Pathway To GW
Designed for academic and transfer advisors working at community colleges, this event will provide you with the opportunity to engage closely with offices across campus in learning how to support your students as they navigate admissions, transfer credit, financial aid, and veterans benefits. Join us on October 13, 2017!
GW Next Door
GW Next Door invites our local counselors and community-based counselors for a full day of professional development in the month of January. Featuring application case studies, round-table discussions and guest speakers, GW Next Door seeks to engage our counselor neighbors with insights and updates on the landscape of higher education at large.
Counselor Connection Fly-in
GW’s signature counselor fly-in program, Counselor Connection provides high school counselors with programming highlighting GW’s unique qualities and opportunities. For two-and-a-half days counselors will engage closely with admissions, retention, financial aid, and enrollment management staff to garner a stronger understanding of GW’s place in the higher education landscape and what type of student is a good fit for the Colonial community. Our next Counselor Connection is scheduled for May 2018.
Groups from high schools and community organizations are welcome to experience GW! For groups of 8 or more, we offer an hour-long tour of the Foggy Bottom Campus.
Are you a school counselor, independent counselor, or CBO rep visiting D.C.? We would love to meet with you! We can personalize your campus visit based on your needs or you may attend an information session and tour with prospective families.
- George Washington's Leadership Lessons
George Washington's Leadership Lessons
The GW Book Award recognizes high school juniors who embody the GW drive and spirit. We encourage school counselors to nominate one qualified high school junior each year. Nominees will receive George Washington’s Leadership Lessons, their application fee will be waived, and if admitted, become eligible for the GW Book Award Scholarship.Learn More
Chicago Scholars is the largest college access and success program in Chicago, serving over a thousand scholars each year. It provides seven years of mentoring and career support as students explore and actualize their college and life dreams. The organization works to develop deep collaborations with community based organizations and has a national network of over 100 colleges and universities. As a partner school, GW:
- Attends the July and October sponsored Chicago Scholars events
- Provide travel assistance to students admitted into the Your GW program
- Collaborates with Chicago Scholars in supporting students through the application cycle
National Hispanic Institute
Through programs such as Great Debate (9th grade), Lorenzo De Zavala (10th/11th) and Collegiate World Series (11th), NHI creates experiences that engage achieving high school youth in community leadership roles that advance our quality of life. As a College Register member, GW is committed to attending the college fairs offered as part of the Lorenzo De Zavala programs. We also annually attend one of the Collegiate World Series events.
The Posse Foundation
Posse partner colleges and universities are helping transform the landscape of leadership in the United States by committing critical resources to diversifying their campuses, making their climates more welcoming to all students and ensuring that Posse Scholars graduate with the finest education in the country. GW became a Posse school in 2015, pledging its support for the Atlanta cohort. As a Posse partner, we:
- Work together with The Posse Foundation to select 10 students from the Atlanta area each year, providing a minimum of a full-tuition grant to each selected student
- Designate and appoint a senior administrative officer to serve as a liaison to the Posse program
- Identify a campus mentor for the incoming “posse”
- Host an annual Posse Plus Retreat
Say Yes believes that when a community comes together, it has the capacity to effectively and sustainably redefine expectations and to build pathways to postsecondary education and careers. In joining the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, GW ensures that students from Say Yes communities whose annual family income is at or below $75,000, and who are accepted through the institution’s regular admission process, are eligible, at a minimum, to attend tuition-free.
Strive for College / I'm First
To expand college opportunity to low income and first generation students, GW partnered with Strive for College and I’m First. As a partner school, GW attends virtual events, participates in live chats with I’m First prospective high school participants, and connects admitted first generation students with current first generation students on our campus.
Yes Prep (IMPACT)
YES Prep has established partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide to enroll students in “cohorts.” These cohorts, or clusters, of students are designed to serve as mutually supportive communities within the larger college campus. As a partner school GW commits to:
- Attending both the district-wide YES Prep College Fair and IMPACT Scholar programs
- Provide travel assistance to students admitted into the Your GW program.
- Dedicating 3-5 total spaces for YES Prep students each year from the incoming freshman class and designate them as a GW IMPACT Scholar
- Offer a campus visit to admitted students designated GW IMPACT Scholars
- Meeting the demonstrated financial need of admitted of GW IMPACT Scholars
Regardless of where you are coming from, there are a variety of ways to get to GW. We're close to three airports (Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International), have a Metro stop right on campus and provide several visitor parking garages.
GW is in the center of the action in D.C. and is close to many hotels, both in the city and in surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Special rates are available at locations near campus through the GW Hotels program.
Members of the Admissions team and the GW community will help you find your way around our campuses, but you can also use our detailed map of Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon to get you where you need to be.