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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Dependents of International Students

A spouse or dependent child of an F-1 is given the status of F-2.

Engineering Co-Op Program for International Students

See information for international engineering students considering a co-op.

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.

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.

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.