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University College is the professional and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences. The division offers a wide range of courses, including online formats, in a variety of academic departments and interdisciplinary and professional areas of study. Part-time and full-time study in undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs, and certificate programs are available. University College also operates the Summer School for both day and evening students, including a range of credit programs and noncredit institutes for high school and middle school students. University College provides career workshops for adult learners, and it is home to the Lifelong Learning Institute for senior citizens. University College sponsors special lecture series such as the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Saturday Lecture Series and Science Saturdays, co-sponsored with the Department of Physics. For more information, visit the University College website.

Undergraduate Study

University College awards Associate in Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in a wide range of academic subjects and interdisciplinary areas of study. Students also may select courses from many other academic departments and programs at Washington University that do not offer majors or programs of study in University College. Undergraduate certificate programs for professional and personal development are also available. Please visit the University College website or call 314-935-6700 for more detailed information, requirements, and policies concerning specific undergraduate degree and certificate programs.

Admission

The admissions policies and procedures of University College reflect the special circumstances of part-time, adult students and vary by academic program. Students seeking admission to an undergraduate degree or certificate program should meet with an academic adviser in University College to discuss goals prior to submitting an application for admission. Formal admission is required of all students seeking an undergraduate degree or certificate in University College.

To be considered for admission, applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and have a minimum 2.7 grade point average in previous college work. Applicants with less than a 2.7 grade point average in previous college work will be asked to provide other evidence of ability to successfully complete college-level course work, which may include taking several courses prior to formal admission.

Admission requirements for the Associate in Arts degree include a high school diploma or its equivalent, and at least 6 units of transferable college-level course work with a minimum grade point average of 2.7 taken at another accredited institution or at least 6 units of course work taken at University College with a minimum grade point average of 2.7.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree include a high school diploma or its equivalent, and at least 6 units of transferable college-level course work with a minimum grade point average of 2.7 taken at another accredited institution or at least 6 units of course work taken at University College with a minimum grade point average of 2.7.

There are no formal admissions requirements for undergraduate certificates. Students should speak with an academic adviser regarding their preparation for specific certificates.

For more detailed information about admission requirements for the Associate in Arts degree, Bachelor of Science degree, and undergraduate certificate programs, including application forms, please visit the University College website; visit University College, located at the Washington University West Campus, 11 N. Jackson Road, Suite 1000 in Clayton, MO 63105 (appointment recommended); or call 314-935-6700.