Advising for GW Students

Welcome to the Paris Scholars program! You have a unique opportunity to create an exciting personal and intellectual experience during your time at AUP in Paris through our partnership with the George Washington University. We strongly encourage you to take your semester or year at AUP as one of exploration. Explore both your personal and academic interests! Explore what AUP has to offer, explore Paris and Europe! This is a once in a life-time opportunity. Make the most of it! 




  1. Carefully read through the advising information below to understand how you should make your course selection. 
  2. Fill out the Course Registration Worksheet (link below). You need to fill out the entire worksheet before you can meet with an academic advisor for registration. 
  3. Click the acknowledgement button below to be able to move onto the next step on your checklist which will contain a link for you to book an appointment with an academic advisor once the appointment booking period opens. 
  4. On the form you need to submit to book an appointment, you will need to upload your fully completed Course Registration Worksheet. If you do not upload the worksheet or if the worksheet is not entirely completed, your appointment will be cancelled, and you will need to rebook a new appointment. 
  5. During your appointment, you will discuss the course selection you have made on your registration worksheet with an academic advisor who will then register your fall courses. 
  6. After your registration appointment, you will not be allowed to adjust your schedule until Orientation week. This is a uniform rule for all AUP students outside of their registration windows. Your registration window will be during your individual appointment with an academic advisor. 
  7. The appointments will span from June 7th, 2021 – June 25th, 2021. You will be able to start booking appointments starting May 27th, 2021. 



Please find below the links to the Pre-Approved Course List (the full list of courses available to GW Paris Scholars at AUP) in addition to the course registration worksheet: 

  1. Fall 2021 Pre-Approved Course List for GW Paris Scholars 
  2. Course Registration Worksheet 



We’ve worked closely with GW to identify a number of recommended courses in an effort to make your semester at AUP and transition to GW as smooth as possible. The above Pre-Approved Course List for GW Paris Scholars provides you with a list of AUP recommended courses and their GW equivalencies that GW has specifically attributed to them.  We urge you to take this opportunity to explore, to either learn or improve your French and to seek out courses you wouldn’t be able to take elsewhere. 

You will be assigned to a dedicated advisor who is familiar with the GW transfer requirements for the program, but it is important that you understand the basics of the academic requirements for transfer to GW. Following your year at AUP in the Paris Scholars Program, GW will automatically admit students who meet the following conditions: 

  1. Completion of 30 transferable semester units in the program. 
  2. A first-year cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, with no individual grade below C. 

A note on transfer credit policies at GW: 

Your GPA and grades do not transfer; accepted credit will be transferred with a notation of "TR". 

Need more detailed information on transferring credit to GW? Please refer to the following pages depending on the particular GW school: 




Please review the Pre-Approved Course List for GW Paris Scholars in order to see which courses you can take at AUP. Your ideal semester schedule will consist of: 

  • An English Writing course (you will either be pre-placed by your SAT results or your AUP placement exam). 

  • A course counting toward a general education requirement. 

  • A course counting toward a major or minor requirement. 

  • A course counting as elective credit toward your total credits needed for graduation at GW. 

Do not take any course you have already taken at previous institution(s) as you cannot count credit for the same course twice; this includes AP credit. 

It is strongly recommended that you take at least two AUP courses that earn you credit toward GW’s general education requirements (in addition to any general education requirements that are specific to the school/college at GW you will be transferring to). 

To learn more about GW's university general education requirements ("Tier 1" courses), please refer to GW's website. 

Please note that: 

  • Math courses below MA 1030 - Calculus I will not transfer except for MA 1020 - Applied Statistics I

  • If you take two English academic writing courses at AUP (EN 1000 and EN 1010 -or- EN 1010 and EN 2020), only one of the courses will receive an equivalency for​​​​​ UW 1020 University Writing. The subsequent English course taken will receive an "ENGL 1099 VT" equivalency at GW (an English topics course equivalency). Both courses will earn you university credit at GW. 

If you take a course that does not have a specific GW course equivalent but will earn you university credit at GW, the course will likely transfer to GW as a 1099 topics course. To see if any of your 1099 courses can earn specific course equivalencies at GW, you will need to contact your Academic Advisor at GW once you arrive on campus.