Congratulations on your acceptance to GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences!
We are excited to be a part of your academic journey and look forward to helping you succeed in the classroom and beyond. Over the course of the next few weeks, this website will be a resource for you to learn more about the GW community. We invite you to join other newly admitted colonials on the student-run CCAS Graduate Admitted Students Facebook group. It will provide a great place to connect with your future classmates and learn more about GW and living in D.C. In addition to the resources available here, please visit our Graduate Ambassador page to contact current students eager to answer your questions about the GW experience.
(Important note: Columbian College does not require a tuition deposit and advises you not to follow any instructions you may receive on how to pay a deposit.)
Learn more about the steps GW and Columbian College are taking this fall to ensure the health and safety of our community, including protocols for vaccinations, masking and building and classroom access.
GW requires students who are on-campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to register for course(s). Learn more about the GW COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Admitted Student Events
To help you learn more about GW, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) and the larger D.C. community, we host virtual sessions for newly admitted students. Join us to see why CCAS is right for you!
Commit to GW
The first step to enrolling is to confirm your attendance by responding to your Offer of Admission. Your admission letter is only sent to you electronically through your online application. Please print a copy for your records.
Your offer of admission will include any prerequisite coursework and/or any conditions placed on your admission. Please review these carefully. If you have any questions about these requirements, contact your Director of Graduate Study
When you View Your Decision letter, you can accept or deny the offer of admission through the Reply to Offer link. Please ensure you Reply to Offer before the deadline indicated in your admission letter. You are not required to submit an admission/enrollment deposit. If you received an award, you will also need to log-in to the GWeb Information System and complete the online award acceptance form. To log into GWeb, enter your GWid (provided in your admission letter) and Personal Identification Number (PIN). By default, your PIN is your date of birth in this format: MMDDYY.
Please review the next steps checklist to learn more about registrations, housing, funding and student health requirements.
Admitted Student Resources
Plan Your Visit and Find Your Way Around Campus
Regardless of where you are coming from, there are a variety of ways to get to GW. We're close to three airports (Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI)), have a Metro stop right on campus and provide several visitor parking garages.
GW is in the center of the action in D.C. and is close to many hotels, both in the city and in surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Special rates are available at locations near campus through the GW Hotels program.
Nearby Restaurants and Activites
While you are here, why not take advantage of what the national capital has to offer! GW's location in the heart of Foggy Bottom gives you great access to a variety of restaurants, activities, museums and so much more!
Below is a great mix of restaurants all within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom Campus.
Bindaas | $$ (sit-down service)
Beefsteak | $$ (counter service, mostly vegetarian)
Bertucci's Italian Restaurant | $$ (sit-down service)
Burger Tap & Shake | $$ (counter service)
Chipotle | $ (counter service)
Circa at Foggy Bottom | $$/$$$ (sit-down service)
District Commons | $$/$$$ (sit-down service)
District House Restaurants - Chick-fil-a, GRK Fresh Greek, Sol Mexican Grill, Wiseguy NY Pizza | $ (counter service)
Duke's Grocery | $$ (sit-down service)
Founding Farmers | $$/$$$ (sit-down service)
Roti Modern Mediterranean | $ (counter service)
Sweetgreen | $$ (counter service)
Tonic at Quigley's | $$ (sit-down service)
Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of what our great city has to offer. Many of the DC area’s businesses and cultural institutions have gone virtual, offering all sorts of ways to stay connected (and fill your days). We’ve put together a list of things you can do to experience what Washington has to offer—online.
National Gallery of Art - Degas at the Opera | Virtual Tour
National Museum of Women in Arts - Delita Martin | Gallery Exhibit
National Museum of African American History and Culture | Digital Resource Guide
You can visit the Washingtonian's list of at-home friendly guides and tours to immerse yourself into life in D.C.