General Study Programs

If you wish to take a course or courses and are not applying to a special non-degree program, you are considered a General Study Applicant. You’re also considered a General Study Applicant if you are a student visiting from another college or university, a prospective degree applicant, a working professional or if you are interested in personal development.


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].

If you have been suspended from any educational institution for poor scholarship or are not in good standing at your current or prior institution you will not be eligible to enroll as a non-degree student for one calendar year after the last effective date of the sanction. An applicant who has been denied admission within this university will not be eligible to enroll as a non-degree student for the same semester for which the application was denied. Visiting international students have additional eligibility requirements. Please review the University Bulletin for all university policies regarding non-degree students.

Application Process
To learn more about the application process, please visit our application process page.