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.
 

UPCOMING SEMESTER NOTICES

The Summer 2022 application will open on February 1st. The application deadline is May 6th for Summer Session I and June 17th for Summer Session II. All students enrolling in any in-person courses must demonstrate compliance with GW's vaccine requirement. Additional information on the University's COVID response can be found on the Onward GW website.

Eligibility 
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.