Application Process

1. Before You Apply

Before you apply for admission to the Women's Leadership Program, please take time to fully familiarize yourself with all aspects of our program. Please fully read the descriptions and review the academic curriculum for all four cohorts before choosing the cohort you would like to join. Read about our weekly symposia, one of the hallmarks of our program, and watch videos of past symposia. Finally, learn about the leadership curriculum, an important aspect of the Women's Leadership Program which connects directly to the symposia.

2. Application

Students interested in applying for admission to the Women's Leadership Program must apply for admission to the George Washington University using the Common Application.

On GW's Member Screen, be sure to indicate your interest in the WLP by answering the special programs question. There is a drop down menu from which you will select the cohort for which you would like to be considered.

If you apply for admission to the WLP, email us with your name, address, and desired cohort.

3. Acceptance

Students will receive notice of their acceptance into the Women’s Leadership Program from the Office of Admissions. This notification will arrive with your acceptance to the George Washington University. Students must be accepted to GW to be eligible to be accepted to WLP.

Students who apply for early decision will not receive any information about WLP until late March or early April with the rest of the regular admission decisions.

4. Welcome Email

Students admitted to WLP in addition to GW will receive an email welcome letter from the head of their WLP cohort after receiving the general admission acceptance notice. Please contact us if you believe you are an admitted student and do not receive an email from your cohort leader

5. Declaration of Intent

Students must accept their place in the WLP by submitting a Declaration of Intent form. This form is available online or in your acceptance packet. A copy must be returned to admissions either online or in the mail. There are a limited number of spaces available in each cohort. We encourage you to submit your Declaration of Intent form as soon as possible. If you submit a declaration of intent form for the WLP, email us at wlp@gwu.edu to notify us of this action.