Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Applying As A High School Student

Do you love journalism? Are you fascinated by politics? High school seniors applying to the George Washington University may simultaneously apply to study either journalism and mass communications or political communication, and become part of the School of Media and Public Affairs. Indicate your wish to major in journalism or political communication on the GW application and write an essay explaining your ambitions. The application process is selective, but if accepted, you will be guaranteed a spot in SMPA as a freshman. For more, contact the GW Admissions Office.

Not sure? Once on campus for a year, sophomores may apply for either of the SMPA majors whether or not they applied as high school seniors.