School Without Walls Faculty

If you are interested in taking courses through the Exposure Program, you first require the approval of the SWW principal. Availability is subject to allotted course limits for the current academic year, beginning in the fall semester and ending each year in the summer semester.

Apply for Approval

Obtain the appropriate registration form from the School Without Walls Guidance Counselor and submit to the School Without Walls principal. Once all forms are approved for the semester, please 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: School Without Walls Exposure Program
  • 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 parts until your application is complete, including attaching signed and completed copies of the Policy Form (PDF), Registration Request Form, Recommendation Form (PDF) and Student Consent Form (PDF). Please review your application before submitting to make sure the information you've given us is complete and accurate.

  • Faculty are not required to submit a transcript or essay as a part of their application.  Please upload a completed Faculty Waiver (PDF) in each of these fields.
  • The application will also instruct you to provide a name and email address for a recommender, which for you will be a SWW guidance counselor. A link will then be sent to the counselor allowing them to upload the faculty recommendation form directly to your application.
  • Please upload your faculty registration form in the field titled Registration Form.

Register & Pay Your Bill


GW will register you in the chosen course if you have not registered already. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.

Outstanding Fees

The Exposure Program covers tuition only. You are responsible for paying associated course fees and materials costs.

Prepare for Class

Get Your Student ID Card

To use on-campus facilities, including the library, acquire a GW student ID card (GWorld) from the GWorld Office.

Submit a Mandatory Health Form

If you are under the age of 26, D.C. law requires that you submit a Mandatory Health Form to Student Health Services, prior to the first day of class.

View Course Information

Log in to Blackboard, GW’s online course management system, to view information about your course.

Purchase Course Materials

Check the GW Bookstore to see if course materials are available.

Find Your Class Location

Use our virtual tour to become familiar with the location for your class.