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ESE supports a more connected, comprehensive, and

Student-Centered Approach
to the student experience 

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Who We Are

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY  believes that all students deserve a holistic experience of academic, residential and co-curricular activities and that the totality of the student experience can contribute to students’ ability to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Built on a foundation of integrity, creativity and openness to the exploration of new ideas, the university aims to foster a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity.

Enrollment and the Student Experience (ESE) provides a cohesive experience throughout all phases of the student lifecycle, from the admissions and enrollment process, through graduation and beyond. ESE supports a more connected, comprehensive, and student-centered approach to the student experience, and integrates the academic experience with student life beyond the classroom.

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We are committed to building a greater sense of community and connection to GW, and creating overall experiences that students feel are positive and valuable.

  • Ensure students graduate from GW with an experience that has enhanced their intellectual, social, cultural and personal growth.
  • Establish programming and initiatives that enhance the student experience and help students explore interests beyond the classroom. 

For general questions, comments, or requests for more information, please email [email protected]




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New Certified Electronic Credentials 

The Graduation Services team now offers Certified Electronic Credentials (also known as a CeDiploma or CeCertificate), which provide students with the capability to access an electronic diploma/certificate in a secure, portable, and verifiable format. A CeCredential is an exact duplicate of their paper credential that has a unique identifier/serial number (CeDiD) that can be shared and validated. Students may use their electronic credential for prospective employers, licensure, government agencies, or sharing their accomplishments with family and friends.

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Big News for Transfer Students 

Students interested in transferring from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) may view how their NOVA classes will transfer to GW. By going to 'Transfer' tab on the Undergraduate Admissions site and clicking on the link in the fourth paragraph, students wishing to transfer can view an equivalency chart for a guide if what courses may transfer over to GW.

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