Student Resources

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The information below lists resources for students in the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy. Contact the Office of Student Support (OSS), for more information about these resources:

MyGW (Email, Blackboard, etc.)

MyGW is a portal for all GW systems, including GWMail, Blackboard, and other university services.

Visit MyGW to:

  • View course grades
  • Access Blackboard
  • View the University Bulletin for official policies
  • View GW Today

Student and Family Policy Handbook

The Governor’s Health Sciences Academy’s Student and Family Handbook is a comprehensive resource for our students. This document includes information on GW grading standards, course registration procedures, and student support services. The Student and Faculty Policy Handbook is available on Blackboard.

Advising Resources

All dual-enrollment students are eligible for advising services through OSS within GW SMHS. Advising appointments are also available to students online through WebEx and in-person at GW’s Foggy Bottom campus. Students are able to schedule advising appointments at times convenient to their high school class schedule.

Student advising is conducted by GW academic advisors in coordination with high school instructors, and counselors. Information relevant to course registration, professional pathways, and general academic needs (study skills, time management, etc.) will be covered during individual advising sessions.

Learning Resources

Dual-enrolled students have access to academic support through OSS.

OSS has developed learning resources specifically for students through collaborative work with GW Health Sciences faculty, and central University offices (e.g. Writing Center, Counseling Services). The services provided by OSS are provided to meet the emerging needs of dual-enrolled students.

All services and advising opportunities are shared with Academy students during orientation, through dual-enrolled Blackboard courses, by their high school instructors, and by GW staff during all campus-sponsored events.

Technology Support

Division of Information Technology (DIT) provides information and support to all GW students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (202) 994-GWIT (4948) or email for assistance.

DIT's Student Technology Guide provides information on accessing your student accounts, security, software, and more.

University and Health Sciences Program Policies

Academic policies for Health Sciences students, including those related to academic standing, degree requirements, and enrollment status are provided in the following two resources:

The Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities contains the following university policies: