We are pleased that you are interested in applying to the George Washington University.
As a selective institution, GW receives applications from every state and more than 120 countries.
We aim to enroll a bright, talented, and diverse body of students who will take advantage of the many unique opportunities that the university and Washington, D.C., have to offer.
Learn about our Access and Success initiatives to create a sustain a diverse student body.
The World Needs Your Story
Before you begin your application, determine which type of applicant you are so you know what steps to take. Each group has unique requirements deadlines, eligibility information, and scholarship opportunities.
If you are a high school senior or if you have never attended college since leaving high school or earning a GED, regardless of age, you are considered a first-year applicant.
If you have completed at least one college course since high school graduation or completing your GED, you are considered a transfer applicant.
If you are a first-year applicant who does not live in the United States or a transfer student from another country but are currently attending another U.S. institution, you need to complete additional steps to apply to GW. This applies to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
If you’ve entered the United States without inspection or overstayed your visa and are present in the United States with or without your parents, we are committed to supporting you throughout your undergraduate studies at GW.
Key Dates & Deadlines
First Year Applicants
Early Decision I: November 1
Early Decision is a binding choice. If admitted, you agree to attend GW, submit a non-refundable enrollment fee by your deposit deadline and withdraw applications submitted to other colleges. The deadline for Early Decision I is November 1. Decisions will be released by late December.
Early Decision II: January 5
The second binding deadline for Early Decision is January 5. If admitted, you agree to attend GW, submit a non-refundable enrollment fee by your deposit deadline and withdraw applications submitted to other colleges. Decisions will be released by late February.
Regular Decision: January 5
GW's regular decision deadline for first-year students is January 5. This phase is non-binding. Decisions will be released by April 1.
Spring Admission: October 1
The spring admission application deadline for first-year applicants is October 1. Decisions will be released by early December.
Spring Admission: October 1
Transfer applicants for Spring admission should apply by October 1 and will be notified by early December.
Fall Admission: April 15
Transfer applicants for Fall admission should apply by April 15 and will be notified by June or July.
Affected by a Natural Disaster?
Many high school seniors and college transfer students across the world navigate the college application process as their families or communities recover from natural disasters. If your application process is hindered by a natural disaster, please reach out to us at [email protected] so we can have a conversation to ease some of the stress surrounding the college application process.