Pass/No Pass FAQ

Deadline November 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

Please review this FAQ for detailed information on the Pass / No Pass policy for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Declaring a Major

Most CCAS students will declare their major in their third full-time semester (or after completing 45 credits, whichever comes first), and no later than the registration period before the fifth full-time semester. Transfer students are recommended to declare their major during their first (or second) semester at GW.

Declare Your Major

Columbian Undergraduate Academic Advising

Fall 2020 Updated Office Schedule Virtual Operations

Fall 2020 Virtual Operations Schedule

CCAS Undergraduate Advising will operate virtually between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the University's virtual learning period. Our office in Phillips 107 will be closed.

During this time, POD advisors will be available to meet with students virtually during scheduled appointments. We will be utilizing Zoom to meet with students online during this period and students can connect with us by either using their computers or phones. Office Hours will resume in Fall 2020.


About Columbian College Undergraduate Academic Advising

Professional academic advisors are knowledgeable about the policies and procedures of the college and their broad expertise allows them to give students a macro view of what students need to navigate GW successfully and prepare for life after graduation. Professional advisors work with and are available to students for their entire GW experience and assist students with developing academic plans, exploring major/career options, navigating transitions and overcoming challenges.

In addition, the advisors are also able to direct students to available resources on campus and beyond.


Student Resources

Handy resources to help with academic planning:

Academic Center

The Office of Undergraduate Student Services

COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Here For You CCAS COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Student-Advisor Compact

Undergraduate professional advising is a two-way street. In order to make your advising experience the best it can be, take a moment to reflect on the responsibilities of both student and advisors

View the Student-Advisor Compact (PDF)

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