The information below includes resources for students in the Department of Clinical Research & Leadership.
Contact the Office of Student Services, for more information about the resources.
MyGW is a portal for all GW systems, including GWMail, Blackboard, DegreeMap, GWeb, and other university services.
Visit MyGW to:
- View course schedule and grades
- Access Blackboard
- Access DegreeMap (advising software)
- View the University Bulletin for official policies
- View the academic calender
Advising and DegreeMap
DegreeMap is your program of study and snapshot of your current academic progress. The DegreeMap Planner offers an individualized guide for course selection and registration each semester.
To access DegreeMap:
- Go to MyGW.
- Click "GWeb Info System" on the left sidebar.
- Type in your User ID (GWid) and password.
- Select "Student Records & Registration."
- Select "Student Records Information."
- Select "DegreeMap."
- Click the "Planner" tab.
If you notice an error on your DegreeMap, or have questions about the recommended course sequence, please contact your advisor. Tutorials are available here: Office of the Registrar.
Your advisor will be registering you for classes each semester. Please contact your advisor for further information.
Adding and Dropping Classes
A student can add or drop classes without penalty until 8:00 pm EST the Sunday before classes start. Any changes to registration after this deadline will incur a penalty. If you must add or drop a class after the first day of classes, please contact your advisor for guidance.
Visit the Course Drop Refund Schedule for current semester dates and deadlines.
Textbooks and course materials are posted 4-6 weeks before the start of each semester. Order books soon after you register to be sure you have them before classes start.
- Go to GW Bookstore.
- Click "Books" (blue bar at top), then "Textbooks."
- For "Select Your Program," default to All Programs in drop box.
- Select the appropriate term.
- Select Your Department (i.e. "CML").
- Select the appropriate section. This should be a DE section (e.g. DE, DE1, DE2).
- Click "Submit."
Be sure to use the correct ISBN if you use another vendor.
All payments must be received by the first day of class. Please use the Paying for Classes guide for detailed information on the process.
Credit card payments can be used for tuition and other fees for distance education students only.
There is no automatic drop for non-payment. All unpaid balances are subject to a late fee and interest accrual. A financial hold will be placed on all unpaid accounts over $500.
The Student Accounts Office is happy to answer any billing questions. Contact them by email at email@example.com or by phone (202) 994-7350 Monday through Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm EST or Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST.
DIT's Student Technology Guide provides information on accessing your student accounts, security, software, and more.
Library and Database Access
As a student within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, your home library is the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers a Himmelfarb Library Online Orientation and The Himmelfarb Library tutorials will familiarize you with the many resources available for students. Additionally, you have access to the university’s main library, the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library.
ALADIN gives you access to resources from off-campus including material requests from university partner libraries. Use your last name and GWid to log in to ALADIN. If you need assistance with ALADIN, contact the Gelman Library Circulation Desk at (202) 994-6840 or firstname.lastname@example.org and identify yourself as a Health Sciences student.
Off-campus students should use the Virtual Private Network (VPN). Login with your username and password for GWMail. This will allow you to use the online library resources as if you were using an on-campus computer. View the Login From Off-Campus tutorial for step by step instructions.
Several other Research Tutorials are available to provide further information on the research process.
GW Writing Center
The GW Writing Center offers free individual tutoring for GW students. Tutors are available during any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, organizing information efficiently and clearly, developing a strong thesis, addressing grammar and punctuation issues, providing evidence in support of an argument, and presenting the findings of an experiment or the solution to a research problem.
Tutors are available by telephone for off-campus students. Arrangements are required in advance. Email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
The academic calender for students taking 7 week format classes.
The academic calendar for all other students.
15 week courses
Follow the standard university's academic calendar including beginning and end dates for each semester.
8 week courses
|Semester||Session||Begin Date||End Date|
|Spring 2018||Session A||January 8||March 3|
|Spring 2018||Session B||March 5||April 28|
|Summer 2018||Session A||April 30||June 23|
|Summer 2018||Session B||June 25||August 18|
|Fall 2018||Session A||August 27||October 20|
|Fall 2018||Session B||October 22||December 15|
Academic policies for Health Science graduate and undergraduate students, including those related to admission, transfer credits, academic standing, degree requirements, and enrollment status are provided in
The Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities contains the following university policies:
- Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities
- University Policy on Equal Opportunity
- Student Grievance Procedures
- Code of Student Conduct
- Code of Academic Integrity
- Privacy of Student Records
Policies on the following topics are provided in the Schedule of Classes
- Collection of Student Current Address Information
- Students called to Active Military Duty
- Religious Holidays
- Graduation Retention Information
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Directory Information Release of Student Information
As a military or veteran student we understand you bring unique skills and experiences to GW. Along with those skills and experiences, however, you often face equally unique needs and challenges. The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services offers a range of services and information including a helpful checklist, Yellow Ribbon Program procedures, the certification process, and a service center all designed to help you meet those challenges and achieve your academic goals.
For assistance please call (202) 994-9570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is open Monday through Thursday 9:30 pm - 5:30 pm, EST or Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST.