Student Newsletter - July 2021

Updates from The Grad Office

Welcome to the CCAS Graduate Student Newsletter! Designed to keep you up to date with news and events, policies and processes, and all things for CCAS Graduate students!

Graduate Student Newsletter Archive

JULY 2021

The CCAS Office of Graduate Studies staff will be working remotely until further notice. While we won't physically be on campus, we are here for you and can be reached during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. We will be responding to emails and voicemails. Additionally, during this time, please submit all materials electronically to [email protected]. This may mean you have to communicate with your advisors in advance to get signatures or approvals.

Despite the distance and all the challenges you are facing, know that the Student Services team is here to support you and will continue to be dedicated to providing you guidance and serve as a resource that helps you navigate university policies and procedures. Stay strong, stay connected and please take good care of yourselves, your families and each other.

For our July newsletter we have the following topics:


Fall 2021 Registration Reminders

Please make sure you clear any holds on your account that may prevent you from registering.

To view your holds, log in to the GWeb Information System:

  • Click on the "Student Record and Registration" folder
  • Next, click on "Student Records Information Menu"
  • Finally, click on "View Administrative Holds"

Check your DegreeMap, the online system that allows you to view and track your path to degree completion. Watch DegreeMap video for instructions on using your DegreeMap record.

Requests for Half-Time/Full-Time Certification should be sent after you have registered for less than 9 credits.

If you are unable to enroll in courses this fall, please contact [email protected] to discuss your options for a Leave of Absence.


Fall Planning and Vaccination Requirements FAQ

GW will require all students, faculty, and staff who are in person in fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to being on campus.  Information was updated on the COVID-19 Vaccine website that notes GW will accept any vaccine authorized for use by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO).

Remember to stay up to date on all matters and questions related to GW and COVID-19 on GW’s Coronavirus Response page. On the FAQ page you find more information about The Vaccine Requirement(s), How to Comply with the Vaccine Requirement, information for International Students, and much more.


Important Dates

To view future events, please visit the Current Student Events Website.

Event Date

CCAS Ph.D. Dissertation Copyright Workshop

July 14th at 3:00 PM EDT


Summer Graduation Application Deadline

The application should be submitted through GWeb. Step-by-step instructions on completing the application can be found on the Registrar's website. The online application will close after July 15, so any student wishing to apply for Summer graduation after this date will need to submit a paper application to the CCAS Office of Graduate Studies at [email protected].

Certificate students must submit a certificate completion form, which is available on the Registrar's website, and email the form to [email protected].

If you applied for Spring graduation but did not complete your requirements, you must re-apply for Summer graduation. Your Spring application will not automatically transfer over to the Summer.


Student Highlights

Congratulations to Ashley Frankenfield (Chemistry PhD), who has been selected as a Metropolitan Washington Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (MWC/ARCS) Foundation Scholar for 2021-2022.




Updated July 7, 2021

Graduate Student Newsletter Archive