STUDENT POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Students register for classes each semester online via GWeb. We recommend that you sign up as soon as your registration period opens to ensure you get into all of the classes you are hoping to take (our courses can fill up quickly).
How to Register for Classes: https://registrar.gwu.edu/how-register
TYPICAL REGISTRATION TIMELINE*
Fall Semester: registration begins in mid-April
Spring Semester: registration begins in mid-November
Summer Semester: registration begins in mid-March
*subject to change since these dates are set by the Registrar's Office
WITHDRAWING FROM CLASSES
In your second to last semester at GW, you will be required to apply for graduation. You can find the graduation application opening and deadline dates for each semester on the Registrar's website: https://registrar.gwu.edu/application-deadlines
GW holds commencement ceremonies each Spring (typically in mid-May). Students who graduate the preceding Fall semester, current Spring semester or plan to graduate the following Summer semester are eligible to participate. (i.e. Commencement in May 2023 celebrated Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 graduates).
There are two commencement ceremonies for SUP students to participate in: one specific to the College of Professional Studies and one for university-wide celebration (held on the National Mall). Both ceremonies are usually held in same weekend.