GW values diversity in all forms and we welcome and support students from all backgrounds around the world. The university remains committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality college education by providing significant financial assistance, programming, and academic support services.
If you’ve entered the United States without inspection or overstayed your visa and are present in the United States with or without your parents, we are committed to supporting you throughout your undergraduate studies at GW.
Information for Undocumented Individuals
Admissions Process for Undocumented Students
Prospective students interested in GW must follow the standard application process for admission, regardless of country of citizenship, immigration status, residency, or school location.
If you have no immigration status, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, you are considered a domestic high school student within the application process.
Required documents include the Common Application, an official high school transcript and two letters of recommendation. Undocumented students are eligible to apply test-optional, and are not required to submit English proficiency exam scores or a Financial Certificate.
While English proficiency exams and financial certificates are not required, applicants must still waive them by contacting their admissions representative within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at GW once their Common Application has been submitted.
The admissions process is confidential and immigration status is not considered by our admissions committee.