Grad2Grad: A Special Opportunity for GW Seniors
A special opportunity for graduating GW seniors

The Columbian College is pleased to announce our participation in GW's Grad2Grad initiative. As a benefit for recent grads and current seniors, qualified candidates can now pursue a master's degree or certificate with a 10% tuition discount. Additionally, most programs will waive standardized tests such as the GRE.

Grad2Grad is a special opportunity to transition straight from undergraduate to graduate studies after completing a bachelor's degree at GW. The high caliber of undergraduate students at the university inspired leadership to implement this program, with the goal of increasing quality applicants to GW graduate programs by extending unique benefits to graduating seniors.

Who is eligible?

The program is offered to students who graduate with a GW bachelor’s degree in 2015 or 2016 and immediately begin an eligible GW master’s or graduate certificate program:

  • 2016 graduates must enroll no later than Spring 2017.
  • 2017 graduates must enroll no later than Spring 2018.

Students in dual bachelor’s/master’s programs (excluding Heath Sciences) are eligible for Grad2Grad once they fully matriculate as a graduate student. The tuition discount is available only for the first graduate certificate or master’s program pursued after completion of the bachelor’s degree and can be applied only toward tuition costs for coursework required for the graduate certificate or degree.

Employees receiving tuition benefits are not eligible for the discount, nor are students who have been awarded full tuition fellowships (e.g., Presidential Administrative Fellowships, athletic scholarships).

Take advantage of this opportunity

  1. Check the list of eligible Columbian College programs for your field of interest.
  2. Apply for admission for Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018.
    You must meet admissions criteria, but some programs are waiving standardized tests requirements (GRE, GMAT). General information on graduate admissions is available at, and links to our online graduate applications are provided below. Detailed admission requirements are provided in Graduate Program Finder.
  3. If you receive and accept an offer of admission, complete and submit the Grad2Grad Fellowship enrollment form.
  • Open the Grad2Grad Fellowship enrollment form.
  • Under “I Have a GW NetID” select “Log In.”
  • Sign in with your “myGW Login" and password.
  • You are now in the Fellowships Forms portal. Scroll down until you see “Grad2Grad” and click on the link.
  • Follow the directions to complete and submit the Grad2Grad Enrollment Form

This form must be received by the the dates listed below, based on your first semester as a graduate student:

Semester Deadline
Spring 2017 January 17, 2017
Summer 2017 May 22, 2017
Fall 2017 August 28, 2017
Spring 2018 January 16, 2018

After you register for courses, a tuition award will be applied to your account to reduce your tuition costs by 10%. Matriculation, orientation, course, and fees are not included.


The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships & Fellowships can answer any questions about the Grad2Grad tuition discount program: or 202-994-6822.

For questions about the admissions process and requirements, contact the admissions office for your program of interest.