Washington and Lee University

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank W&L

If you are a Finalist who ranked W&L, your National College Match application will be sent to W&L, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

W&L Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to W&L on October 19, and W&L may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, W&L will then email you instructions to log in and activate your W&L applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to W&L.

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Official Transcript(s)

School counselors should mail, email or fax official transcripts to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below).

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W&L QuestBridge Supplement

Available in your W&L applicant portal.

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(Optional) Test Scores  
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 5887
ACT code: 4430

W&L offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about W&L’s test-optional policy. Students who rank W&L can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in W&L’s review of their application in their applicant portals

For students who would like to submit test scores, W&L accepts official scores, self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through school counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at W&L and who requested that their self-reported scores be considered for admission. 

For instructions on submitting self-reported or official scores, please read W&L's standardized testing policy

TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test or Cambridge English assessments are strongly recommended when English is not a student’s first language or the language of instruction in their school for four or more years. 

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2022-2023 FAFSA 

FAFSA code: 003768
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only. Undocumented and DACA-eligible students are not required to submit the FAFSA.

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2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 5887
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Early Decision" as your admission application type. 

If your parents are divorced ,separated, or unmarried: 

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial Profile using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS Profile.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.

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2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Your and your parents’ federal tax returns, including all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. 

If your parents are divorced, separated or unmarried, your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2020 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms, and other earnings statements. 

All federal tax returns and forms should be uploaded directly to the W&L applicant portal. Please note: W&L does not participate in IDOC and cannot access documents submitted through the IDOC system.

Students and parents who are not required to file a 2020 federal tax return should submit the W&L Non-Tax Filer Statement. 

Options following the Match

Early Decision and Johnson Scholarship

Finalists who do not match may move their QuestBridge application to Early Decision 1 or 2. Those wishing to move their application to W&L’s Early Decision 1 round must email questbridge@wlu.edu with the subject line "QuestBridge Finalist Early Decision Request" and complete an Early Decision Agreement Form immediately after Match Day. Those wishing to move their application to W&L’s Early Decision 2 round must follow the above steps by January 1.

All QuestBridge Finalists are automatically considered for the Johnson Scholarship but are encouraged to complete the additional Johnson Scholarship Essay. The Johnson Scholarship Essay may be submitted through the W&L applicant portal, which will be accessible to you after W&L has received your QuestBridge application. Further instructions for the applicant web portal can be found here.  

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank W&L for the Match but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit an updated transcript, any relevant application updates, and the W&L QuestBridge Supplement. Finalists whose applications are moved into Regular Decision are automatically considered for the Johnson Scholarship but they are encouraged to complete the additional Johnson Scholarship Essay.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select W&L on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to W&L (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your W&L Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to W&L on December 15 and W&L may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the W&L applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to W&L. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required admission and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to W&L as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked W&L and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank W&L

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcripts

Updated transcripts should include first semester/trimester senior year grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 5887
ACT code: 4430

Only if new scores to report. Read about W&L's standardized testing policy

 

Read about W&L's standardized testing policy

W&L QuestBridge Supplement

Available in the W&L applicant portal

 

 

Johnson Scholarship Essay (Optional)

Available in the W&L applicant portal 

All QuestBridge Finalists are automatically considered for the Johnson Scholarship but are encouraged to complete the additional Johnson Scholarship essay.

 

 

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked W&L and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank W&L

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003768
Available: Oct. 1

Check your W&L applicant portal to ensure that you have already submitted all required financial aid documents.

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 5887
Available: Oct. 1

 Check your W&L applicant portal to ensure that you have already submitted all required financial aid documents.

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Check your W&L applicant portal to ensure that you have already submitted all required financial aid documents. 

Families that are not required to file a 2020 Federal Tax Return should submit the W&L Non-Tax Filer Statement.

Contact Information 

W&L Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Julia Littlefield, Associate Director of Admissions
QuestBridge Application Coordinator
Phone: (540) 458-8710
Email: questbridge@wlu.edu 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

School counselors should mail, email, or fax official transcripts to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Washington and Lee University
204 W. Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
Email: questbridge@wlu.edu 
Fax: (540) 458-8062

Please upload financial aid documents through the W&L applicant portal. W&L does not accept financial documents via email and W&L does not participate in IDOC.