Alumni Information


In 2006 the university began using assigned GWid numbers to replace the use of social security numbers. The GWid is a 'G' followed by eight digits.

All alumni who have attended since Fall 1982 have been assigned a GWid in the university records system. To learn your GWid number you may use the GWid Retrieval Tool or contact the IT Support Center at (202) 994-4948 for assistance. The GWid number is required to use the online GWeb Information System.

Alumni who attended prior to Fall 1982 will not have a GWid. Please include whatever student ID number you used at the time with all requests. This may be your social security number, a six-digit ID number, or another alternate ID. Alumni with ANY attendance prior to Fall 1982 should not use the GWeb Information System because prior records are not electronic and only complete records can be provided.


Alumni who do not have access to GWeb should request official transcripts directly through Parchment Transcript Services.


If you need a certification of your enrollment at the university or of the degree(s) earned, we can provide a Letter of Enrollment or Letter of Graduation if you submit a Request for Certification Services. These requests are completed in up to four business days.

Requests made for verification by a third party (i.e. potential employer; background service; or educational institution) must be directed to the National Student Clearinghouse, [email protected], or 703-742-4200.

Certificates earned through Strategy Execution may be verified by contacting them directly at 703-558-3000.

Diploma Replacement

A replacement diploma can be ordered through the online Diploma Replacement Form found on the Graduation Services website. Diploma orders are placed on the 15th of each month and diplomas take 4-6 weeks to be mailed.

Continuing Education

Interested in taking courses through the Course Audit Program?

The Course Audit Program is a not-for-credit benefit available to GW alumni of all class years and community members who meet certain criteria.  Information on the Course Audit Program can be found on the Office of the Provost website.

Interested in taking courses for credit as a non-degree student?
If you are interested in taking courses for credit as a non-degree student, please contact the Office of Non-Degree Students at 202-994-1972 or [email protected]. Tuition is calculated per credit hour and tuition rates are available from the Office of Student Accounts.

Interested in earning another degree at GW?