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.

    Spring 2023 Tutoring Schedule

      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    10-11 a.m. YX SL SL SL YX
    11 a.m.-noon YX SL SL SL YX
    Noon-1 p.m. YX SL SL SL YZ
    1-2 p.m. GG MD YX MD YZ
    2-3 p.m. GG YX YX   YZ
    3-4 p.m.   YX      
    4-5 p.m.   GG   GG GG

    Current Tutors

    • Grier Glynn (GG)
    • Maria Dinisco (MD)
    • Sihang Liu (SL)
    • Yanan Zhang (YZ)
    • 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.


    Transferring Credits

    While the Department of Statistics allows for transfer of credits, we do not waive General Education Curriculum (G-PAC) requirements for courses taken elsewhere. This is contrary to general Columbian College transfer credit policy. Otherwise, students should follow CCAS procedures to request transfer credit approval. The process is explained in detail on the CCAS Undergraduate Academic Advising website.


    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.