Your GW

Your GW: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

About

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 2021

In a continued effort to support the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and program participants, Your GW 2021 will be held virtually. Building off last year's success, Your GW will again operate as an online mentorship program offered to high school seniors that will run from October through November. Students who are interested in participating will need to submit an application (the application is open August 13 through September 19).

Go to the Your GW 2021 Application 

Students taking part in Your GW 2021 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 week during the program to guide students through the admissions process. 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 an exclusive series of hands-on workshops, which will give participants 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:

  • Admissions Do's and Don'ts (aka Advice from Admissions Professionals)
  • All About the Personal Essay
  • How to be Successful in the Classroom
  • An Overview of the Financial Aid Process

Your GW 2021 will start off with a mandatory virtual kick-off event on October 11, which will outline the logistics of the program moving forward. Mentorship group meeting times are flexible based on when each mentorship group can meet.

Here's a quick breakdown of the Your GW 2021 application cycle:

  • August 13: Application Opens
  • September 19: Application Closes
  • September 27: Students Notified of Decision
  • October 4: Confirmation Due From Accepted Participants
  • October 11: Your GW Kick-off Event

Information on joining events will be given to participants at a later time.

Contact

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