materials. For students who have already taken one or more of these tests, Wabash will accept the scores if they appear on a student's official high school transcript. SAT II subject tests are not required.
Schedule an official Campus Visit.
If you have not made a campus visit, we encourage you to do so. It is not required to be accepted for admission to Wabash, but a visit will give you the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities available at the college. Go to the Visit Wabash page for details.
Meet with a Wabash College Admissions Counselor.
Admissions Counselors complete an extensive travel circuit from September through November including visiting over 650 high schools, 100 college fairs, and several home visits and personal interviews. Although it is not a requirement for admission to Wabash, meeting with an admissions counselor will allow you to have your questions answered by an admission professional and will help you determine whether Wabash is the right school for you. Contact the admissions counselor responsible for working with students from your geographic area now. Be sure to include your name, home address, and phone number.
Review of Applications
Although we have listed our requirements and recommendations above, we guarantee that each applicant's completed application will be read and reviewed on an individual basis. The following items in the application file are listed in their order of importance when being reviewed by the Admissions Committee: course selection, grades, class rank, SAT/ACT scores, recommendations, written essay, and extracurricular and community activities.
A student will not be offered admission to Wabash unless it can be reasonably predicted that he can succeed at Wabash and that Wabash, in turn, can meet the student's particular needs. We feel obligated to ensure, as much as it is possible, that our students have a successful and fulfilling education at Wabash.