George Washington University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to GW. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to GW.

What are your chances at GW?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at GW or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At GW, 4.96% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for George Washington University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for GW?

    GW requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of All
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, GW also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    GW requires a minimum of 60 credits.

    What are George Washington University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down GW transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline March 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline October 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for George Washington University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to GW on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline April 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline March 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is George Washington University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, GW received 3070 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 1242 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for GW is 40.46%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into GW. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at GW?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at GW or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    Additionally, of the 1242 accepted transfer students, 533 students enrolled - that means the yield was 42.91%.

    GW accepts 41 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford GW

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    What are the George Washington University transfer GPA requirements?

    GW requires a minimum college GPA of 0.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, GW requires a minimum high school GPA of 0.0.

    Will you enjoy transferring to GW?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to GW. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Washington...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at GW is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to GW then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into GW

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the GW website for more info.
    GW accepts 40.46% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into GW, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.85 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.0. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of GW students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 600 700 650
    SAT Reading 580 695 637
    2018 Total SAT Score 1180 1395 1287
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 26 31 28
    ACT Reading 27 34 30
    2018 Total ACT Score 53 65 59

    George Washington University’s average SAT score is 1287. To be a competitive applicant for George Washington University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at GW?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at GW or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to GW, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to University of Maryland-Baltimore County
    Transfering to CUNY City College
    Transfering to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice