The George Washington University (GW) values diversity in all forms and we welcome and support students from all backgrounds around the world. The university is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high quality college education by providing significant financial assistance, programming and academic support services.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive exemption from deportation.
If you’ve entered the United States without inspection or overstayed your visa and are present in the United States with or without your parents, we are committed to supporting you throughout your undergraduate or graduate studies at GW.
Important notice: Renewal applications for DACA will be accepted until October 5, 2017 and will be processed according to the prior existing policy. For more information, visit the resources page.
Undergraduate Admissions Process & Financial Aid
Follow the standard application process to submit an application for undergraduate admission, regardless of your country of citizenship, immigration status, residency or school location.
If you are an undocumented or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) individual, you are considered a domestic high school student within the application process. Required documents include the Common Application (including GW Supplement), an official high school transcript and two letters of recommendation. Undocumented students are eligible to apply test-optional. Undocumented students are not required to submit English proficiency exam scores or a Financial Certificate. To waive these requirements please contact your admissions representative within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions once your common application has been submitted.
The admissions process is confidential and immigration status is not considered by our admissions committee.
GW offers merit scholarships for highly qualified undergraduate undocumented and DACA individuals.
For a limited number of undocumented and DACA students, GW will provide additional funding to meet the Estimated Financial Contribution as decided by the CSS Profile. All students, regardless of citizenship, should complete and submit the CSS Profile.
To learn more about the qualifications for funding, contact the GW Office of Undergraduate Admissions at [email protected] or 1-202-994-6040.
Graduate Admissions Process
Follow the process to submit an application for graduate admission, regardless of your country of citizenship, immigration status, residency or school location. The admissions process is confidential and immigration status is not considered by the admissions committee.
For more information about applying to our graduate programs, contact GW Graduate Admissions at [email protected].
GW offers school- and program-based assistantships and fellowships, the majority of which are open to highly qualified students, regardless of immigration status. Contact the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships for more information.
Resources and Support on Campus
GW has a variety of offices and resources dedicated to ensuring that you are successful during your time at the university. Collaboration across the university creates a welcoming, enriching and inclusive environment for all students and the GW community as a whole.