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The Advising Center

Location: Duquès Hall, Suite 456

Phone: 202.994.7027 | Fax: 202.994.1123 | Email:

Advising Availability:

Express Advising:
Monday - Friday | 9:30am - 11:00am

Get quick answers to quick questions! Students can meet with an advisor-on-duty for 15 minutes or less about: clarification on forms & policies, quick-reference information, declaring a BBA concentration, and brief questions about curriculum requirements.
The following topics cannot be addressed during Express Advising, but can be taken care of during an appointment slot: planning for study abroad; graduation estimates; long-term scheduling recommendations; major/minor exploratory conversations; prospective internal transfer questions; articulation of external transfer credits; documentation needed for internships; ISO requests.

Advising Appointments:
Monday - Friday | morning & afternoon | based on advisor schedules

Students can schedule a 30-minute appointment with a GWSB advisor to discuss any kind of question. Simply call or stop by the Advising Center to schedule an appointment

Who is your advisor?

Our staff listing includes information on who you should meet with. General schedule & curriculum questions should be directed to the GWSB advisor per the listed alpha split. Questions about Study Abroad, External Transfers, Individualized Fields, and 5-year Program should be directed to the advisor(s) who oversees those specialty areas.

Mission of the Advising Center

The GWSB Advising Center supports and empowers our students to help them achieve their educational goals through:

Goal Setting/Academic Planning: We will work with students to develop a plan to meet their educational goals. We will monitor students' progress through this academic plan to ensure timely completion of their educational goals.

Development: We are committed to empowering students to make decisions, grow, and develop into independent thinkers and learners as they advance through their educational process at GWSB.

Advocacy: We will serve as our students' advocates when appropriate, both within the University and to external parties.

Resources: We will provide our students with information to help develop their academic skills by referring them to the appropriate academic resource center.

Logistics: We can work to instill confidence in our students by providing them with the tools to access the necessary resources at GW to achieve success. This should serve as a foundation for future means of adapting to new environments.

Advising Services

The Advising Center can assist students in the following areas:

  • Course Selection
  • Field of Concentration Selection
  • Interpreting University Policies and Procedures
  • Study Abroad Advising
  • Tutoring Referrals
  • Warning and Probation Counseling
  • Registration for Independent Research
  • Graduation Clearance
  • Dean's Certifications
  • Petitions for Exceptions to Academic Policies
  • Internships


The office offers many other services as well. We will assist you with any problems or questions that arise during your career as a GWSB undergraduate student.

For information on the Curriculum and degree requirements please visit the Degree Programs section of this web site.

Curriculum Information

Important Academic Deadlines

Attention External Transfer Students:

Please see your advisor for appropriate curriculum information.

Internal Transfer Information

Frequently Used Forms

Internships and Independent Research Projects

Contacts for Petitions, Study Abroad, and Summer Course Approvals

*All links are pdf forms.