New Students

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Congratulations on your admission to the Integrative Medicine program. Bookmark this page for easy reference to important information and resources. Please successfully complete the following steps below to enter the program:

1) Apply for Financial Assistance

Student Aid

If you wish to apply for federal loans, you must submit the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year. In addition to the FAFSA, you may be required to submit supplementary documentation for federal and private loans. Students who receive financial assistance must adhere to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at or (202) 994-9000.

The Admissions Office must have your social security number (SSN) on file before financial aid can be processed. If you did not include your SSN with your application, please contact the Health Science Admissions office at (202) 994-8528.

Military Aid

If you are using tuition assistance (TA), please email your TA authorization form to Third Party Billing at A degree plan and cost verification sheet are available via an email request to your advisor.

Please include your GWid and the last four digits of your SSN in the body of the email, and copy your advisor. Each semester, students are responsible for the registration fee, which is not covered by TA. Please pay your portion (the remaining balance owed after TA is applied) before the first day of classes.

If you are planning to use the G.I. Bill®, please use this checklist.

The GW Certifying Official(s) can be found at the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services at or (202) 994-9570.

2) Login to the GWeb Info System

The GWeb Info system allows you to register for classes, pay your bill, change your address, and check your grades.

To log in to the GWeb Info System:

  • Go to the MyGW portal.
  • On the left-hand side, click on "GWeb Info System."
  • Enter your User ID (i.e. your GWid). You can find your GWid in your acceptance email.
  • Enter your PIN (your birthdate) in the MMDDYY format.
  • You will then be prompted to change your PIN and set up a security question.

3) Claim Your NetID Account

Claiming your NetID allows you to create your GWMail account. Your NetID will be the first part of your email address (before, and also your username when signing in to Blackboard. All official university communication will be sent to your GWMail address. You should plan to check your GWMail a few times each week or forward your GWMail to another email address you check regularly. Visit Google Mail's help page for forwarding instructions.

Please wait 1-2 business days following accepting your offer of admission to claim your NetID.

To claim your NetID:

  • Click on "Claim your GW Email Address/NetID."
  • Fill out the "Account Claim" form.

Access your GWMail account through the MyGW portal or by going directly to the email login page.

4) Learn About the Blackboard Classroom

Blackboard is the platform for your online courses and the portal for syllabi, course-related materials, assignments, assessments, and communication features provided by each instructor. Your Blackboard account is active 24 hours after you create a GW NetID (GWMail account).

Before classes begin, students are encouraged to login to Blackboard and review the Blackboard Student Guides, which are located in the upper right hand corner of the course administration homepage. Here, students learn how to navigate the Blackboard environment through several instructional videos. Enrolled students may access these guides at any time.

5) Online Orientation

Graduate students complete a self-paced orientation course in Blackboard, which opens up three weeks before the semester start. Admitted students must create a NetID in order to be added to the class. The orientation is the perfect introduction to the Blackboard online classroom, allowing admitted students to understand the tools and expectations of their academic program. Students should budget up to two hours to complete all of the modules in the orientation course. Your advisor will inform you when the orientation course is available to students.

6) Review the GW Code of Academic Integrity

The GW Code of Academic Integrity governs all students at the university and is a symbol of the commitment to academic honesty, mutual respect, and moral integrity that the GW community values and nurtures. As a new student in the university, your entry into the GW community is an agreement to these standards and principles.

7) Visit the Students Resources Webpage

The Student Resources webpage includes links to the following areas:

  • Advising and Registration
  • Paying for Classes
  • Academic Resources and Policies
  • Technology Support