Admitted Students Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to the George Washington University! Now that you've received your admissions offer, it's time to look at the next steps you must take to enroll as a graduate student at the School of Engineering & Applied Science:


  • Your academic department should have sent you an email concerning your admit status, including any prerequisites or conditions of admissions.
  • If you have any questions regarding your admissions letter, please contact [email protected]NOT the department.
  • Follow the steps outlined in your admissions letter to indicate whether you would like to accept your admissions offer, defer to a future semester, or decline your offer.

    • ‚ÄčInternational students: You will not be formally admitted until the receipt of all financial documents required for the processing of I-20 or DS-2019 forms have been received by our office. See our Visa Request Information.

  • If you have accepted your offer of admission, please pay your enrollment deposit.

  • Visit the GW Student Portal: GWeb InfoSystem.
  • Click the “Applicants” button on the right side of the page.
  • To log in, you will need to enter your GWid and Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your GWid can be found on your admissions offer letter. By default, your PIN is your date of birth in one of the following formats: MMDDYY or MMYY99.
  • The system will list the personal information we have for you, such as billing address and contact information.

International Students: You will not have access to register for classes until you have completed the I-20/DS-2019 form request process.

  • After accepting your offer of admission, you can create a GW email account through the Virtual Help Desk's Account Center. Visit this website to claim your email address for detailed instructions and online assistance.
  • NOTE: Once your GW email account has been set up, all official correspondence from the university will be sent here. If this is not an email account you expect to check frequently, please set up mail forwarding to have your emails sent to an account that you check frequently. The university is not responsible for you missing out on information sent to your GW email account.
  • Academic policies, course descriptions, degree requirements, fee information and financial regulations are provided in the University Bulletin.
  • Core Courses guidelines can be found on your respective department's website.
  • The official schedule of classes for the upcoming semester is also provided through the GW Student Portal. You will need to log in using your Net ID or GW e-mail login combination.
  • DegreeMAP is used to track your courses and credit hours for degree completion. Although incoming students will work primarily with their graduate professional advisors on DegreeMAP, students should still familiarize themselves with it. 
  • For incoming students, access will be provided the month prior to the first semester of classes.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to make a virtual appointment with their Graduate Professional Advisor prior to registering for classes.
  • Consult the Schedule of Classes for course details. You will need to use your NetID to log in.
  • NOTE: Penalty fees apply if you register for any class during the first week of classes OR drop classes after the first week of classes. See the Registrar's Office for more details.
  • If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the SEAS Graduate Advising team at [email protected].
  • International students: You will not have access to register for classes until you have completed the I-20/DS-2019 form request process.

Once you are admitted to a graduate program at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, you must submit a complete set of official credentials (transcripts) from all institutions previously attended to the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services in a sealed envelope by the deadline listed. Learn more about the policy here.

  • All graduate students who plan on taking classes in-person this Spring 2022 semester must be fully immunized two weeks prior to the first day of classes, January 10, 2022. As an admitted and/or incoming graduate student, the COVID-19 vaccine will be included as part of GW’s immunization requirements that are due by the beginning of the fall semester. All graduate students, regardless of age, will be required to submit COVID-19 immunization documentation.

  • For more information about the vaccination requirement, please visit the GW Coronavirus Website. More detailed information about the requirement is available in the FAQs.  If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please email [email protected] or call +1 (202)-994-5300 and select option #4.

  • Once you have registered for classes, a Statement of Account will be emailed to your GW email account regarding the payment due date. Review the materials carefully.
  • NOTE: Payment is typically due before the first day of the semester or summer session, or by the first day of class for courses offered in a timeline other than the traditional semester or summer session.
  • If you would like pay your account in person or have questions, please visit Colonial Central for the Student Accounts office.
  • Domestic students: All students with U.S. citizenship may voluntary enroll in the university's health insurance plan through Aetna Student Health. Visit the Colonial Health Center office for more information.
  • International Students: The university automatically enrolls all F-1 and J-1 visa holding international students in GW's Aetna Student Health Plan. This will be charged to your student account, along with your tuition fees. Read more about the student health insurance policy at GW.

Students participating in the Flex-Start program and taking courses online for the Fall 2020 semester and not located in the Washington, DC area, may defer their insurance reporting obligation until the Spring 2021 semester. Students must complete the Fall 2020 Waiver Form. Failure to complete the waiver will result in a student being enrolled and responsible for paying the Student Health Insurance Fee.

  • Need a student or alumni's perspective on courses, professors, and housing? Request to join the Facebook group just for past, current, and incoming SEAS graduate students.
  • Check out our upcoming Virtual Welcome Events!
  • The GWorld card is the official identification card for George Washington University students, staff, and faculty. Your GWorld card is used to access the library, the Science & Engineering Hall, and other important campus facilities. It may also be used to pay for copy and printing services, as well as food at restaurants on and off campus.
  • To obtain a GWorld card, you must go to the GWorld Card Office no earlier than one month prior to the first day of classes. You must have present your GWid number, passport/government-issued ID, AND  be registered for at least one course at GW.