DCPS Dual Enrollment at GW

The DCPS Dual Enrollment program at GW offers qualified rising seniors the opportunity to enroll part-time at GW for one academic year and earn undergraduate credit. Students from the following high schools - Anacostia, CHEC, Coolidge, Duke Ellington, Eastern, Luke C. Moore, Phelps, Washington Met, Wilson, and Woodson - and who have been recommended and applied through DCPS are eligible for consideration.

Following notification of acceptance to the program, admitted students should apply online to GW. Supporting documents are not necessary. Students will enroll in one course (3 credit hours) during the fall semester. Students who perform well are eligible to enroll in up to two courses (6 credit hours) during the spring semester. All courses are offered on a space available basis. Course selections must be approved by GW from selected offerings and students must attend orientation. Students have access to advising and support services offered by the GW Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement. Summer enrollment is excluded for this program.

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FALL 2020 UPDATE: Based on considerations of the resurgence of COVID-19 across the country and feedback from our community, which has included sentiments of growing unease from faculty and students about in-person instruction and on-campus living, the University made the difficult decision to hold all undergraduate courses online for the fall semester, with limited exceptions. Additionally, most graduate programs will be conducted online, with certain programs holding discipline specific in-person classes.
We understand that this news is disappointing. However, we must always make the decisions that best support the health, safety, and care of our community while fulfilling our core academic mission. Please continue to check your GW email for University updates and the Office of the Registrar schedule of courses for updates on course offerings. You may view the full University COVID-19 response website here.
Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the District and surrounding areas, the University has limited offices open on GW campuses. As such, the Office of Summer and Non-Degree Programs team will be assisting students remotely. Please send all inquiries and questions to [email protected]. We will respond to all emails as quickly as possible.  
If you are a currently enrolled student with questions on concerns regarding COVID-19 please email [email protected]. Complete up-to-date information on the university response is available online at go.gwu.edu/covid19. Parents and families are encouraged to sign up for the family newsletter for updates: go.gwu.edu/familysignup. We appreciate your patience during this time. 

Admitted Students

Submit an Application

For selected DCPS candidates, Submit an application to apply for non-degree status. You will first be prompted to create a username, confirm your email address, then create a password. Once these steps are completed, you will be able to log in and start a new application. On the first page of the application, choose the following in order to apply as a non-degree student (each field must be selected before the following fields options will populate):

  • What type of program are you applying to? Non-Degree
  • School: Summer & Non-Degree Programs
  • Field of Study: DCPS Dual Enrollment
  • Degree: Non-Degree
  • Concentration: Not Applicable
  • Term: Semester that you wish to apply for

The application will then guide you through the rest of the sections until your application is complete, including attaching signed and completed copies of the Policy Form, Registration Form, and Student Consent Form.  Please review the application before submitting to make sure the information you’ve given us is complete and accurate.

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 email account. The NetID is required to access GW systems, including Blackboard. Your GW email will be the address to which GW sends all official communications, including course announcements, faculty communications, and your student e-bill

Register for Courses

You are required to complete and sign the Policy Form (PDF), a Registration Request Form (PDF) and a Student Consent Form (PDF) as part of the application. We will complete your registration following your GW orientation and confirm your course details by email.

Approved Courses

All DCPS dual enrollment students are eligible for the following courses. For semester-specific class information, please see the GW Schedule of Classes.

If a student completes a course not included in these pre-approved courses, they may submit the course syllabus and official college transcript for outside credit review by DCPS. Credit towards graduation may be applied after review.

  • AMST 2020: D.C. History, Culture, and Politics
  • ASTRO 1001: Stars, Planets, Life in the Universe
  • BISC 1005: Biology of Nutrition Health
  • BISC 1006: Ecology & Evolution of Organisms
  • BISC 1111: Intro Biology: Cells and Molecules
  • BISC 1112: Intro Biology: The Biology of Organisms for Sci Majors
  • CHEM 1003/1004: Contemporary Science for Non-Sci Majors
  • CHEM 1111: Gen Chemistry for Sci Majors
  • Chinese 1001
  • Chinese 1002
  • ENGL 1330/1330W: Myths of Britain
  • ENGL UW1015: University Writing Seminar
  • English UW1020: University Writing
  • ENGL 1320W: Literature of the Americas
  • ENGL 1511: Intro to American Literature
  • ENGL 1510: Intro to American Literature I
  • ENGL 1411: Intro to English Literature
  • ENGL  1410: Intro to English Literature I
  • French 1001
  • French 1002
  • GEOG 1002: Intro to Physical Geography
  • GEOL 1001: Intro Phyiscal Geology
  • HIST 1011: World History 1500-Present (Special permission from DCPS and GWECP needed to apply this course in the GWECP Program of Study.)
  • HIST 1311: U.S. History—1876 to the Present
  • HLWL 1114: Personal Health and Wellness
  • MATH 1009: Mathematical Ideas I
  • MATH 1010: Mathematical Ideas II
  • MATH 1220: Calculus with Precalculus I
  • MATH 1221: Calculus with Precalculus II
  • MUS 1101: Elements of Music Theory
  • MUS 1103: Music in the Western World
  • PHYS 1011: General Physics I
  • POL SCI 1002: American Government & Politics
  • Spanish 1001
  • Spanish 1002
  • STAT 1051: Intro to Statistics for Business & Economics
  • STAT 1053: Intro to Statistics for Social Science
  • STAT 1011: Statistics for Business & Economics

Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campus

Classes are taught on both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. Due to the time it takes to travel between campuses, we recommend that you choose courses held on the Foggy Bottom Campus.

Required Paperwork

Mandatory Health Form 

If you have not previously taken courses at GW, submit your Mandatory Health Form to the Student Health Service office prior to the start of classes. Failure to do so will result in a hold on your record that will not allow you to register for courses or obtain your grades. as part of the application. 

Policy & Registration Request Forms

You are required to complete and sign the Policy Form (PDF)Registration Request Form (PDF) and Student Consent Form (PDF) as part of your application. We will complete your registration following your GW orientation and confirm your course details by email

Pay Outstanding Fees

The DCPS Dual Enrollment Program at GW covers tuition only and students are responsible for associated fees and materials.

The Office of Students Accounts manages your bill. Follow the instructions to review and pay your bill if you have outstanding fees.

In addition, we encourage you to set up your parent or guardian as an authorized user for your online bill, so that they can log in to your account, check your balance and make payments. Note: This does not grant access to grades, transcripts or other academic information.