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We are pleased that you are interested in applying to the George Washington University (GW). GW is a selective institution that receives applications from every state and more than 120 countries.

We are looking 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.

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Each year, we welcome freshmen and transfer students to our campuses from 50 states and more than 120 countries. Each group has unique application requirements, deadlines, eligibility information and scholarship opportunities.

Before you begin your application process, determine which type of applicant you are so you know what steps you have to take.

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If you've already applied, you can log in to the GW Admissions Activity Center to check on your application status and view your admissions decision. When you submitted your application you were assigned a GW Identification Number (GWID) and will need it to login.

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Will Your GW Story Be History in the Making?

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 freshman applicant.

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Will You Make a Change to Make History?

If you have completed at least one college course since high school graduation or completing your GED, you are considered a transfer applicant.

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Will You Come From Your Corner of the World to the Center of it All?

If you are a freshman 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.

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