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.

 


 

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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.

 

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First Year Application Deadlines

Early Decision 1: November 1

Early Decision 2: January 5

Regular Decision: January 5

Spring Admission: October 1

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Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall 2022 Admission 
Applications will open on Friday, January 28th and are due Friday, February 25th

Spring 2023 Admission Deadline
Applications will open on Friday, September 3rd and are due Friday, October 1

 


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 Marisa Mansueto, 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.