Undergraduate Transfer Students

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Each year, many students transfer from other institutions to the Elliott school. Undergraduate Academic Advising is committed to serving the needs of students who transfer to GW by cultivating a sense of belonging, connecting students to academic resources, assisting students in building personal and professional networks, and supporting students in their progress toward graduation.

For information on how to transfer from outside of the University, please visit the University's Transfer Application Process page. 


On-Campus Transfer Students

Current GW students wishing to transfer into the Elliott School from another school within GW must meet the following minimum requirements before submitting an Internal Transfer Request to the Office of the Registrar:

Complete 24 semester hours in residence at GW with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Complete four of the following five courses: ECON 1011, ECON 1012, HIST 1011, PSC 1001, and PSC 1003 (in lieu of IAFF 1005)

Complete or waive the first year of a modern foreign language

If you are interested in transferring into the Elliott School, please plan to attend an Internal Transfer Workshop. Workshops are offered frequently throughout the fall and spring semesters. After you attend a workshop, you can meet one-on-one with an Elliott School advisor. You can also get quick questions answered during our Express Advising hours, M-F, 11:00am-1:00pm.


Getting involved on campus

There are hundreds of student organizations on campus, so you're sure to find something that suits you! For instance, check out the International Affairs Society. Participation in student organizations is a great way to meet new people and get involved in the GW community. Visit the Center for Student Engagement for more information.