Undergraduate Student Resources
From advising and tutoring to funding and career services, resources are available to make the student experience as productive, supportive and enjoyable as possible.
Academic and Career Resources
GW Academic Commons
Find tutoring assistance, writing and research help, step-by-step study strategies, language support and more on the Academic Commons.
GW Center for Career Services
GW supplies career and job search coaching, self-assessment services, résumé and cover letter development, networking and more.
CCAS Undergraduate Advising
Columbian College assigns each student an advisor to navigate declaring a major or minor, finding internships and other academic support.
Credits From Another University
Courses taken at other universities must be pre-approved by the student’s Department of Geography advisor, who will submit paperwork to the Office of the Registrar if approved. Students should bring a copy of the course syllabus and Transfer Credit Approval Form with appropriate sections completed when meeting with their advisor. More details are available on the Office of the Registrar website.
Study Abroad Credits
Students wishing to transfer credit from courses taken while studying abroad should meet with their department advisor to discuss academic logistics. Students will then use the CATS (course approval transfer system) to transfer their study abroad courses. Students should provide a complete syllabus, semester in which the course was taken, the department and country of study and the name of the GW course for which they hope to obtain credit. Find more information on the transfer credit process by visiting the GW Office for Study Abroad.
Joseph Dymond Scholarship for Educational Travel
Undergraduate students majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies are invited to apply for this $1,500 award.
Undergraduate Research Award
Apply for this $5,000 research award, open to first-years, sophomores and juniors.
Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Apply for a fellowship to support a research project carried out over several weeks or across multiple semesters.
KACIF Travel Grants
Apply for a Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) Travel Grant to supplement an unpaid internship.
Student Financial Assistance
Look for scholarships, Federal Work-Study positions, military benefits and other funding assistance.