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Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations on Your Acceptance!

Follow these steps to complete the enrollment process.

Step 1: Celebrate!

You’ve earned it. Tag us on Twitter (@gwugradstudies) or Facebook (Gardner-Webb University Graduate Studies) and let us know how you plan to ignite your future.

Step 2: Contact Your Enrollment Development Officer!

Contact your EDO so that they can get you registered for classes, review your schedule, and give you important information about Orientation.

Step 3: File Your FAFSA (If Applicable)

Visit to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Be sure to use the school code 002929 to make sure GWU receives your information.

Step 4: Log In To WebbConnect

WebbConnect is the portal you will use for important things like accessing your Blackboard classes. To create your WebbConnect username and password, follow these steps:

  1. Access the WebbConnect home page.
  2. Click on the First Time User link on the WebbConnect home page.
  3. Enter your Gardner-Webb ID number, with the leading zeros. This number has nine digits.
  4. Enter your Gardner-Webb username.
  5. Enter your personal email address (the email address you provided on your GWU application).
  6. Enter your date of birth.
  7. Enter your new password and then enter it again to confirm.
  8. Return to the WebbConnect home page to log in with your credentials.

Click here to download these instructions (PDF).

Step 5: Need Accommodations For A Disability?

Accommodations are available from the University for students who have a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Determination of accommodations is a collaborative interpretation between student and The Noel Center for Disability Resources. Whether it’s notetakers, interpreters, testing accommodation, alternate formate, or other accommodation, The Noel Center would be happy to assist.

Step 6: Follow Us On Social Media

New Student Orientation

Individual graduate programs provide program-specific orientations for their students at each new enrollment cycle. Depending on the program’s primary mode of delivery, these orientations are offered face-to-face in the various locations in which courses are offered and/or by webinar. In addition, a virtual New Student Orientation program to which all new students are invited is hosted each fall and spring.

Each new student receives a New Student Orientation Letter by email that provides the name, email address, and phone number of the director/coordinator of the program the student is entering as well as additional information and instructions about navigating the graduate school experience at GWU.

Accessibility Resources

Information on disability accessibility through the Noel Center for Disability Resources is communicated to students in their New Student Orientation, New Student Orientation Letter, Continuing Student Letter, and in course syllabi.