Congratulations! You have been admitted to the School of Engineering & Applied Science at GW but what comes next? Please explore the links below to help with your transition to becoming a student at GW SEAS.
SEAS Fall 2020 Instruction Update:
On Monday, July 27, 2020, President LeBlanc announced that all undergraduate courses will be taught online and most graduate programs will be conducted online for the Fall 2020 semester, with certain programs holding discipline-specific in-person classes. With the decision to offer online instruction for the semester finalized, GW’s academic calendar is reverting back to its original schedule.
Most on-campus graduate courses at SEAS will be taught fully online with very few exceptions for in-person instruction. SEAS is committed to providing the highest quality education for all of our students. Back in May the SEAS faculty and staff to began to prepare for the fall semester with two principles in mind:
Uncompromised Quality: SEAS will provide the highest quality education regardless of what the pandemic throws our way.
Resilient Inclusion: SEAS will utilize modes of instruction that are flexible and agile to resiliently support all of our students and faculty in the face of significant uncertainties and dynamics.
The SEAS faculty and staff responded by committing to hybrid modes of instruction and this effort has paid off, as we are now well-prepared for the online format, including laboratory activities and design projects. All SEAS students will continue to interact with their academic advisors, professional advisors and career counselors online. We are similarly working to adapt our experiential programs and events to ensure that all SEAS community members have a positive and enriching experience, even from a distance.
New MS and Graduate Certificate students have the ability to start their program online through the Flex-Start Program. Please visit the Flex-Start website for additional information about this option and instructions on how to notify the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services that you will be starting your studies online.
All new PhD students should be in direct consultation with their faculty advisor and department chair in order to determine an appropriate plan of action. Faculty advisor approval is required in order for any new PhD student to start their studies online or defer their admission to the spring 2021 or fall 2021 semester. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your options, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services at [email protected].
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1-on-1 Information Sessions
Interested in asking us your questions in a 1-on-1 information session? Please email us at [email protected] and we will set something up that works for your schedule!
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Starting Fall 2020, GW SEAS will be offering admitted masters degree students the ability to start their MS degree program online through the Flex-Start program.
The Flex-Start program is ideal for admitted students who may be impacted by travel restrictions or visa delays. Students who participate in the Flex-Start program will have the ability to take two or three courses online during the fall semester and then continue their studies in-person in Washington, DC starting the Spring 2021 semester (assuming they complete their fall courses in good academic standing and receive a valid F-1 visa prior to the start of the spring semester).