The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) offers resources to support students and make the academic experience as engaging and enjoyable as possible.


    Placement Exams

    Students who have not studied a language at GW previously and wish to be placed in a course higher than the introductory level must take a placement exam to determine the appropriate course. For information on the CCAS Foreign Language Tool Exam, visit the Language Center website.


    Note: Elliott School students must take a different diagnostic exam as part of the foreign language proficiency requirement.


    Auditing Policy

    Note that at this time, GW's Course Audit program is on hiatus. You may go to GW Alumni Association's website for additional details or updates

    GW Resources


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

    CCAS Graduate Student Resources
    Find relevant information for Columbian College graduate students, including academic policies, funding guidance and more.

    Disability Support Services
    Request support or accommodation based on the potential impact of a disability with the GW Disability Support Services office.

    Graduate Student Forms
    Access forms to help you add or drop courses, transfer credits, request an extension and more.

    GW Libraries
    Explore on-campus libraries, electronic periodicals 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.

    Korean Scholarships
    Apply for the EALL Department’s Sejong Scholarship for Korean Language Studies or the Korean Language and Culture Student Prize.

    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.) If you pursue an unpaid internship, you can apply for the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund.

    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.

    Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships
    Navigate funding opportunities through available assistantships and fellowships.

    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.