Admitted Student Resources

Congratulations on your acceptance to GW's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration!

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Welcome to the Trachtenberg School!

We are excited for you to join our welcoming community of scholars and practitioners as you propel your public service career to new heights! 

Now that you have your offer of admission, you may be wondering what comes next. Review our admitted student resources for information on your next steps as well as ways to engage with the Trachtenberg School before you join our community this Fall. 

Admitted Student Events

To help you learn more about GW, the Trachtenberg School, and the larger D.C. community, we are hosting a series of events for newly admitted students. Please check back to see the full schedule. Join us to see why the Trachtenberg School is right for you! 

View Event Schedule

Commit to the Trachtenberg School!

The first step to enrolling is to confirm your attendance by responding to your Offer of Admission. Your admission letter is only sent to you electronically through your online application. Please print a copy for your records.

When you View Your Decision letter, you can accept or deny the offer of admission through the Reply to Offer link. Please ensure you Reply to Offer before the deadline indicated in your admission letter. You are not required to submit an admission/enrollment deposit. If you received an award, you will also need to log-in to the GWeb Information System and complete the online award acceptance form. To log into GWeb, enter your GWid (provided in your admission letter) and Personal Identification Number (PIN). By default, your PIN is your date of birth in this format: MMDDYY.

Accept Your Offer

Review Your Next Steps

You've already committed to attend the Trachtenberg School, so what's next? Review our next steps checklist to learn more about registration, housing, funding, and student health requirements.

Fall 2022 Orientation

Fall classes start on Monday, August 29th. Our new student orientation will take place the week before classes start (August 22nd-26th) with most events on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All incoming students are required to attend orientation. We will send more information about orientation timing and events in the coming weeks and months. For now, please save the dates and plan accordingly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]. Thank you and we look forward to having you as part of the Trachtenberg community!