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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.



The Spring 2022 application will open on Monday, November 1st. The application deadline is Monday, January 3rd


Information regarding the return to campus can be found on the Onward GW website, along with complete up-to-date information on campus health guidelines.

The Office of Summer and Non-Degree Programs team will continue to assist students remotely. Please send all inquiries and questions to [email protected].