Application Checklist

The following supplements are required to submit your application:

Application fee ($75)

  • Fees are payable by credit card or electronic-check issued from a United States banking institution.
  • Application fee waiver may be requested by domestic applicants with financial need.
    Download Application Fee Waiver Form (Word).

Unofficial copies of all transcripts

  • Transcripts must list the applicant’s name, name of the institution, and all grades received, in English.
  • Include full academic history – undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Three letters of recommendation

  • Input recommendation providers' names and email addresses. Recommendation providers are automatically sent an email requesting a recommendation.
  • Paper and email recommendations will not be accepted.
  • The recommendations must be posted by the published deadline for final application submission.

Statement of Purpose & resume/CV

  • The Statement of Purpose should be a brief document explaining your goals and ambitions.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae is to be uploaded in the section immediately following the Statement of Purpose.

GRE scores

  • GRE scores are required for all PhD and full-time Master’s applicants.**
  • GRE scores are not required for applicants to part-time Master’s or the Bachelor’s/Master’s programs.
  • Applicants must report their official GRE scores via ETS to the WashU School Code 6929.
  • **Fall 2021 UPDATE: As COVID-19 is making it difficult for some students to be able to safely take the GRE General test, many programs have decided to make this optional for Fall 2021 applicants. Please refer to the chart below for individual program requirements. While this will be optional students are still encouraged to submit their GRE scores if they have already taken the test (even if it is some time ago) or can take it safely by our application deadline, as it gives us additional information when evaluating their application.

    PhD in Computational and Data Sciences GRE Required
    All other PhD programs GRE Optional for Fall 2021
    Full Time Master's programs GRE Optional for Fall 2021
    Part Time Master's programs GRE Not Required

English proficiency testing

  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores required for all international applicants. See waiver eligibility requirements below.
  • Due to test site closures as well as personal health and safety concerns, at this time we will also accept the TOEFL iBT Home Edition or the TOEFL ITP Plus for China.
  • Official score reports are only available for scores that are less than two years old. We do not accept expired scores.
  • We recommend a minimum TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Applicants must report their official TOEFL scores via ETS to the WashU School Code 6929.
  • We only accept paper copies of the official IELTS score report sent to our institution; electronic copies are not accepted.

The address is:
WashU McKelvey School of Engineering
Attention: Graduate Admissions
Lopata Hall, Suite 203
1 Brookings Drive, CB 1220
St. Louis, MO 63130

Waiver eligibility

The English proficiency testing requirement may be waived for applicants who meet any of the below criteria:
  • Is a citizen of Australia, Cameroon, Commonwealth Caribbean nations, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.
  • Has completed a minimum of three years of documented study in a university-level academic program in the United States or one of the countries listed above.
  • Has completed a minimum of three years of documented study in an English-medium academic program in Canada, Hong Kong, or South Africa.
  • Based on the evaluation of your application package, we retain the right to require English testing upon arrival and you may be required to take additional English classes. If you are recommended to take English classes, the cost of the courses will be your responsibility.