Make note of your GWID
Your GWID can be found in your admission letter and is used to log into GWeb, the university system that you will use to register for courses, view your grades, and access your student account. Your initial “PIN” is your date of birth in a MMDDYY format. If you cannot find your GWID, please visit the GWID retrieval website.
Set Up Your NetID
The NetID is a user name that becomes your email address and provides access to various university systems. Please create your NetID as soon as possible. You will need your GWID, found in your admission letter, to create your NetID. All official communication from GWU will come to your GW email address. Please check this account regularly or forward it to your personal account.
Email is our primary means of communicating with you. You are responsible for reading emails sent to your GWMail account from any University office, faculty, or staff member and responding by the timelines outlined in the email. Students may opt to forward their GWMail account to a personal account.
Apply for Financial Aid
Domestic graduate students generally apply for Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, or private loans to fund their education. Federal Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans require students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance website.
Register with Disability Support Services
GW is committed to providing equal access for all students. That access is often facilitated through the implementation of formal disability accommodations. Students who need accommodation must register with Disability Support Services to ensure that your accommodations are appropriately and efficiently communicated to university faculty and other necessary parties, including GW Housing, Student Health or other relevant parts of university operations.
International Students (F/J-1 Visa Holders)
International Students (F-1 or J-1 visa holders) must complete the mandatory in-person check-in upon arrival to GW at the International Student Services Office (ISO). If you have any questions, please visit the ISO’s website or contact Global & Experiential Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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