Washington and Lee University application deadlines and supplementary essay prompts

Fall 2015

First Year

  • Early Decision - 11/01/2014
  • Early Decision II - 01/01/2015
  • Regular Decision - 01/01/2015

All items on Washington and Lee's Writing Supplement are optional. However, applicants who wish to be considered for W&L's merit-based aid must submit a Johnson Scholarship Application essay. Please see the additional instructions below.

Please elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (250 words maximum)

Please elaborate on how you have familiarized yourself with Washington and Lee University and what led to your decision to apply. (250 words maximum)

 Respond to one of the essay prompts below and submit your completed writing supplement by December 1, 2014.

''To Promote literature in this rising empire and to encourage the arts, have ever been amongst the warmest wishes of my heart.'' (George Washington, 1798, first president of the United States and first major benefactor of Washington and Lee University). What do you value enough to promote to a wider audience? Why is it important to you? OR: Describe a work of art that has influenced you, and discuss the impact it has had on you.

Please enter your Johnson Scholarship essay below (1,000 word maximum).

Please enter your Weinstein Scholarship statement below (350 word maximum).