Resources & Policies

The GW Department of Romance, German and Slavic Studies (RGSS) offers many resources to support students and make the academic experience as engaging and enjoyable as possible. Find out more about language practice, study abroad, placement examsdepartmental policies and more resources for students.




    Declare a Major or Minor

    Ready to declare a major or minor? Complete the Declaration of Major/Minor Form on the CCAS Advising site and schedule an appointment with your academic departmental advisor. Bring the form to your appointment for discussion.


    GW Resources

    Academic Commons
    Book peer tutoring or review sessions, research and writing help, step-by-step study strategies, language support and more.

    Disability Support Services
    Request support or accommodation based on the potential impact of a disability with the GW Disability Support Services office.

    GW Libraries
    Explore on-campus libraries and online research databases. 

    Language Center
    Sign up for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, practice with language meet-up groups, take a language exam or talk to someone about waiving language requirements.

    CCAS Undergraduate Advising
    Get assistance from your Columbian College academic advisor to navigate declaring a major or minor and other academic support.

    Writing Center
    Make a free appointment to work with a writing consultant on your next project, from the brainstorming phase through drafting and revising.


    Center for Career Services
    Take advantage of career and job search coaching, self-assessment services, résumé development, networking and more. (Services offered to students and alumni.)

    Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research
    Search and apply for undergraduate fellowships and research awards. 

    Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    Apply for a fellowship to support a research project carried out over several weeks or across multiple semesters.

    Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Awards
    Apply for a $500 grant to fund research project supplies, conference travel, off-site archival visits, videography and more.

    Student Accounts Office
    View current tuition and aid  information. Applicants who request financial aid will be considered for all forms of aid available based on criteria including undergraduate GPA, courses taken, recommendations, extracurricular activities and GRE scores. 

    Student Financial Assistance
    Look for scholarships, Federal Work-Study positions, military benefits and other funding assistance.

    Student Research Commons
    Find paid research jobs, fellowships, seminars and other events available in the GW community.

    Undergraduate Research Award
    Apply for this $5,000 research award, open to first-years, sophomores and juniors.