Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis | Groups
Eligibility | Students should be academically prepared to make the most of their classes and experiences abroad. This may include overall academic achievement at Washington University, preparation in the major field, proficiency in a foreign language, as well as courses relevant to the geographic area or subjects to be studied abroad.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible. Admission to study abroad may be denied or rescinded due to behavioral or academic concerns.   Your WU judicial and academic records will be subject to review.

GPA Requirement | In order to be confident that our students can be academically successful while abroad, they need to have demonstrated a solid academic record in their on-campus coursework. Students are expected to have at minimum a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time their application is reviewed. It is important to note that some programs may have higher GPA requirements overall or within the major.
 
Program-Specific Eligibility Requirements | In addition to the requirements listed above, some programs may have additional requirements, either instituted by Washington University or the program, which students must meet in order to be eligible to participate. These could include a solid foundation in natural sciences for a tropical biology program, coursework in Political Science or International and Area Studies for an International Relations program, or at least one course focusing on the African continent for a program in Africa.
 
Refer to Program Database for specific program eligibility requirements.

Language Requirements | Most Olin programs offer courses that are taught in English, and do not have foreign language pre-requisites. However, it is important to look at the individual program brochure pages to familiarize yourself with the language requirements of the program you are interested in as some may have very specific prerequisites courses that a student must complete to be eligible. Whether the prerequisite coursework is designed to provide students with fundamental skills and a basis for more advanced learning or advanced proficiency that will allow them to take coursework taught in the target language, students must complete all prerequisite coursework prior to the start of the program. It is often permissible to take the final required course in the semester immediately prior to study abroad.

International students taking courses in their home country during a summer term |  If you are planning to take summer coursework at a recognized institution of higher education in your country of citizenship or country of parents’ residence you should work directly with your academic advisor to apply for transfer credit and to process your transcript. Summer programs in the country of your citizenship or country of parents' residence is not considered "Study Abroad" and you will apply and work directly with the host university. Prior to departure, students should register their travel through WashU's Travel Registry system.