Admitted Students: Next Steps

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 contactengineering@gwu.eduNOT the department.
  • U.S. citizens: If you have accepted your offer of admission, please pay your enrollment deposit.
  • International students: If you have been offered admissibility pending financial certification, you must first complete the intent to enroll form and indicate whether you would like to accept your admissions offer, defer to a future semester, or decline your offer.
    • ​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.

    • You will receive an email from us once your enrollment form has been processed which will allow you to proceed with the following steps.

  • Visit the GW Student Portal and select the "GWeb InfoSystem" link from the top left menu 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 your "GWeb Information System" until you have received your I-20 or DS-2019 form in the mail.

  • After accepting your offer of admission, you can create a GW email account through the Virtual Help Desk's Account Center. See the Help Desk Account Center 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 are also provided through the GW Student Portal. You will need to login 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.
  • 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 are strongly encouraged to make a Skype 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 seasgrad@gwu.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As a reminder, there is no on-campus housing for graduate students. Incoming students must seek housing in one of the neighborhoods surrounding GW.
  • Familiarize yourself with the neighborhoods surrounding campus where students often live.
  • Students may also join the Facebook group for SEAS graduate students and alumni to inquire about housing and roommate availability.

15) Join the Facebook group & download the Welcome Week app.

  • Need a student or alumni's perspective on courses, professors, and housing? Request to the join the Facebook group just for past, current, and incoming SEAS graduate students.
  • Download the app for Welcome Week events and other information on the Apple Store and Google Play.