Undergraduate Admissions

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High school seniors and most current undergraduate students in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) are eligible to apply to the Journalism and Mass Communication or Political Communication majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA).

Prospective students should explain their interest in studying either journalism or political communication and follow the supplementary essay prompt on the GW application.




Key Application Dates and Deadlines

When applying to GW, it is important to be aware of the key deadlines. First-year students have three application options including Regular Decision, Early Decision I and Early Decision II. 

You are also required to meet all financial aid deadlines to be fully considered for need-based assistance. Need-based assistance is only available to eligible U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are not eligible for need-based assistance.


Key Dates and Deadlines