The portfolio must be submitted by the application deadline through Slide Room.
In addition to the Common Application, you must complete the Writing Supplement.
The GW supplemental essay question is a chance to show your personality and share your voice beyond your application.
Select one of the essay questions on the Common Application and respond in 250 words or fewer.
Essay Option 1 Research shows that an ability to learn from experiences outside the classroom correlates with success in college.
Duke University and University of Rochester also released previews of it 2012-2013 essay questions, and the required questions have been updated in College Essay Organizer, and there are many more questions that will be reconfirmed once they are officially released.
The school is a rare case since it has zero required questions, but 24 program-specific questions!
Overall, we've already got over 160 schools in College Essay Organizer with updated requirements, and we plan to have many more for you next week.
You should apply to the George Washington University (GW) as a freshman if you are currently in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or completed high school, but never enrolled in college courses.
You will submit the Common Application to apply to GW.
Your transcript must show grades from ninth through eleventh grade as well as courses being taken during your senior year.
The mid-year grade report should be sent to GW by your high school as soon as grades become available.
One counselor and one teacher recommendation should be submitted through forms on the Common Application.
If you're applying to the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design to major in Fine Arts, Fine Arts Photography, Graphic Design or Photojournalism, you must submit a portfolio of 10 to 15 completed works of art.
If possible, the work in your portfolio should be related to your area of interest.
Review the policy and see if you're in a group that's still required to submit test scores.
You may receive credit for college-level coursework through International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, allowing you to skip introductory courses, enter higher-level classes and fulfill general education requirements. You may be committed to one specific field of study during your time at GW, but you may also choose GW because of the breadth of our curricular offerings.
For this reason, we offer you the option to select both a primary and an alternate school choice on your application.
You are required to select a primary school to apply to, but you are not required to choose an alternate school or college.
If you wish to choose an alternate, include your choice on the Common Application. Review more details about primary and alternate school choice.
What was your greatest learning experience over the past four years that took place outside of the traditional classroom?
Historians write that Martha Washington was George Washington’s sounding board and closest confidant.
Reflect on a significant challenge you have encountered during your high school career.
Tell us about the person (mentor, family member, friend, coach, teacher, etc.) who provided support, advice, and wisdom to you in times of difficulty.
GW’s test-optional policy went into effect on August 1, 2015, so if you are applying for freshman or transfer admission you are not required to submit standardized test scores, except in select circumstances.
You can submit certain materials, including your transcript, recommendations and essay through the Common Application, but we also accept documents that are sent via mail and email.
The GW Admissions Committee carefully reviews each applicant based on academic background, the rigor of high school coursework and GPA.
In addition, the committee takes into consideration essays, letters of recommendation and extracurricular activities. We are looking for students who have the academic preparation, personal qualities and motivation to thrive in GW’s dynamic environment. If admitted, you agree to attend GW, submit a non-refundable enrollment fee by the deposit deadline and withdraw applications submitted to other colleges.
The deadline for Early Decision I is November 1 and you will receive your admission decision by mid-December.
Apply Early Decision I by November 1 An official high school transcript must be submitted by your high school, either online or by mail.