Welcome to Washington and Lee's online portal for applicants, the GHQ!
APPLICANTS, PLEASE NOTE: As you may know, the Common Application system has undergone a significant update, aspects of which are still in progress. Though W&L does not plan to adjust our application deadlines, please know that our intention is to be flexible with students when Common Application technical issues create difficulty submitting all the needed application components.
Also, please note that the ongoing technical issues with the Common Application might manifest themselves differently for different students. In particular, when you log into your GHQ account to view your applicant checklist showing what application documents W&L has received, be aware that it is possible some items you have submitted might not appear as such on your checklist. To date we know this issue affects two items in particular (the application fee and the Early Decision Agreement), though it might be affecting others as well.
If you should notice inconsistencies between your GHQ application checklist and your Common Application record of documents that you have submitted, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to reply and confirm which documents we have received and which we have not. Thank you for your patience as we and our colleagues at the Common Application work toward improving this year’s application experience for everyone concerned.
Here at The Generals' Headquarters (the GHQ), applicants to W&L can monitor the progress of their applications and, eventually, receive their admissions decisions. If you have applied to W&L, here are some of the ways you might use the GHQ in the coming weeks:
- Check to see that W&L has received your application materials
- Create an art portfolio to supplement your application by uploading images, videos or audio recordings
- Update your contact information
- Connect with your admissions counselor
- Add updates to your application after you've submitted it, such as news of recent honors or accomplishments, additional writing samples, or other information you want W&L to know about
- When the time comes, receive your admission decision and indicate which college you plan to attend.
First Time Users: After we receive your application from the Common Application, you will receive an email from W&L containing your log-in credentials for the GHQ. To log in you will need the email address associated with your application and the unique PIN number that was supplied in that initial email after you applied. If you have misplaced your PIN number, or have trouble logging in, please use the "forgot your password" button on the log in page to reset your password. Your new temporary password will be sent to the email address we have on file for your application.
Returning Users: Please log in to the applicant portal using the email address associated with your application and the password you have previously set. If you cannot remember your password, or have trouble logging in, please use the "forgot your password" button on the log in page to reset your password for your portal account. Your new temporary password will be sent to the email address we have on file.
If after resetting your password you still encounter trouble accessing the applicant portal please contact us for assistance at (540) 458-8710 or email@example.com.