Accepted Applicants

This section contains information for applicants who have been admitted and have accepted the offer of admission.

Transcripts

Official transcripts must be submitted from your degree granting institutions for all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Graduate School Admissions Office from the issuing institution, or delivered by hand in a stamped, sealed, institutional envelope. If your official transcript does not show receipt of the degree earned you must also send a certificate of graduation (with translation if needed). Transcripts may be mailed to:

Graduate School
Attention: Admissions
1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1187
Cupples II, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63130

If your institution issues electronic transcripts, your institution should send the electronic transcripts to: graduateschool@wustl.edu.

Official Scores

GRE - If your program application requires GRE scores, please have ETS send your official score report to Washington University school code 6929. Official scores are only available for five years.
English Proficiency for International Students – All International applicants are required to submit official English proficiency test scores for immigration. Official scores are only available for two years and should be sent to Washington University upon accepting our offer of admission.

  • TOEFL – TOEFL scores should be sent via ETS to Washington University school code 6929
  • IELTS – IELTS scores must be mailed from the IELTS testing facility to:

    Graduate School
    Attention: Admissions
    1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1187
    Cupples II, Suite 200
    St. Louis, MO 63130

Accepted International Students and the Form I-20

All international students that study in the United States need a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.” After submitting required documentation to the Graduate School, international students will receive a Form I-20 from Washington University in St. Louis.

After accepting an offer of admission, the admissions office will contact you to let you know what materials are needed in order for us to request a Form I-20.

You must also obtain a Form I-20 for any eligible dependents you plan to bring to the United States with you. Please let us know if you plan to bring eligible dependents.

Graduate Student Housing Resources

Washington University does not have specific housing for graduate students; however, we do have University owned housing and an apartment referral service.

Quadrangle Housing – University owned properties in neighborhoods surrounding the WashU campus. Most apartments are located in areas served by the free university shuttle service.
Apartment Referral Service – WashU office that offers apartment referrals.

The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council provides a list of tenant rights, which you should be familiar with if you will be renting an apartment.
If you decide to rent an apartment or other housing off campus, it is strongly recommended that you purchase renter’s insurance. Renter’s insurance covers your personal property in case of fire, damage or theft. You can find an insurance agent by searching online.

Student Health Insurance Requirement

All graduate students enrolled in full-time Danforth campus programs at Washington University in St. Louis are required to have health insurance. Domestic students registered as full-time and all International students are automatically enrolled in the United Healthcare (UHC) Student Resources plan through the university. The plan goes into effect on August 1 and ends July 31.  Students are eligible to purchase additional coverage for dependents. Find more information on student health insurance and health insurance waivers through the Habif Health & Wellness Center’s website.

For a full list of student resources, please visit: https://graduateschool.wustl.edu/academics/list.