School Without Walls

The School Without Walls Exposure Program provides opportunities for qualified students and staff within School Without Walls to take classes at GW and earn academic credit.  For students, the application process takes place each semester (fall, spring and summer) and eligibility requirements as well as general information can be found on the School Without Walls website. Students interested in learning more about the application process should speak to a School Without Walls Guidance Counselor.

School Without Walls staff interested in taking courses at GW through the Exposure Program require the approval of the SWW principal. Availability is subject to allotted course limits for the current academic year, beginning in the fall semester and ending each year in the summer semester. Questions regarding the process can be directed to the School Without Walls Guidance Counselor.

Admitted Students

  1. Submit your Declaration of Intent to the admissions representative who processed your application.

  2. If you have not previously, submit your Mandatory Health Form to the Student Health Services office prior to the start of classes. Failure to do so will result in a hold on your record that will not allow you to register for courses or obtain your grades.

  3. Attend the required registration session (typically held a month prior to the start of classes) and read the Registration Instructions to learn more about how to choose courses and to obtain or turn in the required forms.

  4. While choosing courses, be sure to note the days and times the course meets as well as the campus. Courses are offered at both our main (Foggy Bottom) campus and the Mt. Vernon campus (accessible via shuttle), so read the schedule of classes carefully.

  5. Prior to the start of classes turn in a signed Policy Form as well as a Registration Request Form to the Office of Non-Degree Students (ONDS).

  6. ONDS will confirm your registration by email. Double check class meeting days and times.

  7. Pay any outstanding fees on your student account. The Exposure Program covers tuition only. Students are responsible for associated fees and materials.

  8. Begin your semester!

Students who would like to add or drop courses after the first day of classes, should first speak to the School Without Walls Guidance Counselor who will contact GW regarding the change.

Office Contact

Office of Non-Degree Students
1922 F Street, NW, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-1972
Fax: 202-994-9360