The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is to enhance institutional effectiveness by providing information that supports and strengthens decision-making and planning processes at Washington College. The central objectives of the Office are to provide systematic, objective, timely, and accurate research in support of the College’s goals, planning, and decision-making.
The Office of Student Engagement contributes to the holistic education of Washington College students by providing co-curricular opportunities focused on enhancing personal, educational, leadership, and social development.
The Center for Environment & Society at Washington College supports interdisciplinary research and education, exemplary stewardship of natural and cultural resources, and the integration of ecological and social values.
Administers the college’s study abroad programs, provides programming and services to international students that are specific to their international status, advises faculty on overseas activities, and develops initiatives to further internationalize the campus.
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Student Affairs ensures a lively, challenging, and supportive out-of-class experience for Washington College students that complements their academic work. The main office is located on the second floor of the Casey Academic Center and is open M-F 8:30-4:30.
The Washington College Bookstore is the one stop shop for all of text book and WAC gear needs. We can answer all of your textbook questions, while making sure you and your family are dressed in your WAC best.
The Office of English Language Learning supports English-language learning students throughout their academic careers. It also facilitates their adaption to the American educational system and strives to alleviate cross-cultural misunderstandings that occur between students and faculty.
We provide individualized, one-to-one peer tutoring sessions for students working on writing projects across the curriculum.
F-1 Travel Regulations
You may enter the US no more than 30 days before the program start date on your I-20.
When passing through immigration, you will be asked for your passport with I-94 card (the card you receive on the airplane) and your I-20.
The first time you come to study in the US, the school name on your visa must match the school name on the I-20. Later, if you transfer schools in the US and receive a new I-20, your visa and I-20 will no longer match. This should not present a problem for travel.
When entering the US, if immigration officers choose to register you under NSEERS and you are issued a FIN Number, please notify the International Student Advisor. You will subsequently be required to “Check-out” with US Immigration at your port of exit when departing the US. Failure to do so may require you to obtain a new visa before re-entering the US.
If you are traveling prior to your initial entry and are planning to apply for a visa during your travels, please be aware that you can only apply for a visa in the country of which you are a citizen.
Traveling During Your Stay
You may need a visa if traveling outside of the US. You can find this information on embassy websites.
Check to make sure your passport is valid
Check to make sure your F-1 visa is valid
You should obtain the signature of the International Student Advisor/Designated School Official on your I-20 prior to any trip out of the US.
If you have been registered in NSEERS, please ask the International Student Advisor about “Check-out Procedures.”
If you are out of the US for 5 or more consecutive months, you will lose your F-1 student status and be unable to re-enter the US. This is true whether you are a student, or an OPT participant.
You may apply for a visa only in your country of citizenship. If you apply at another embassy during your travels and are refused, you may not be able to re-enter the United States.
If participating in Optional Practical Training you will be able to depart/return to the US as long as you have:
Not been outside of the US for 5 or more consecutive months
A travel letter from your employer, indicating that they are aware of your absence and return (This letter is not mandatory, but recommended.)
Departure from US
After completion of your program, you have a 60-day grace period during which you may remain in the US. This 60 day grace period begins on the day following the program end date on your I-20. You should not leave the US and then try to re-enter the US during that 60-day grace period
Check to make sure your passport is valid
If you have been registered in NSEERS, ask the International Student Advisor about “Check-out Procedures.”
If you are participating in Optional Practical Training you will be able to depart the US and return as long as you have: