We know that Washington and Lee is one college among the myriad you encourage your students to consider, so we do not take your engagement with us lightly. We wish to affirm our shared professional values: helping students access and afford a college education.
School Counselor Resources
We work closely with school counselors to support student college applications. To make this process as easy as possible, we've assembled resources you may find helpful. You may also complete the below form to ask questions of our staff and to add yourself and your school to our list of partners.
Connect with W&L
We appreciate the opportunity to build relationships with school counselors and we welcome communication at any point in our admissions cycle. We consider such communication to serve a dual purpose: a school counselor can provide updates and contextualizing information for the admissions committee to consider, while admissions officers can share W&L program information, admissions and class profile data to support counselors’ ongoing work with students and families. We look forward to hearing from you.
In-Person Campus Visit
Virtual Visit Opportunities
Student Fly-In Programs
The Johnson Scholarship
Applying to W&L
W&L is test-optional for first-year undergraduate applicants to the Class of 2028 and will continue to be test-optional for first-year applicants during the 2023-24 application cycle. For more information, please read our page on standardized testing.
We are looking for an exceptional group of 460 - 470 students who are curious, passionate about learning and will enliven our classrooms, who will excel on the playing fields and in the arts, who will produce high quality newspapers and magazines and who will participate in the 100+ clubs and student organizations on our campus.
Information for Counselors
We are pleased to host a bi-yearly program for school and community-based organization counselors to provide an introduction to our distinctive community. Typically held in late fall, the three-day program allows counselors to experience our tight-knit campus and personalized education, meet current students and support staff, explore the town of Lexington and engage one another in the issues that unite our collective work. Please email our main firstname.lastname@example.org address to be added to the mailing list for future programs.
We are honored to be partnered with national and regional college access organizations and initiatives. Learn more about the organizations we partner with.
Counselors who create a slate.org account are able to monitor their student's applications through W&L's admissions process. You'll be able to see your students' application status, missing or required items, and upload materials (such as letters of recommendations or test scores)