GW Bulletin

The Office of Academic Publications has oversight of the content maintenance and publication of the University Bulletin. Contact [email protected].


Purpose and applicability

The Bulletin is the University’s contract with the student. As such, it is the single official set of degree requirements, regulations, and rules applicable to a student matriculating in a given academic year, from their first semester of enrollment until all degree requirements have been fulfilled. After the first year, a student’s Bulletin is archived on the current Bulletin website for their reference.

Annual review by content owners

It is extremely important that Bulletin content owners review and update all information for which they are responsible at least once a year by established deadlines. They should not assume any of their information, including degree requirements, is up to date. Publishing incorrect or out of date information can have serious repercussions for students, schools, and the University.


Publication schedule

The Bulletin is published twice per year. A Provisional version is published in early June, primarily for the benefit of first-year students and their advisors. From that point until final publication in early August, additional updates appear on the website as they are approved.


Program and Bulletin page deadlines for 2021-2022

Provisional Bulletin deadline: March 5, 2021

Programs—Undergraduate program change requests and new undergraduate program proposals must be at the Academic Editor step in the workflow by March 5 to be included in the Provisional Bulletin. If you are ready to submit graduate program change requests and proposals for inclusion in the provisional version as well, we strongly encourage you to do so. 

Bulletin pages—Bulletin pages related to undergraduate programs as well as all non-program departmental, school, and University pages must be submitted into the workflow for the Provisional Bulletin. If you can submit Bulletin pages related to graduate programs at this time, we strongly encourage you to do so.


Final Bulletin deadline: April 23, 2021

Programs—All remaining program change requests and new program proposals are due at the Academic Editor step in the workflow.

Bulletin pages—All Bulletin pages not yet been submitted into the workflow must be submitted. You will not have access to edit your Bulletin pages after the April 23 deadline.


Please note:

Bulletin page review: ALL Bulletin pages must be submitted into the workflow by stated deadlines, 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, your approval will be assumed, and the page will be published as-is.

You will not have access to edit your Bulletin pages after the April 19 deadline. If you have late edits that must be made, the Bulletin Team will have to make them on your behalf.


Program requirements review: We count on you to review your program requirements, even if you do not plan to make any changes. Please do not assume that degree requirements are up-to-date.


CourseLeaf closure

CourseLeaf closes for program submissions at 5:00 pm on April 19, 2020. Program submissions for the 2022-2023 Bulletin will be accepted once CourseLeaf reopens in September 2021.


Course submissions

Course submissions should be at the Academic Editor step in the workflow a minimum of four weeks before your desired date of final approval. It is your responsibility to follow up with each approval step prior to the Academic Editor’s should there be a delay.