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.
Early Decision 1: November 1
Early Decision 2: January 5
Regular Decision: January 5
Spring Admission: October 1
Spring 2023 Admission Deadline
Applications will open on Friday, September 16th and are due Friday, October 7th
Fall 2024 Admission Deadline
Applications will open Friday, February 3rd and are due Friday, February 24th.
Connect with a SMPA Student
If you'd like to be connected to an ambassador and learn more about SMPA from a current student's perspective, please email Anna Camp, SMPA Student Services Specialist, at [email protected].
SMPA Awards and Financial Aid
SMPA offers a number of awards, fellowships, prizes, and other special opportunities each year to enhance our students' abilities to pursue their academic goals.
GW offers a number of merit scholarships and financial aid packages to help every student attend GW. You are 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.