Every completed application is carefully reviewed by an admissions committee, which looks for students who have the academic preparation, personal qualities and motivation to thrive in the Corcoran School’s dynamic environment.
We seek transfer students who demonstrated success at another college or university, and who have the motivation to thrive within the Corcoran School’s unique blend of classroom, campus and urban experiences.
We have a community of global thinkers who express their international perspectives through art. Many languages and ideas are shared with friends and professors from all over the world.
There are several important dates and deadlines to consider when applying to attend GW. Please be sure to check with the GW Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Aid for the latest dates and deadlines.
The portfolio is the primary tool that the admissions committee uses to determine an applicant's skill and potential. Your portfolio should tell your story in a way that makes sense to you. We have no restrictions or requirements on what should be in your portfolio other than what you believe to be your strongest work. It is important to make sure that this is the best representation of you as an artist, and of your work up to this point.
Here are a few portfolio guidelines:
- All students are required to submit a portfolio of 10-15 completed works of art.
- The included work should be your best and most recent work.
- If possible, the work should be related to your area of interest.
High school students interested in studying art and/or design at the college level are encouraged to attend National Portfolio Day at the Corcoran School. In addition to hosting National Portfolio Day in Atlanta and Washington, DC, we attend National Portfolio Day events across the country. These educational opportunities for emerging artists bring together students and experienced college representatives who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans and share information about their programs.
Last year, more than 60 percent of GW students received grants from the university, and $166 million in institutional aid was awarded to undergraduate students. Learn about the eligibility requirements and many funding opportunities available to incoming students through GW’s financial aid services.
GW is proud to host over 3,300 students, faculty, and staff from over 130 countries. The International Services Office (ISO) is the first stop for the GW international community and helps eliminate administrative challenges when studying in the U.S. ISO advisors host a variety of special events that highlight our diverse international student population. At GW, we are finding new ways to build an inclusive culture!
When parents have questions concerning student life at GW, the Office of Parent Services provides the necessary answers and resources. Families play an important role in spring visits, Colonial Inauguration and Colonials Weekend, but sometimes parents need more. Through one-on-one service with staff members, parents can better communicate with the university and take an active role in campus activities.