Your GW

Your GW: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion


Every year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective high school seniors who are committed to succeeding in a diverse and inclusive environment to participate in Your GW-A Program Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion. Our students, staff, and faculty come from a wide variety of geographic areas, socioeconomic backgrounds, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and ability. As an institution, we want to show you first-hand how we make our communities inclusive and supportive of this diversity.

Your GW 2020

This fall, to accommodate students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Your GW 2020 will be held as an online mentorship program offered to high school seniors that will run from October through December. Students who are interested in participating will need to submit an application by September 7.


Students taking part in Your GW 2020 will be part of a small mentorship group led by GW Admissions Staff Members, and current GW Students from our Dean’s Council for Multicultural Recruitment. Mentorship groups will meet every other week through the fall to guide students through this particularly confusing year of college admissions. Our mentors will be there to help students answer any and all questions they have about applying to college, and how to adjust within their first year. 

Beyond the Mentorship group, students will hear about all of the amazing opportunities and workshops the GW Admissions Office will be offering through the semester. Your GW Participants also have access to a series of hands-on workshops that are exclusive for Your GW Participants. These exclusive workshops will give the participant the opportunity to have close contact with faculty and staff from around the university. Here is a sneak peek of some of the events that will take place this fall:

  • Early Action vs. Early Decision vs. Regular Decision
  • All About the Personal Essay
  • University Support Services - How to Get Connected
  • How to be Successful in the Classroom

Your GW 2020 will start off with a mandatory virtual kick-off event on October 5th, which will outline the logistics of the program moving forward. Mentorship group meeting times are flexible based off when the Mentorship Group can meet. You can use this as a quick breakdown of the Your GW 2020 application cycle:

  • August 14: Application Opens
  • September 7: Application Closes
  • September 18: Students Notified of Decision
  • September 25: Accepted Participants Confirmation Forms Due
  • October 5: Your GW Kick-off Event

Information regarding registering for events will be given to participants at a later time.


For any further questions, please contact us at [email protected].