The information below includes resources for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate.
Learn more information about the resources provided through 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:
- View course schedule and grades
- Access Blackboard
- Access DegreeMap (advising software)
- View the University Bulletin on official policies
- View the academic calendar
Advising and DegreeMap
DegreeMap is your program of study, which shows you a 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.
The GWeb registration system is available seven days a week (not including university holidays) from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm EST during the online registration period. The University Registrar sets the schedule each semester. Consult their website for the most up-to-date information or contact your advisor.
First Step: Identify your Course Registration Numbers (CRN)
- Go to the Schedule of Classes.
- Choose your desired semester.
- Click “Virginia Science and Technology Campus.”
- Click the subject of your course, for Health Sciences (HSCI) courses.
- Look for section “VA” (for Virginia)
- Find your course and make note of the CRNs.
Second Step: Register using the GWeb Info System
- Go to MyGW.
- Click "GWeb Info System" (left sidebar).
- Log in with your GWid and PIN.
- Select "Student Records & Registration."
- Select "Registration Menu."
- Select "Register, Drop, and/or Add," and the term.
- Under "Add Classes Worksheet" enter the CRN.
If the courses show up as "Web registered on X date," you have successfully registered. Classes usually become available in Blackboard the day classes begin, or a day or two before.
Note: Please do not use the "class search" function in GWeb to find courses, as this causes errors in your registration.
Adding and Dropping Classes
A student can add or drop classes without penalty until 8:00 pm EST on 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.
The drop-refund and withdrawal schedule is set by the University Registrar. Please consult the University Registrar’s website for specific dates.
No refunds will be given after Week 4. Withdrawing result in a notation of “W” on your transcript, which does not impact your GPA. Contact your advisor for specific semester dates.
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. HSCI).
- Select the appropriate section, should be a VA section.
- 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.
There is no automatic drop for non-payment. All unpaid balances are subject to a 12% interest rate, beginning on the first day of class, and a $75 late payment fee if the outstanding balance is carried into a second billing cycle. 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 the Student Accounts Office or call 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, and also the library located on GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus.
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 University's academic calendar includes holidays and the beginning and end dates for each semester.
Academic policies for Health Science graduate and undergraduate students, including those related to admission, transfer of credit, 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:
- 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