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English Language Proficiency - To be considered for admission, there are minimum required scores that you need to meet. Please note that higher minimums are required by some schools and programs; check the admissions requirements for your program.
Students are required to register for an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course, which will be indicated in your letter of admission. In the first EAP class meeting, you will be given the EAP Diagnostic Test to confirm correct EAP placement. You should anticipate additional tuition expenses as well as a possible extended period of time required to complete your degree program.
GW requires all students to submit additional supplemental information as a part of their Common Application, including an additional supplemental essay. Applications will not be considered complete without the writing supplement. The writing supplement is accessible via the Common Application.
Applicants must submit official transcript copies representative of their entire secondary school career. Secondary schools must be four years of academic study including the current year in progress. Transcripts are required from each secondary school attended as well as marks from any national examinations.
GW is test-optional, meaning students applying for freshman or transfer admission are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), except in the following select circumstances: (applicants of accelerated Seven-Year B.A./M.D. Program, applicants who are homeschooled, applicants who attend secondary schools that provide only narrative evaluations rather than some form of grading scale, and recruited NCAA Division I athletes