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English Proficiency for Exchange Programs

U.S. government regulations that took effect in January 2015 require prospective J-1 students demonstrate English proficiency through “an objective measure.”

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English Proficiency Requirements

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires universities admitting international students to verify that each nonnative English speaking student has sufficient English language proficiency to succeed in the academic program.

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New International Student Visa Request Checklist

Items to complete for international graduate and undergraduate students.

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Other Helpful Resources

More resources for departments.

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SEVIS Fee

All new F-1 Students and J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to pay a SEVIS fee before they apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa or enter the United States in those statuses.

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Student Check-In & Advising

New students must check in with the OISS and provide copies of their immigration documents upon arriving at Washington University in St. Louis.

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WebISS Resources

WebISS is a database maintained by the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) that stores records for all international students and scholars at Washington University in St. Louis.