Corcoran Continuing Education
As of Fall 2014, Corcoran Continuing Education courses are part of the George Washington University's Office of Non-Degree Students. Corcoran Continuing Education courses are only available to non-degree students, which includes students currently enrolled in a Corcoran Continuing Education Certificate program.
Students can also explore information on degree programs through the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.
Students who are currently pursuing a degree at GW are not eligible to enroll in Corcoran Continuing Education courses.
If you have been suspended from any educational institution for poor scholarship or are not in good standing at your current or a prior institution you will not be eligible to enroll as a non-degree student for one calendar year after the effective date of the suspension. If you’ve been denied admission to a degree or certificate program at GW you will also not be eligible to enroll as a non-degree student for the same semester for which the application was denied.
Search for a Course
Corcoran Continuing Education courses are organized by topic. For the latest status of a course (i.e. open, closed or cancelled), The Office of the Registrar and the University Bulletin present information about courses, including location, day, time and course-related fees.
There are also course options for high school students through the GW Pre-College Program.
For credit-bearing courses, a non-credit option is available for non-degree students. The content is the same, but by enrolling in the non-credit version, a different fee will apply and no credits will be earned.
As part of the transition, Corcoran Continuing Education students will be subject to existing GW policies. If you’re a prospective or registered non-degree student, you are responsible for reviewing the University’s policies provided in the University Bulletin, and in particular the University Regulations, Code of Academic Integrity, and Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Tuition Remission and Discounts
As of Fall 2014, all students, staff and faculty enrolled in Corcoran Continuing Education, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design or other GW courses will pay for the course in accordance with the department, school and human resources tuition rates and policies. Faculty and staff should confirm their eligibility for benefits with the Faculty & Staff Services Center and Human Resources Operations office by calling 202-994-8500.
Other discounts or tuition waivers for art teachers, Corcoran Members and other special groups are no longer in place.
Submit an Application
Submit an application to apply for non-degree status. In the program field, select “General Study” if you are not applying to one of the special non-degree programs listed. The system maintains your confidentiality through the assignment of a personal identification number and allows you to complete the application at your convenience.
A non-refundable application fee of $25, payable by check or credit card, is required. If you choose to pay by check your application will not be processed for enrollment until the check arrives. This fee is waived for GW alumni and current GW faculty and staff. References, standardized test scores and transcripts are not required for non-degree applicants for General Study.
Create a GW NetID and GW Email Account
Once your confirmation email arrives use the GW student ID, or GWID, provided to create your GW netID and GW e-mail account. The NetID is required to access GW systems, and the GW e-mail will be the address to which GW sends all official communications, including your student e-bill.
Register for Courses
Basic registration steps will be listed in your confirmation email. For additional details about registration, review the Office of the Registrar’s step-by-step instructions. For registration questions, contact the Office of the Registrar at 202-994-4900.
Get Your Student ID Card
To use on-campus facilities, including the library, acquire a GW student ID card (GWorld) from the GWorld Office.
Submit a Mandatory Health Form
If you are under the age of 26, D.C. law requires that you submit a Mandatory Health Form to Student Health Services, prior to the first day of class.
Pay Your Bill
Once you register for courses, an electronic bill will be generated. No paper bill will be sent. All bills are due prior to the first day of the semester. The Student Accounts Office can help you understand and pay your bill.
View Course Information
Log in to Blackboard, GW’s online course management system, to view information about your course.
Purchase Course Materials
Check the GW Bookstore to see if course materials are available.
Find Your Class Location
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Semester tuition charges and fees for authorized withdrawals and changes in schedules will be refunded based upon the University Refund Policy. This includes withdrawals and changes made due to business travel, minor illness or injury and workload increases.
In no case will tuition be reduced or refunded because of absence from classes. Exceptions to the University Refund Policy may be petitioned under the following circumstances:
- Medical emergency (hospitalization or major medical condition). Written documentation from a physicial will be required (i.e. Date originally seen, diagnosis, prognosis).
- Death of a close family member. Close family is limited to student’s parents; spouse; same-sex domestic partner; children of the student; grandparents and grandchildren of the student. Official written documentation will be required.
- A call to military duty. Written documentation will be required.
If your native language is not English or you are not a citizen of a country where English is the official language, you must submit official scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Minimum scores include:
- 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, or
- 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or
- an overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS, with no individual score below 6.0
English language test scores (TOEFL and IELTS) may not be more than two years old.
Exceptions may be made if you hold a degree from a high school or university located in a country in which English is the official language and also the language of instruction at the school or university.
You are eligible to apply for non-degree status at GW, but the university cannot provide you with an I-20 or DS-2019 visa form unless you have been admitted to a program. If you require visa sponsorship for the summer semester you should enroll through the International Summer at GW program.
Current Corcoran Continuing Education Certificate students will be advised and provided course options to complete their current certificate studies. Due to the availability of classes relevant to these programs, certificate students must maintain continuous enrollment in coursework in order to complete their program successfully, and may have earlier program completion deadlines.
For more information on your program or for advising, please contact the Corcoran Continuing Education advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.