The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Our location in the heart of Washington places us at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. We sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Our students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world.
Across all disciplines and academic areas, GW students put their education into action. Research done at our university propels the scientific and engineering communities into the future, while our liberal arts majors help shape the cultural and political landscape. Through our network of internships, partnerships, research and service initiatives in Washington, D.C. and beyond, we study the world and work to change it.
About GW Pre-College
GW Pre-College program enrolls high school students in academic programs that integrate lectures and seminars with and applied exploration of an area of study. Our programs build on the academic strengths of our institution, the expertise of our faculty, and the strategic advantage of our location. Programs are enhanced by experiential learning which offer hands-on learning opportunities for students to connect theoretical concepts to real-world practice. Students also engage in co-curricular and recreational programs which introduce them to prospective fields of interests through site visits around Washington, D.C. Students have the opportunity to participate in college readiness seminars that engage them in an understanding of the admissions process and the student experience, as they prepare for their college future. Students enjoy a range of recreational programs and participate in excursions to cultural and historic sites around Washington, D.C.
The GW Pre-College Program offers scholarship opportunities for eligible students, as outlined below. The deadline for consideration for all scholarship programs is March 1st.
Caminos al Futuro is a full scholarship program which seeks to cultivate leadership potential and scholarship in students who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latino communities. Tuition, room and board, and travel are covered.
The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship opportunity is available to students who live in Washington, D.C. and who attend a D.C. Public or Public Charter school. Applicants who meet these eligibility requirements and who apply to the College Intensive Students who apply for the Introduction to Engineering course (3 credits), or the Summer Immersion non-credit programs in biomedical engineering, pre-medicine, crime scene investigation, computer science and robotics will automatically be considered.
Corcoran Studio Experience is a 3-week 3-credit summer program that focuses on a variety of mediums for students considering a degree in the fine arts. This scholarship opportunity is available to students who live in Washington, D.C. and who attend a D.C. Public or Public Charter school. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered.
How to Apply
Apply to Pre-College (GW will waive the application fee for NSHSS students applying to any GW Pre-College program.)
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- Early Decision I: November 1
- Early Decision II: January 1
- Regular Decision: January 1
- Spring Freshman Admission: October 1
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