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Admitted Graduate Students

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. 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. Please also join other newly admitted colonials on the student-run CCAS Graduate Admitted Students official Facebook page. It will provide a great place to connect with your future classmates and learn more about GW and living in D.C. Our ambassadors have also created a blog to share thoughts on life in D.C. and happenings on campus.

(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.)

 


 

 

Paul Wahlbeck, Interim Dean, CCAS

 

 

A Message from the Dean

In a message to the CCAS community during this difficult time, Dean Paul Wahlbeck addresses the recent events surrounding George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

 


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 are hosting a series of 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.

 

Accept Your Offer!

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

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Parking & Transportation

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.

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Hotels Near GW

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.

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Campus Map

Members of the Office of Graduate Studies and the GW community will help you find your way around our campus, but you can also use our detailed map of our Foggy Bottom campus to get you where you need to be.

 


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)