FAQ Archive


What about health insurance?

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All international students are required to be enrolled in our insurance plan, currently offered through CISI. Students will typically be billed at during the fall semester for the entire year. The plan costs approximately $115 per month. Insurance provider, plan and costs are subject to change. Please feel free to email studyabroad@washjeff.edu with questions or for a copy of the current brochure.

When will I be notified about my admission decision?

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We will do our best to notify you within 2 weeks of receiving your completed application, regardless of which application plan you choose.

How may I contact current students at W&J?

May 20, 2021 | Tagged: | Category:

The best way to get in touch with W&J students is through our Facebook page. You may also email Robert Adkins, dean of admission, for names and email addresses of international students who are willing to answer your questions.

Is housing guaranteed?

May 20, 2021 | Tagged: | Category:

Yes, campus housing is guaranteed and required all four years. About 90 percent of students live on campus. Curious? Take a look at some our housing options!

Do you have a core curriculum? Required classes?

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W&J does not have a core curriculum, but does have certain General Education Requirements. For more information view the W&J College Catalog.

Can I receive credit for IB or A level courses?

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Students who successfully complete an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with 5, 6, or 7 on the higher level exams may receive consideration for credit. Read more about our IB Policy. Advanced (A-Level) courses of C or higher will receive consideration for credit on an individual evaluation. A minimum score of a four on an advance-placement (AP) exam is necessary for any consideration of credit or placement to be given.

Does W&J admit international transfer students?

May 20, 2021 | Tagged: | Category:

Yes, W&J welcomes applications from international transfer students. If you have completed at least a semester of courses at university level, you should apply as a transfer student. The Registrar will decide which courses will receive credit for transfer. Please note that if you have already completed a university degree, you cannot apply for admission to W&J.

Should I submit a CV and copies of certificates of achievement or awards?

May 20, 2021 | Tagged: | Category:

While we strive to create an active community of learners and doers, we understand that not all schools are able to offer extracurricular activities. If you have been active in a club, played a sport, held a job, served in the community, or wish to tell us more about your accomplishments, you may submit a CV detailing your involvement. However it is not a requirement. We do not encourage you to submit certificates of extracurricular achievements, i.e. certificates of participation in Model UN, Math Olympiads, etc.

What are your testing policies?

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Washington & Jefferson College no longer requires applicants to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) as a part of the admission process. Testing is only one of many measures of potential academic success and often not the strongest. View our full score-optional policy. Students who choose to apply Score Optional will be given full consideration, with no disadvantage for admission.

Can I send copies of my credentials instead of originals?

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W&J would prefer to receive original documents but understands that this is not always possible. If you cannot send originals, please have your school counselor or headmaster verify their authenticity with their signature and school stamp/seal (if applicable). You may also take them to a Fulbright or EducationUSA office for verification. Find an EducationUSA advising center near you.