Student Success

Being the Best Student You Can Be

Students have different goals and different objectives for their WashU career, and the school is committed to helping each student reach their personal benchmarks. Explore resources, study opportunities outside the classroom, and academic jobs to be the best you can.

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Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement

SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.

After U.S. Arrival for International Students

After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.

ASK AN ADVISOR: I heard OPT is Changing. How will this affect my OPT?

This past September, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), issued new guidance on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

ASK AN ADVISOR: Passport, check. Visa, check. What else do I need for travel?

Along with having a valid passport, with at least 6 months left on it and a valid F-1 entry visa, you must have a recent travel signature from one of your OISS advisors on page 2 of your I-20.

ASK AN ADVISOR: Who Can I Talk to When I am Feeling Stressed?

Question: I’ve been in the US for over a year, but I’m still having difficulty adjusting. The stress from my classes is too much and I feel like an outsider, constantly alone. Is there anyone I can talk to about this?

ASK AN ADVISOR: Why does OISS keep telling me to print out my I-94 after I travel?

Your I-94 is an important part of your immigration record and changes each time you travel outside the U.S.

Campus Involvement for International Graduate Students

Get resources for promoting health among international graduate students at WashU.

Certification of Student Status Letter Request for International Students

Complete this form to request a letter to verify your student status.

Associated Departments

  • Office for International Students and Scholars

    The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.

  • Residential Life

    We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.

  • WashU Cares

    WashU Cares assists the university in handling situations involving the safety and well-being of Danforth Campus students.

  • Office of Scholar Programs

    The Office of Scholar Programs houses the staff and scholars of the university’s premiere, merit-based scholar programs.