New and Incoming Students: welcome to Washington University in St. Louis and to the United States!
You are an important part of the WashU community, and we are proud of the diversity that you help us to create.
Here are some resources and forms that new international students may find helpful:
- Obtaining a Visa
- Planning for Arrival in the U.S.
- After Arrival in the U.S.
- Orientation Programs for New International Students
In addition, new international students will need to complete the following forms:
Contact Undergraduate Admissions for appropriate documentation.
Select the appropriate Declaration and Certification of Finances (DCOF) for your length of study.
- One Semester Program
- One Year Program (2 Semesters)
- One and a Half Year Program (3 Semesters)
- Two Year Program
- Three Year Program
- Four Year Program
New Student Status Forms
New Undergraduate students
New undergraduate students who are in the U.S. at the time of admission are required to complete the New Undergraduate Student Status Form form before the OISS will issue an I-20 or DS-2019.
New Graduate students
All new graduate students are required to complete the New Graduate Student Status Form form before the OISS will issue an I-20 or DS-2019.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions for the appropriate transfer form.
A transfer form is not needed by WashU, instead we ask you complete the New Graduate Student Status Form. However, if your current university wants a form to complete before they will release your SEVIS record, you can provide this Transfer In form.