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Launch your Journey

If you are just beginning your college search, this is the spot for you! Our Journey to College offerings are meant to help you prepare for the college exploration and application process.

When (and if) you're ready to learn more about GW, explore the Journey to GW website.

No matter where you are in the process, our office is always here to assist you and your family!


Journey to College

The Office of Admissions at the George Washington University (GW) has planned programs to help you better understand college admissions and financial aid. Through this series, you'll engage in dialogue with current GW students and the GW admissions team about your transition to college.




For 9th and 10th Graders

  • Navigating Your High School Curriculum: How to pick a rigorous curriculum that works for you
    Thursday, April 22, 6-7 p.m. (ET)
    As you plan and work with your counselors this spring, join us for a discussion about curriculum and how it impacts college admissions decisions. What do admissions professionals really think about AP, Honors, Dual Enrollment, IB, etc.?
    Register Now
  • Decoding Financial Aid: A broad look at how to pay for college
    Thursday, June 10, 6-7 p.m. (ET)
    Navigating how to fund your college experience can be daunting and confusing. We are here to help you learn the basics of the college financial aid/scholarship process so that you can plan your future.
    Register Now


For 11th Graders

  • Admissions Counselor for a Day: College Admissions Case Study
    Thursday, March 18, 6-7 p.m. (ET)
    It is rare to get such a valuable glimpse into a process that often seems a mystery from the very people who make the decisions: the college application evaluation process. We are excited to present this unique opportunity that allows students to engage with members of our admissions team. With an understanding of how applications are reviewed, students are then able to meaningfully think about their academics, activities, and involvement.
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  • College Admissions Kahoot!
    Thursday, April 29, 6-7 p.m. (ET)
    Do you get confused when an admissions counselor says "well-rounded student" or "holistic review?" We are excited to break down admission "mysteries" into advice you can use while also having a bit of fun! Through an interactive game that you play wherever you are, we will talk about ways to showcase your extracurricular activities, how your academic data and leadership activities factor into holistic consideration, and more! 
    Register Now


Look for more offerings to help you along your journey this summer!



Learn More About GW

If you want a taste of what GW has to offer its students, check out our virtual tour and on-demand information session. Both options offer an easy way to familiarize yourself with campus before you get too deep in your college search.

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Watch Our On-Demand Information Session

Spend some time in our Admissions & Alumni Welcome Center and explore campus - from wherever you are! Register for our on-demand information session to familiarize yourself with GW.

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