Costs & Financial Planning

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Contact Us

Office of Non-Degree Students

Old Main
1922 F Street
Suite 304
Washington, DC 20052
phone: 202-994-1972
office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

For the following groups, please click on the links below for specific contact information.

Alumni Course Audit Program
Office of Alumni Relations
phone: 202-994-6435

Center for Talented Youth (CTY Program)
Coordinator, Office of Non-Degree Students
phone: 202-994-1972

School Without Walls Exposure Program
Coordinator, Office of Non-Degree Students
phone: 202-994-1972

Pre-College Programs and Summer Institutes
GW Summer Sessions
1922 F Street, NW, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20052
phone: 202-994-6360
fax: 202-994-9360

Semester in Washington
(Applied Politics and Native American Political Leadership Program)
Semester in Washington
1922 F Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20052
phone: 202-994-3284
fax: 202-994-8471

Programs for Alumni

Through the Alumni Course Audit Program, GW alumni may audit a variety of courses at a discounted rate on a not-for-credit basis.  The Program is a wonderful way to enhance professional skills, increase knowledge, reconnect with GW, and pursue a commitment to lifelong learning.  Details are available online:

Alumni Course Audit Program


The Alumni Course Audit Program is also open to DC residents 60 years of age and older who reside in the neighborhood surrounding our DC campuses (Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon).

Please note that participants in this Program must register through the Alumni House.  You should not complete a non-degree application or register through the Registrar’s Office or the University’s online registration system.

Any questions about the Alumni Course Audit Program should be directed to the Office of Alumni Relations:  202-994-6435 or

Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

Seventh to 8th grade students are selected through Johns Hopkins University’s CTY Talent Search to receive a one-course scholarship to GW.  A limited number of scholarships are available and CTY notifies GW of the eligible students. If you, or your son or daughter, has received a scholarship letter from CTY, please read the steps below regarding the process for enrolling in a course through this program.
  1. Most recipients use their scholarship during the summer.  Please check theSchedule of Classes to search for a class you’d like to take.  If the schedule is not yet available for the term in which you want to register, please check contact the Office of Non-Degree Students (ONDS) to learn when the schedule will be published.
  2. You are eligible for courses numbered between 1000 and 2001 provided there are no prerequisites and there is space in the classroom.
  3. Courses are offered at both our main (Foggy Bottom) campus and the Mt. Vernon campus (accessible via shuttle), be sure to confirm the location of the course.
  4. Please note that the scholarship does not cover any related course fees and materials, so you will be required to pay those costs directly.
  5. In order to register for courses at GW as a CTY student, you will first need to fill out a Non Degree Student online application.
  6. In the Academic Information portion of the application under Select your Program please choose "CTY Scholarship Program."
  7. Upon completion of the application the system will prompt you for a payment.  Please choose "check" as your payment type and the Office of Non Degree Students will waive your application fee.
  8. ONDS will process your application in approximately 2 business days and provide you with an ID number (GWid). Your GWid will be your unique student number and should be included on your Registration Form.
  9. Once you have been registered, ONDS will send you a confirmation e-mail with further instructions including how to obtain a GW identification card, library access, setting up a GW e-mail account and more.    
Congratulations on your award and do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail,, or phone at 202-994-1972.

Special Programs

GW welcomes a number of special groups of students who are registered in non-degree status.  If you plan to enroll at the university as part of any of the programs listed below, please click on the link provided for application instructions.

How to Apply

Visiting students should apply for short-term abroad programs through the Office for Study Abroad.

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Suite 505
Washington, DC 20052
Tel: 202.994.1649
Fax: 202.994.9133

Visiting Student Options

Visiting students are invited to enroll in short-term study abroad courses led by GW faculty. These courses spend anywhere from one week to one month abroad, and most hold class sessions on campus or online before and after travel.

Study Abroad

Enrich your mind while exploring new horizons. GW offers a wide range of short-term abroad programs in the world’s most fascinating locations—taking your studies beyond the lecture hall into the global classroom. Study modernism and the arts in Paris, examine development and change in contemporary China, or join an archaeological expedition in Israel. Courses range from one week to two months, and most include some on-campus or online meetings. For a life changing and unforgettable learning experience, study abroad with GW!