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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 first-time, transfer, and international 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.


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.

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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 first-year 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 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.

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Things To Know

When applying to the George Washington University (GW), there are many factors to consider. We hope our website provides useful information about academics, financial aid, and student life. This section contains admission-related policies and information.



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