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Generals' Headquarters (GHQ)

Welcome to Washington and Lee's online portal for our Class of 2020 applicants and new students!


If you have been admitted and paid your enrollment deposit, you will be notified via email when the NEW STUDENT GHQ is available to you, typically 7-10 days after paying the enrollment deposit. The notification will be sent to the email address you provided on your Common Application.

In the NEW STUDENT GHQ, you will be able to:

  • Access your University email account
  • Access your financial aid account
  • Update Family Information
  • Complete Required Forms
    • Housing Application
    • Faculty Adviser Form and Class Facebook Consent Form
    • Report of Medical History & Physical Examination Form
    • Health Insurance Information Form
    • Important Optional Forms
Watch your inbox! There is nothing you need to do before you receive email notification that the NEW STUDENT GHQ is ready for you. New Student GHQ Button


Here at The Generals' Headquarters, 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 will use the GHQ in the coming weeks:

  • Confirm that all required application materials have been received in our office

  • Create a 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, a resume, additional writing samples, or other information you want us to know

  • When the time comes, receive your admission decision and indicate which college you plan to attend

Just submitted your Common Application to W&L? 

Congratulations! Once you receive The Common Application's confirmation email that your application has been submitted to Washington and Lee, sit back and relax. In early September, you will receive an invitation to the GHQ from our admissions staff.

To log in for the first time you will need the email address associated with your application and the temporary password supplied in the confirmation email. If you have misplaced your temporary password or have trouble logging in, please use the "Forgot Your Password?" link on the login page to request a new password. Your new temporary password will be sent to the email address we have on file for your application.