GW SON Top-Ranked

GW SON continues to be ranked among the top 50 schools of nursing. GW is in the top 13% of ranked graduate nursing schools. 

US News & World Report also ranks our online MSN #26 out of more than 144 programs nationwide.

In a first-ever ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, we are no. 30, placing us in the top 20% of ranked programs. These top rankings reflects the quality of our student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer recognitions, and admissions selectivity.


Official Graduation Services of the GW Registrar

Graduation Application Deadlines

All Degree Requirements Completed by the end of: Application for Graduation Due Eligible to participate in Commencement Ceremony (“Walk”)
Fall 2010 October 1 May 2011
Spring 2011 February 1 May 2011
Summer 2011 February 1 or July 1* May 2011 or 2012

*Students nine credit hours or less from completing their degree requirements in a summer term may participate in May commencement ceremonies preceding their final term. The due date for graduation applications is February 1. Students not planning to attend May commencement or who have more than 9 credit hours left to complete can participate in Commencement in the May following their graduation term. For those students, the application deadline is July 1.

Graduation Application Forms:

Degree Students (B.S.N., M.S.N., and D.N.P.)

Certificate Students

Please submit your application in person, via fax, mail, or email to:

School of Nursing Student Services Office
Warwick Building
2300 K Street, NW
Suite 202
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-994-4241
Fax: 202-994-1299

Graduation Fees

For applications submitted after the deadline, there is a $35 fee. Please do NOT send money with your graduation form. You will receive a bill from Student Accounts.

Final Term Registration

All students must be registered in their graduation term. If you are continuing work from a previous term and do not need any additional courses, register for continuous enrollment.

Degree Clearance & Diplomas

The degree clearance process generally takes six to ten weeks after the semester ends. Diplomas take an additional six to eight weeks after clearance.

Clearance cannot be finalized until final grades are posted and successful completion of any other requirements have been confirmed by your program. Your official transcript and diploma will reflect the official degree conferral date.

You can verify that your final grades have been entered and your degree has been conferred by logging into GWeb Info Systems and checking your unofficial transcript.