When am I eligible to claim my GW Identity?


You become eligible for a GW Identity once the GWeb Information system (Banner) indicates that you have officially accepted an offer of admission to GW (up to six terms ahead of your entry term). If you have been offered admission but have not officially accepted the offer, you are not yet eligible.

Faculty & Staff

You become eligible for a GW Identity once your appointment is in the GWeb Information system and 90 days prior to your job effective date. Your appointment, whether paid or unpaid, must be in the GWeb Information system in order to confer NetID eligibility (if your hire paperwork is submitted late, it may delay the start of your account eligibility).


You become eligible for a GW Identity on the day that your affiliation with GW begins. 


As an alum, you are eligible for a lifetime GW email as soon as your GW degree is conferred. You may view your degree status in GWeb Information System


Please note that based on processing times and other factors, it may take 24-48 hours for your eligibility to become effective.