New Undergraduate Student Checklist

Welcome to GW! Making sure you're ready for school isn't just about signing up for classes -- you need to stay in good administrative and financial standing throughout the year. Keep track of what you have to do every semester with our checklist:

Spring (before you begin)



  • If you have an organization paying your bill (such as an embassy or employer), submit your sponsor authorization to Third-Party Billing by mid-September.
  • Sign into MyGW or GWeb in mid-October to see if you have any financial, academic or immunization holds on your account that might prevent you from registering for your Spring courses.
  • Register for your Spring courses in early November.
  • Make arrangements for your bill to be paid in full by the first day of the Spring semester, or sign up for the Monthly Payment Plan.
  • The first semester can be an exciting but challenging time. If you know someone who needs a little bit more support, the CARE Network can help connect them to the right resources. 
  • Be sure to check for financial and registration holds prior to your designated time to register.

Spring (of your first year)

​Still have questions? Don't understand the process? Can't find what you're looking for? We're happy to help -- just let us know!

Prospective Undergraduate Students

If you're a prospective undergraduate student, please visit Undergraduate Admissions for more information about applying to GW and financial aid. 

Transfer Students

If you're a transfer student, please review the Transfer Students Checklist for information on registration and enrollment at GW.

Veteran & Military Students

If you're a veteran, military, or dependent student, visit these checklists for Admitted and Returning students.