Undergraduate Student Resources

The Department of Statistics and the broader university offer academic, funding and professional development resources to make the student experience as supportive and enjoyable as possible.


Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is offered free of charge for students enrolled in STAT 1051, 1053, 1111, 2112 and 2118. All tutoring sessions are held in Phillips Hall Room 741. No appointments are needed, and students can just walk-in for these tutoring sessions. Students can also make appointments for tutoring at Academic Commons.


Spring 2024 Tutoring Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10-11 a.m.   YX   NL WH
11 a.m.-noon   YX GG   WH
Noon-1 p.m. WH WH GG   GG
1-2 p.m. NL WH YX WH GG
2-3 p.m. GG   YX   NL
3-4 p.m. MB YX MB   NL
4-5 p.m. MB YX      

Current Tutors

  • Grier Glynn (GG)
  • Margaret Baker (MB)
  • Noa Lugiai (NL)
  • Wenlin Huang (WH)
  • Yu Xu (YX)

Special Departmental Honors

Students who wish to earn Special Honors designation on their transcript must meet university and department requirements.

  1. Meet GW’s general special honors requirements.
  2. Graduate with a GPA of 3.7 in classes required for the statistics major.
  3. Receive a nomination from at least two Statistics Department faculty members.
  4. Complete either two graduate level courses in statistics or STAT 4195, which requires a research project. The research project must be approved by the supervising faculty member established during the STAT 4195 course and the departmental undergraduate committee.

Transfer Credit

To apply for transfer credit:

  1. Complete the transfer credit form.
  2. Get a copy of the course description and the syllabus from the course you would like to take.
  3. Combine the petition form and course description and either bring them to the Statistics Department office or send them by email to [email protected]
  4. A committee will look at your request. You should receive an email response within a week.


GW Resources 


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

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.

American Statistical Association
Find career advice, scholarships and professional development resources.

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.