On-Campus Certificate Admission Requirements

Domestic Applicants

  • Submit an online application
  • Pay the application fee online
  • Submit academic transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one letter should be from an academic source
  • Submit a statement of purpose, 250-500 words

Fall semester: completed applications due by February 1st
Spring semester: completed applications due by October 1st

Any application materials sent by mail should be addressed to:

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Office of Graduate Admissions
Phillips Hall, Room 107
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052


International Applicants

  • Submit an online application
  • Pay the application fee online
  • Submit academic transcripts from all colleged/universities attended (with official English translations, if in another language)
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation in English (at least one letter should be from an academic source)
  • Submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Scores - Minimum of scores of 600 for the TOEFL paper-based, or 100 for TOEFL internet-based, or 7.0 IELTS are required

Any application materials sent by mail should be addressed to:

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Office of Graduate Admissions
Phillips Hall, Room 107
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Applicants requiring an I-20 or IAP-66 Form for GW or F-1 or J-1 Visas, must submit all required documents by January 5th to apply for the fall semester.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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