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Undergraduate Academic Advising

In the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences


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The Undergraduate Advising Office in GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is here to empower you to make intentional, educated decisions as you plan your personal and academic goals.

Whether you are just starting out at GW, getting ready to graduate, or somewhere in between, our undergraduate advisors can help. Learn more about how we will support you on your path to future successes.

We are excited to have you as part of the CCAS family!




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Our Philosophy


The CCAS Approach

The CCAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Office supports a diverse community of students in the exploration of a liberal arts education. Through meaningful conversations with advisors, students learn how to find resources, engage in life-changing opportunities and think critically about their individual academic plans. Advisors introduce strategies to foster personal and academic success in a welcoming, supportive environment that values each student’s experiences and strengths.



The POD Model

In order to best support each student, all undergraduates are assigned to a POD (Place of Discovery). You can make appointments virtually or on a walk-in basis with any advisor from your POD to ask questions about academic goals and requirements, work through challenges and plan for your future.

Fun fact: A group of hippos is called a pod!


Advisor Spotlight 

Romel Williams



Romel Williams
Academic Advisor, POD 1

Romel Williams studied psychology, economics and media and cultural communications as an undergraduate. He went on to work at a nonprofit in New York City, where he counseled students from Harlem and surrounding boroughs as they matriculated through universities across the country. He relocated to D.C. to pursue his MPA at the GW Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Romel is an avid music listener, traveler, cook (and foodie), and all-around explorer.


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