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English Language Placement Testing

WashU schools offer placement testing to determine whether their new international students would benefit from English language support.

English Language Support for Academic and Professional Communication

Courses to help you enhance your English language skills for academic and professional communication are offered throughout the university.

English Placement Test Score Descriptions Through SP2019

The results of all English proficiency exams administered by the ELP are posted to the “Scores” section of a student’s internal record in SIS/WebSTAC.

English Proficiency Certification for Visa Purposes

This information is intended to assist admitting departments with questions surrounding certification of English proficiency.

Everyday Living

Get tips about banking, restaurants and other parts of daily life in the St. Louis area.

F-1 Application for a Reduced Course Load

Depending on your situation, it is possible to reduce your course load for your last semester on campus.

F-1 STEM OPT Extension Sponsored by WashU

Learn about the 24-month STEM OPT Extension for for F-1 international students with STEM degrees working on their 12-months post-completion OPT.

F-1 Student Employment & Training

The types of employment for which F-1 students may be eligible depend on each student’s individual circumstances.

Fall 2020 ICE Guidance for F-1 Students

Find out about SEVP exceptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fighting Racism and Discrimination FAQ

OISS responds to concerns we have heard from international students and scholars and encourages everyone to engage in the conversation about racial justice.

Filing U.S. Taxes

OISS has partnered with Sprintax Tax Preparation for filing non-resident U.S. Income Tax returns.

Financial Aid for International Students

The Office for International Students and Scholars processes financial aid applications for current undergraduate international students.

First Year International (FYI) Orientation Leader Application Process

Application due date: January 24, 2020. In late January or early February, applicants will be scheduled for a 15-20 minute interview. All FYI International Orientation Leaders will be chosen by […]

Foreign National Information System Instructions

A key part of the foreign national payroll process is submitting data via the secure Foreign National Information System (FNIS) website.