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.