Reminders for Incoming Students

The Colonial Health Center is excited to welcome all incoming students to GW this year! In preparation for your arrival, please make sure to complete the following items before the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester.

Immunization Records

All students under the age of 26 are required to comply with certain immunization requirements, as outlined by the laws of the District of Columbia. Please click on the green button below to view what the requirements are and how to submit them.



Detailed Required Immunization Information 


Student Health Insurance Plan

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is a comprehensive plan offered through Aetna Student Health. In alignment with the Affordable Care Act, SHIP guarantees that you can obtain necessary treatment if you develop a serious illness or injury. It also guarantees that you can obtain preventative medical services like immunizations and physical exams. All undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP. It is estimated that all undergraduate students will be charged $2,180 to their accounts for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

CLICK HERE to waive SHIP. Those interested in the waiver must have proof of insurance and be registered for classes for the Spring 2021 semester.

The Spring 2021 waiver period for newly enrolled Spring semester students only, begins on December 7th, 2020 and closes on February 1st, 2021. For questions about SHIP, email [email protected].

AlcoholEdu for College: Primary

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, GW requires all incoming undergraduate (first-year and transfer) students to complete AlcoholEdu for College: Primary and pass the course final exam prior to arriving on campus. GW has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and financial literacy in higher education institutions across the country, to administer this two-part online education module.

Please note: You must complete the online courses by the deadlines or a transcript hold will be placed on your student account.


Detailed Information about AlcoholEdu