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 2019 semester.

Immunization Records

New this year, all immunization forms are submitted online through the student portal. The District of Columbia Immunization Law requires that all students born after January 1, 1993 for spring 2019 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:
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 Mandatory Health Form 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. As of fall 2018, all undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP and charged $2,690 to their accounts.

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

The waiver period for SHIP begins December 5, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019.  For questions about SHIP, email [email protected].