Reminders for Incoming Students

The Colonial Health Center is excited to welcome all incoming students to GW this Spring! In preparation for your arrival, please make sure to complete the following items before the start of the Spring 2020 semester.

Immunization Records

In continuation of last year, all immunization forms are submitted online through the student portal. The District of Columbia Immunization Law requires that all students born after August 1, 1993 for Fall 2019 admits and January 1, 1994 for Spring 2020 admits provide proof of certain immunizations prior to registration.

Newly-admitted undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, or transfer students at the George Washington University (GW) who fit the above criteria are required to provide proof of immunization or they will incur a registration hold on their student account.


All students must have forms submitted by

August 1st for Fall admits

January 1st for Spring admits


For questions, please email [email protected] or call 202-994-5300, option #3.

Visit our Mandatory Health Form page for more detailed information.


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 $2,690 to their accounts for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

CLICK HERE to waive SHIP. Those interested in the waiver must have proof of insurance and be registered for classes for the Fall 2019 semester.

The waiver period for SHIP begins August 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019.  For questions about SHIP, email [email protected].