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First-Year Applicants

The Johnson Scholarship

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Visit Lexington and see what Washington and Lee has to offer:

Can't make it to Lexington? There are various ways in which you can still connect with Washington and Lee University:

Students who are currently seniors in high school or who have never taken college classes after graduating from high school should apply as first-year students.

An application includes:

  • The Common Application with the W&L Supplement
  • Secondary School Report Form, Counselor Recommendation and Official Transcript
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT - writing scores are not required on either exam, and either version of the SAT satisfies this requirement 
  • Two Teacher recommendations 
  • Optional Johnson Scholarship Application (this is found on the W&L Writing Supplement to the Common Application)
  • Mid Year Grades (when they become available)
  • Final Grades (when they become available)

For international students living outside the US, click here for testing requirements.

Home-schooled students should click here for additional information about W&L's requirements

For more information about what our Admissions Committee looks for in reading applications, click here

Application Materials


You may apply for admission to Washington and Lee University via The Common App:

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Application materials for the Johnson Scholarship Program may be found
in the W&L Supplement to the Common App.

Print versions of these materials may be found on our Dates & Downloads page