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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A special office is dedicated to ensuring international students success at WashU with a variety of resources just for you.

Office of International Students and Scholars

The OISS has so many resources to explore with dedicated staff to help you along as you live and learn in the U.S.

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Exchange Experience

Whether they join us for a semester or an academic year, the Exchange Experience provides students with unique experiences to connect with WashU and St. Louis.

First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience immerses students into the WashU and St. Louis communities through Bear Beginnings, first-year traditions, and faculty connections.

Programs and Resources for First Year Students

First year students have a home base at the office Student Transitions & Family Programs. Check out everything that's waiting for you!

Sophomore Experience

The semester-long Sophomore Experience is designed to help students transition into their second year of college through academic workshops, career exploration, and excursions into St. Louis.

Transfer Experience

The Transfer Experience starts with Bear Beginnings and continues throughout transfer students’ first years at WashU to welcome them to WashU and St. Louis.

WUSA Peer Mentor Program

WUSAs are upperclass student leaders who assist new students with their transition to WashU.

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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.