2010 George Washington University transfer

Common App


Transfer Deadline

Apr. 1(F), Oct. 1(Sp)

  • SAT I or ACT: required if transferable credits are less than 30
  • SAT II
  • Recommendation letter(s): 1 
  • Minimum credits
  • Others
    • TOFEL: 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (iBT) or IELTS: 6.5
    • A grade of C- or better 
  • Documents
    • Application: GW Online Application orthe Common Application.
    • Supplement to the Common Application
    • Official transcript from each institution of higher education previously attended
    • Faculty Recommendation
    • College Official’s Report Form:  You must submit this form for all institutions where you have been enrolled full-time. Please print the form found on the Common Application Web site and submit it to the Dean of Students or a college official at your previous institution(s) who has access to your disciplinary record. The form must be sent directly to the GW Office of Admissions by the college official completing the form.
    • The following credentials are also required of students with fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit. If you are unsure of your credit status, we would advise you to submit these documents to facilitate the review of your application.
      • Official High School/Secondary School Transcript
      • Standardized Test Scores (SAT 5246 and ACT 0664.)

Essay Questions
Common Apps
  • Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (150 words or fewer, 1000 character maximum). 
  • Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
  • Include any additional information that you would like to provide regarding special circumstances, additional qualifications, etc. (1000 characters)
  • (All applicants) What most influenced you to apply to The George Washington University? If you are applying to an accelerated or special program, also explain why you are interested in this program at GW. (500 words)
  • (Applicants to the University Honors Program)
    • Why you want to be a member of the University Honors Program. (300 words)
    • Respond to one of the three essay topics below. (500 words)
      a. The nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill once wrote that "one person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests." Tell us about one of your beliefs - how you came to it, why you hold on to it, what has challenged it, and what you imagine its influence will be on your education or pursuits.
      b. In his lecture "The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution," British scientist C. P. Snow asserted the provocative idea that scientists have "the future in their bones" while "the traditional culture responds by wishing the future did not exist." Do you have views on the capacity of science and/or the humanities to solve society's most pressing problems? How has your education thus far prepared you to understand the relationship between "the two cultures"?
      c. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - A. Einstein. Describe your most interesting mistake.

Contact Info
  • Address
2121 I Street, NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20052
United States of America
  • Phone: 202-994-6040
  • Fax: 202-994-0325
  • Email: gwadm@gwu.edu