Your Greatest Learning Experience
Essay Option 1
Research shows that an ability to learn from experiences outside the classroom correlates with success in college.
What was your greatest learning experience over the past four years that took place outside of the traditional classroom?
Your Shoulder to Lean On
Essay Option 2
Historians write that Martha Washington was George Washington’s sounding board and closest confidant. Reflect on a significant challenge you have encountered during your high school career.
Tell us about the person (mentor, family member, friend, coach, teacher, etc.) who provided support, advice, and wisdom to you in times of difficulty.
You & GW
Essay Option 3
We imagine you have spent a great deal of time researching different colleges and universities.
Describe how GW offers a strong fit with your interests, talents and goals.
- Expand Your Interests and Passions
Expand Your Interests and Passions
GW offers a variety of special interest and academic programs so you can expand your interests and passions in diverse fields. To be considered for these programs, you must fulfill the application requirements for regular freshman admission and complete each program’s appropriate requirements within the Common Application. These programs are available only to entering freshmen.Find a program and review the entrance requirements