Academic Support

If you need extra support academically, there are a number of resources: 

  • Professor Office Hours: If you need extra help or just want to clarify information from class, the first place you should go is to the professor who teaches your class. Most professors hold office hours outside of class time, you can find this time by looking in the syllabus or asking the professor. 
  • GW Tutoring Initiative: Free drop-in tutoring sessions in the libraries on both Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses (schedule can be found here). You can also get one on one tutoring, up to 10 free hours a semester (you can request a tutor here)
  • GW Writing Center: The Writing Center operates as a mutually respectful, interactive working environment between writers and tutors. Tutors bring specialized, pedagogical training to help tutors as writers. They engage in conversation to establish, and then work to satisfy, agree-upon goals for each session. Tutors attend to overall writing development, do not offer grading evaluations on specific assignments nor are they responsible for grades received on a given piece of writing. They are able to partner with the writer to identify patterns of error and help build a deeper understanding of grammar, but they will not proofread, line-edit, or “correct” papers. For more information click here.
  • EAP Writing Support Center: The EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Writing Support Program offers a free, one-on-one, service for GWU students with non-English backgrounds at the Language Center, Phillips Hall 210B during regular semesters. Tutors are available during any stage of the writing process to work on audience, brainstorming, citation, drafting, evidence, grammar, organization and flow, outlining, paragraphing, revision, thesis, and tone. In addition they are trained to provide focused support for non-native speakers. Click here to make an appointment.
  • EAP Writing Support Online Chat Program: Tutors are available during limited evening hours to help answer specific grammar and syntax related questions international students may have. A single session for the EAP Writing Support Online Chat Program is scheduled for up to a 15-minute time period, and a student can sign up to two 15-minute sessions within a day. The Online Chat is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9-10pm as well as Thursdays from 8-9pm. Click here for more information
  • EAP Conversation Support Program: This program's aim is to improve GWU EAP students' speaking sills through guided conversation. This program consists of one hour sessions with 1 EAP tutor facilitating conversation with 4 EAP students in order to improve their speaking skills. A student can make one appointment per day, twice per week. Click here for more information
  • Everyday English Program: The Everyday English Program is designed to help GWU international students improve their conversational English skills. The Everyday English Program is held during the Fall and Spring semesters and is composed of Weekly Conversation Times held every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Marvin Center 5th floor sofa area. Get more information on the program here.
  • Language Exchange: The Language Center hosts this program designed for students who wish to practice a foreign language with other students at GWU. A language exchange involves two speakers of different languages who practice these languages together. Partners have the independence to structure their meetings according to their needs. Click here for more information
  • GW Libraries - International Students: Find information regarding library locations and resources for conducting research as well as contact a librarian with questions. Click here for more information
  • Center for Undergraduate Fellowship and Research: The Center for Undergraduate Fellowship and Research provides students and alumni with information, guidance and support as they learn about and apply for research opportunities and national fellowship competitions. Find more information here
  • Global Resources Center (GCR): The GRC focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward with specialized resource centers. The interdisciplinary collections include five specialized collections: the China Documentation Center (CDC); Okinawa Collection / Japan Resource Center (JRC); Taiwan Resource Center (TRC); Resource Center for Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe (REECE); and Middle East and North Africa Resource Center (MENA). Click here for more information. 
  • Disability Support Services (DSS): DSS at GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity. DSS works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence, while also promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives. You can learn more about their office and support services they provide here