Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Student Resources

The following pages provide valuable information for Graduate students. Please take the time to assess your plan of study, information about comprehensive exams, and dissertation information.

Comprehensive Exams

PhD students are required to complete the comprehensive exams, offered three times a year. For more information please visit the comprehensive exams page.


By the time they finish exams, students should have some firm ideas about dissertation topics and move quickly toward defense of a prospectus. For more information please visit the prospectusdissertation, and funding pages.

Forms and Links

This page contains the required forms for dissertation, grades, plans of study, etc. It also contains advice and useful links.