Office of Non-Degree Students

The Office of Non-Degree Students (ONDS) supports students who are not enrolled in a degree or certificate program through GW, but would like to take a class. This includes:

  • visiting students and professionals
  • students admitted to GW for a future semester
  • individuals enrolled in certain special programs

As a non-degree student, you do not earn certificates or degrees from GW, but can take courses for a grade, earn credits and receive an official academic record. For more information on the university policies regarding non-degree students, please visit the University Bulletin website.

More information about our application process can be found here.



The Summer 2024 application will open on February 1st. The application deadline for Summer Session I is May 19th. The deadline for Summer Session II is June 30th.