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New International Student Checklist

Welcome to Washington College! We are glad to have you as part of our vital international community. You will join and participate in a community of students and faculty where we value global experiences and intercultural learning!

Use this checklist to keep yourself on track for preparing to arrive on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us at

Preliminary Steps 

Claim your account! (set up user ID and password) (All students)

Access Washington College email (All students)

Apply for student visa (All students)

Beginning May 1 

  Complete Housing Forms by May 31 (All students)

You'll receive a link to register for Birds Eye ViewSummer Advising or set up an appointment to select courses after May 5 (F1 students)

  Take Placement Exams by June 4 (F1 students)

  Summer Advising Course Selection Worksheet by June 14. (F1 students)

  Review and monitor email for details on items that need to be completed over the summer

  Financial Responsibility Form by June 21 (All students)

  Parent/Guardian Information Release Form (FERPA) (All students)

  Complete Health Forms by July 15 (All students)

  Online Orientation, Honor Code, Bill Payment, and GEO Arrival Information Form by August 1 (All students)

  Focus 2 by August 16 (F1 students)

  Read First Year Reading Selections before August 16 (F1 students)

  Move in on August 18 (All students)

You can also download a printable version here.