Academic Advising and Student Services

Appointments

Appointments with your academic advisor should be made online
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate same-day appointments or appointment requests made by e-mail.

Express Advising

Express advising is available weekdays during the academic year from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Express advising is reserved for "quick questions," clarification on forms, and quick reference information.

Student records cannot be reviewed during express advising, and the following issues cannot be addressed: degree audits, balance sheets, planning for study abroad, or anything requiring more than 5-10 minutes of discussion.

Advising During First Weeks of Classes & Registration

The busiest times in the Academic Advising office take place during the first two weeks of the semester and the registration periods. During these times, standard appointments and express advising are suspended and replaced with the following advising options:

Quick Start Advising

Quick Start Advising takes place during the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters.

All academic advisors are available on a first-come, first-served basis between the hours of 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm during this time. Students can meet with the first available advisor or their assigned advisor (though selecting this option can result in longer wait times). Questions are not limited to "short questions;" meetings may take longer than ten minutes (but will not exceed thirty minutes); and advisors have full access to student records.

Registration Advising

Registration Advising takes place during registration periods in early November and late March/early April (see the Registrar's website for registration dates).

All academic advisors are available on a first-come, first-served basis between the hours of 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm during this time. Students can meet with the first available advisor or their assigned advisor (though selecting this option can result in longer wait times). Questions are not limited to "short questions;" meetings may take longer than ten minutes (but will not exceed thirty minutes); and advisors have full access to student records.

Peer Advising

The Elliott School also utilizes undergraduate peer advisors.

What Advisors Do

While students are responsible for determining their schedule and meeting all degree requirements, Academic Advisors are here to guide undergraduate students through the entire undergraduate degree. An Academic Advisor can help you:

  • Choose your courses
  • Prepare a four year plan
  • Organize a study abroad experience
  • Plan an internship (for credit and zero credit)
  • Choose a secondary field of study
  • Create or choose a concentration
  • Explore extracurricular opportunities
  • Check your progress toward graduation
  • Generally facilitate your successful completion of GW and the Elliott School's undergraduate program.

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Contact Academic Advising

Academic Advising and Student Services
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 302
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-3002
Fax: 202-994-9537
Email: advising@gwu.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (during the fall & spring semesters)
UNDERGRADUATE Express Advising: Monday - Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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