For Counselors



Welcome, transfer advisors, high school counselors, and CBO advisors - some of the most important partners we have in the ever-changing landscape of college admissions! No one knows your students better than you do, so you are in a unique position to assist them in finding the best-fit college or university to call home.

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We invite you to connect with us. Sign up to receive our counselor newsletter to get relevant updates throughout the year. If you have any questions about GW, our admissions process, or anything else, please reach out to [email protected]. Please send college fair invites to [email protected].

Please note: GW has ended its Book Award program, and nominations are not being accepted at this time.




Group Visits

Looking to tour GW's campus with a group of prospective students? We offer group visits throughout the academic year for your high school, community college, or community-based organization. We ask that groups be larger than 15 students and no more than 60 people total (including chaperones). All visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

View available group visit opportunities

If your group has fewer than 15 students, we encourage you to have students register individually for a traditional campus tour. If you need assistance finding a suitable date, contact us.


Working With Community College Students

Transfer Basics
  • There is no minimum number of credits to be considered a transfer student.
  • If a student has earned any college-level credits post high school they are considered a transfer student.
  • SAT/ACT is not required.
  • We will transfer in up to 60 credits.
  • Technically, all students are required to live on campus for three years, including transfers.
  • Non-traditional students, students  within commuting distance or have other extenuating circumstances can talk to housing about getting a waiver.
School Specific Transfer Requirements
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science: Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry are required for admission to any major in SEAS
  • Elliott School of International Affairs: A foreign language is required to graduate, so we recommend students complete as much of their foreign language requirement before transferring as possible
  • School of Public Health: Students can apply to a pre-health program in Milken for admissions purposes
Transfer Application
  • CommonApp: Transfer applicants are asked to designate a primary school of study.
  • Required Documents
    • High School Transcript
      • 0-29 completed college credits post high school = High School transcript required
      • 30+ complete college credits post high school = No high school transcript required
    • College Report: Can be found on the recommenders page in the CommonApp
    • Official College Transcript from EVERY college attended post high school (doesn’t matter how long ago it was)
    • One Recommendation: Can be academic or professional
  • Not Required
    • SAT/ACT Scores
    • Mid-Year Report
International Transfer Applicants
  • Any applicant who identifies a language other than English as their first language must demonstrate English language proficiency by one of the following methods:
    • A minimum TOEFL score of 90
    • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5
    • A minimum PTE Academic score of 61
    • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 115
  • Foreign Language Placement waiver is granted if:
    • College Composition 1 AND College Composition 2 are completed with a C or better OR
      • New SAT Evidence Based Reading of 650+
      • ACT English score 29+
  • Admission to GW is competitive; admission to a specific school within GW is also competitive, mainly based on the size of the individual school.
  • Information Technology falls into our School of Business.
  • Nursing is NOT a major in traditional undergrad. That program has a separate admissions process through GW's School of Nursing.
  • GW's College of Professional Studies (CPS) also offers undergraduate and certificate programs; they use a separate admissions process.

If there are any questions from yourself, a colleague, or a student, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-994-6040 or [email protected].



Chicago Scholars

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
  • Provides travel assistance to students admitted into the Your GW program
  • Collaborates with Chicago Scholars in supporting students through the application cycle

Visit the Chicago Scholars website

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.

Visit the NHI website

The Posse Foundation

Posse partner colleges and universities are helping transform the landscape of leadership in the United States by committing critical resources to diversify 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

Visit the Posse Foundation website

Say Yes

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.

YES Prep

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 first-year class and designate them as GW IMPACT Scholars
  • Offer a campus visit to admitted students designated GW IMPACT Scholars
  • Meeting the demonstrated financial need of admitted GW IMPACT Scholars

Visit the Yes Prep website