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Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

Transfer Your Credits and Achieve Your Goals

Discover a clear pathway to a successful career in health sciences with guaranteed admission to the George Washington University (GW) from select DMV colleges.

Discover a clear pathway to a successful career in health sciences with guaranteed admission to the George Washington University (GW) from select DMV colleges.

Continue Education with GW

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences has established guaranteed admission agreements with local community colleges.  These agreements provide those students who earned their associates degree (AA, AS, or AAS) at the community college, a pathway to GW’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) or the dual degree option, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS/MSHS). You can get credit for previous academic experience and apply up to 60 credits toward your next degree.*

For more details, please complete the form below or call an admissions advisor at (844) 386-7323.

*Students must complete at least 60 credits at GW to finish their degree regardless of the total number of credits transferred.

Current Community College Partners

  • Anne Arundel Community Colleges
  • Frederick Community College
  • Montgomery College
  • Prince George’s Community
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Virginia’s Community Colleges

Available GW Programs

GW health science programs offer students relevant expertise from award-winning faculty in a flexible online or blended format. 

Request more information

Whether you’re curious about a specific program or the day-to-day requirements of learning online, we’re here to answer your questions. Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.

Note, 45 transferrable credits required to apply for BSHS and BSHS/MSHS dual degree programs


Transfer Outside Health Sciences Programs: No internal transfers are permitted from a health sciences program to another GW school or college. To transfer outside of the health sciences, a student must follow the full admission processes for the other GW program.

The BSHS degree requires the successful completion of 120 credit hours. General education courses and program prerequisites are required and must be completed as part of or in addition to the associate degree before enrolling at GW. Students who meet all the admission/eligibility requirements will be considered for GAA admission. If you do not meet the requirements, your application will be processed as a regular transfer admission.

Complete the form above or call (844) 386-7323 to speak with an online admissions advisor about your eligibility.

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  • Fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ranked #63 Best National University in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #113 Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges ranking
  • Ranked #14 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore an online program at the George Washington University, our dedicated staff is here to support you. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 844-386-7323.

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No, you do not need to attend class at a specific time. Our online courses are designed to be asynchronous, giving you flexibility.

Assignments will have specified due dates that must be met. Students are expected to read the weekly readings, participate in online weekly discussion boards and other asynchronous group activities, and submit papers and other assignments through the online learning management system.

Online classes are designed to take the same amount of time as on-campus classes. They are taught by GW faculty members and have comparable assignments to campus programs that can be completed off-site. Time spent per course varies by the course’s length and credit hours. For example, students are expected to spend approximately 14 hours per week working on an eight week long, three-credit hour course and 7.5 hours per week working on a fifteen week, three-credit hour course. As an off-campus student, you also save time that on-campus students spend commuting.

GW operates on the semester system system with the fall semester beginning in August, the spring semester beginning in January and the summer semester beginning in April or May. Some programs admit new students in all three semesters, while other programs admit new students once or twice per year. Your start date will depend on which program you select  so please complete the “Request Info” form under “Learn More Today” and someone will contact you with more information.

Yes, an academic advisor will work with you throughout the admissions process, scheduling classes, and the course of your studies. GW also offers our online students 24/7 technical support.

Students in GW’s master’s, bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s programs may be eligible for financial aid. Students seeking graduate certificates are not eligible for federal financial aid.

You may also be able to benefit from loans, institutional scholarships, merit- or need-based grants, employer reimbursement programs, and more. Explore your options on our Tuition and Financial Aid page.