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GW Bulletin

The Office of Academic Publications is responsible for the oversight of the annual GW Bulletin preparation and publication.

The Bulletin is the official record of degree requirements: As a reminder, the Bulletin, not the department/school website or other published materials, is the official record of degree requirements for a given Bulletin year's matriculants. The Bulletin is the University's contact with the studetn, and as such, outdated or unclear information can prove to be a liability to the University. Therefore, it is extremely important that you review and update all information for which you are responsible by the established deadlines. Do not assume that your information is up-to-date.

Publication Dates: The Bulletin is published twice per year, one provisional version by June 1, and the final version by August 1. The June publication is designed to provide timely information for incoming first year studetns and their advisors, and as such, focuses on updates to undergraduate programs and non-program information (e.g.: regulations).

IMPORTANT BULLETIN DEADLINES FOR 2019-2020:

Courses
There are no set deadlines for submitting courses. However, you should be alert to the fact that course requests need time to be reviewed and reflected in Banner in order for departments to schedule courses for registration. New course proposals and change requests should be at the Academic Editor step a minimum of four weeks before your desired date of final approval. It is your responsibility to follow up with each approval level prior to the Academic Editor should there be a delay. All requests must be fully approved before the beginning of the selected effective term. Once a semester has begun, changes cannot be made to currently scheduled courses. All incomplete course submissions will be rolled back, which may delay review considerably. To avoid having a course rolled back, please be sure that all required fields have been completed and an up-to-date syllabus, including all required elements, is attached. A syllabus is required for ALL course submissions, no matter how minor the change. 
 
Provisional Bulletin (undergraduate focus) 
February 26, 2019  Undergraduate program proposals and change requests are due at the Academic Editor step in CourseLeaf. You may continue to submit program requests up until May 1, 2019, for inclusion in the final Bulletin, however, we strongly encourage you to meet this deadline for the benefit of our incoming first-year students.
March 29, 2019 – Undergraduate program, departmental, and school-wide Bulletin pages must be submitted into workflow. Please note that ALL Bulletin pages must be submitted into the workflow by this date, regardless of whether you have made changes. Submission into the workflow indicates that you have reviewed and approved page content. If you do not submit a page into the workflow by the deadline, departmental or school approval will be assumed, and the page will be published as-is. If you submit a program change request, please review and submit any related Bulletin pages at the same time.
June 1, 2019 – Estimated date of Provisional Bulletin publication.
 
Final Bulletin
May 1, 2019 – All remaining new program proposals and change requests—graduate and undergraduate—are due at the Academic Editor step in CourseLeaf. Proposed new programs and program changes that do not meet this deadline will not be considered for inclusion in the 2019-2020 Bulletin and therefore will not go into effect until the 2020-2021 academic year.
May 15, 2019 Graduate program Bulletin pages must be submitted into workflow. Please note that ALL Bulletin pages must be submitted into the workflow by this date, regardless of whether you have made changes. Submission into the workflow indicates that you have reviewed and approved page content. If you do not submit a page into the workflow by the deadline, departmental or school approval will be assumed, and the page will be published as-is or with any edits the Academic Editor deems necessary. If you submit a program change request, please review and submit any related Bulletin pages, e.g., the program overview, at the same time.
May 31, 2019 CourseLeaf is now closed for further program requests until September 1, 2019. 
August 1, 2019 – Estimated date of Final Bulletin publication.