Academic Support

Health Sciences Resources

The Office of Student Life and Academic Support is an office tasked with providing academic support services and improving the GW student experience. The faculty and staff are highly dedicated to the success of students. The office can provide learning and study skills assessment and is a resource for other support services. Appointments are available face-to-face or virtually. 

Learning and Study Skills Assessment

Want to assess your learning and study skills? The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) provides individualized diagnostic and prescriptive feedback about learning and study skills essential for strategic learning. Schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Life and Academic Support at to learn more about the LASSI. 

Peer and Group Tutoring

The Office of Student Life and Academic Support is exploring the option of providing peer and group tutoring. We are looking for motivated students who have demonstrated academic excellence and have a strong desire to help their peers.

If you are interested, request an application to become a Peer Tutor. If your application is considered, you will be invited for an interview. If you have any questions or wish to request an application, contact the Office of Student Life and Academic Support by email at


Schedule an appointment for one-on-one advisement

University Academic Support Resources

There are several academic support services offered through the University’s Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC). Some of those services include the Writing Center, GW libraries, and Disability Support Services.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) works with students, faculty, and staff to foster academic excellence. Services include, but are not limited to, providing reasonable accommodations through a variety of services and programs and strategic skills assistance.

Learn more about DSS

Disability Support Services is located on the Foggy Bottom campus in Rome Hall.

Location: 801 22nd Street, NW, Suite 102, Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-8250
Register with DSS


Himmelfarb Library – Foggy Bottom Campus

The Himmelfarb Library is open to students enrolled in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

  • Location: 2300 Eye Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
  • Phone: 202-994-2850
  • Visit the Himmelfarb Library website for hours of operation

Gelman Library – Foggy Bottom Campus

The Gelman Library is the University’s main library equipped with student and reading lounges, group study rooms, and the University Writing Center. 

  • Location: 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
  • Phone: 202-994-6558
  • Visit the Gelman Library website for hours of operation.

Eckles Library - Mount Vernon Campus

The Eckles Library houses a 24-hour computer lab and study space.

  • Location: 2100 Fox Hall Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
  • Phone: 202-242-6620
  • Visit the Eckles Library website for hours of operation.

Virginia Science and Technology Campus

  • Location: 44983 Knoll Square Suite 179 (Enterprise Hall), Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Phone: 571-553-8230
  • Visit the VSTC Library website for hours of operation.
Writing Center

Need assistance with your writing or research projects? The University Writing Center is staffed with writing consultants to assist students and faculty with strengthening writing skills. Consultation, whether in person or virtual, is available from the brainstorming phase through polishing a manuscript for publication. In addition to its main location in Gelman Library, there are four satellite locations -- Eckles Library, Himmelfarb Library, Ashburn Campus, and the Multicultural Student Services Center -- where free services are provided. Drop-ins are welcome, but slots fill up quickly.

Schedule an appointment online

Visit the GW Writing Center website for more information on locations and hours of operation.

Writing Center at Himmelfarb Library

The GW Writing Center @ Himmelfarb is available during Fall and Spring semesters. The service is free to all students (including distance education students), faculty, and staff. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please visit GW Writing Center @ Himmelfarb.

Other University Academic Support Services

Other University Academic Support Services include:

GW Student Health Center

The GW Student Health Center offers numerous tip sheets to help you manage your busy life.

Visit the Health Center website


DegreeMAP is the University’s online advising and degree auditing tool used by students and their advisors to track progress toward degree completion. It is available through the GWeb Information System.

Once you are in the GWeb system, go to Student Records & Registration, then Student Records Information Menu, then click on DegreeMAP.

Office of Academic Integrity

The Office of Academic Integrity addresses academic dishonesty, administers disciplinary procedures outlined in the Code of Academic Integrity, and promotes academic integrity through various educational initiatives. Access the Code of Academic Integrity and learn more about the Office of Academic Integrity by visiting the website.

Student Success Workshops

The Office of Student Support and Family Engagement (SSFE) offers a series of Student Success Workshops each semester aimed at assisting students in improving skills and providing tips and tricks for being a successful student.

For more information about workshops being offered visit the GW Students Website.