GWU Coursework Completed Prior to Matriculation

Students who have completed graduate-level coursework as a degree seeking student at GW prior to official admission and matriculation to the GWSB graduate program may request the coursework to be applied towards their degree requirements.  Below are the requirements that all coursework completed to be eligible for application towards the graduate degree.

Non-Degree Coursework

Students may apply up to 6 credit hours of GW non-degree coursework taken prior to official admission and matriculation to the program toward their degree requirements.  Students who have completed coursework as a non-degree student must submit a Non-Degree Course Request form to their academic advisor for review.

GW coursework completed as a non-degree student must be:

  • Graduate-level and credit-bearing
  • Not applied to a previous degree
  • Taken within two years at the point of matriculation
  • Completed with a B or better

Please note:

  • Assignment of non-degree credit is subject to evaluation by their graduate programs.
  • The number of credit hours applied will be equal to the number of credits listed on the GW transcript.

Certificate and Degree-Seeking Coursework

Students may apply up to 12 credit hours of GW graduate coursework taken as a graduate certificate student (excludes those certificates where students are designated non-degree) or degree-seeking student that was taken prior to official admission and matriculation to their graduate program toward their degree requirements.  Students who have completed coursework as a graduate certificate or degree-seeking student must submit a GW Course Request form to their academic advisor for review.

Please note: Students should be aware that not all programs will accept the 12 credit maximum and should consult with their academic advisor about program specific restrictions.

GW coursework completed as graduate certificate and degree-seeking student must be:

  • Graduate-level and credit-bearing
  • Not applied to a previous degree
  • Taken within three years at the point of matriculation
  • Completed with a B or better