Student Resources

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The information below includes resources for students in the Department of Clinical Research & Leadership.

For more information about the resources, explore the Office of Student Services.


MyGW is a portal for all GW systems, including GWMail, Blackboard, DegreeMap, GWeb, and other university services.

Visit MyGW to:

  • Register
  • View course schedule and grades
  • Access Blackboard
  • Access DegreeMap (advising software)
  • View the University Bulletin for official policies
  • View the academic calender
Advising and Registration

The GWeb registration system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (not including university holidays).

First Step: Access GWeb

  • Go to MyGW.
  • Click "GWeb Info System" on the left sidebar.
  • Log in with your GWid and PIN.

Second Step: Prepare to Register

  • Select "Student Records & Registration" from the GWeb Info System
  • Select "Registration Menu" to access the registration screen
  • Select "Prepare for Registration" to check your eligibility to register, including if there are any holds impacticing registration, and information on earned credit hours.

Third Step: Access the Student Records & Registration Menu

  • To search for specific coursework in a given term, select "Register for Classes" and select the appropriate term from the dropdown menu.
  • In the newly populated screen, students can search for specific courses, identify open sections, and identify any course conflicts.
  • Upon identifying a course you would like to register into, select the "add" button to add this to your academic schedule.
  • To drop a class, select your course from the “Summary” page and select “Web Drop” from the actions dropdown menu.
  • To confirm selection, click the "Submit" button. This will lock in your course selection.

If the courses show up as "Web registered on X date," you have successfully registered. Classes usually become available in Blackboard the week before coursework begins.

Note: For more detailed instructions, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website on GWeb Registration Processes.

Adding and Dropping

Classes A student can add or drop classes without penalty until 11:59 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.

Paying for Classes

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 at or (202) 994-7350 Monday through Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm EST or Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST.

Technology Support

Division of Information Technology (DIT) provides information and support to all GW students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (202) 994-GWIT (4948) or email

DIT's Student Technology Guide provides information on accessing your student accounts, security, software, and more.

Academic Resources

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 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 to schedule an appointment.

Academic Calender

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 2019 Session A January 7 March 1
Spring 2019 Session B March 4 April 26
Summer 2019 Session A April 29 June 22
Summer 2019 Session B June 24 August 17
Fall 2019 Session A August 26 October 19
Fall 2019 Session B October 21 December 14
University and Health Sciences Programs Policies

Academic policies for Health Science graduate and undergraduate students, including those related to admission, transfer of credits, academic standing, degree requirements, and enrollment status are provided in the following documents:

The Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities contains the following university policies:

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
Military Student Services

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 The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am - 5:30 mp EST, or Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.