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Spring Term

Imagine that you could take one unique course for four weeks, exploring a topic in depth with one of the world's leading experts, working intensely alongside your fellow students and your professor. That's the essence of the W&L Spring Term.

In Action People and Programs

These courses were set up with the "dream class" concept in mind: we asked the faculty, "if you could teach the course of your dreams, what would it be?" The courses that have been created are remarkable examples of creative and expansive teaching, many of which are designed to take our students off campus and study the subject matter on-site: the Science of Cooking in Italy - the Freedom Rides throughout the Civil Rights South - African Economic Development in Ghana - Intelligence in Practice in Washington, D.C. - the Geology of Greece - and many, many more. Our goal is for students to exclaim after taking a spring term course, "this course changed my life."

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At a Glance Facts and Figures

W&L received $796 thousand in grant funds to support the development of new programs and projects in international education.
W&L offers 15-20 Spring Term Abroad courses offered annually.
Last year, students studied, interned, did research or volunteered in 45 different countries.
Over 60% of the class of 2013 participated in an international experience during their four years at W&L.
W&L broke ground on the $13.5 million Center for Global Learning in 2014.
W&L students hail from 38 countries.

Visit, Interview, Apply See Yourself Here

Ready to learn more? Come visit us in Lexington for a campus tour and class visit, or connect with one of our admissions counselors in a city near you. We look forward to meeting you.

Visit Tours and Interviews

Step One:

Schedule your visit with a campus tour and/or info session online.

Step Two:

Call our office to schedule your interview and/or class visit (for high school seniors only). We will coordinate your interview and class visit with your already scheduled visit. (540) 458-8710.

Can't make it to Lexington?

There are various ways in which you can still connect with Washington and Lee University and the Office of Admissions:

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Apply Quick Guide

  • Early Decision is a binding commitment; enrollment is required if you are accepted.
    • ED-1: Nov. 1
    • ED-2: Jan. 1
  • Regular Decision is for students who want to maximize options.
    • Deadline: Jan. 1
  • Johnson Scholarship (additional essay required, instructions on the W&L Writing Supplement to the Common Application.)
    • Deadline: Dec. 1
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Financial Aid and Scholarships

We seek to ensure that the cost of attending W&L does not prevent outstanding students from choosing to enroll. A generous need-based aid program and merit-based scholarships can make that investment more manageable than you may think. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

The Johnson Scholarship Program awards over 40 full tuition, room and board scholarships annually. Read More

Admitted students who meet financial aid deadlines and are found to have need will have their full need met with grant funds and a work-study job -- no loans.

The W&L Promise guarantees free tuition to any undergraduate student admitted to Washington and Lee with a family income below $75,000. Learn More

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Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.