Note: While the majority of undergraduate and graduate programs will remain online in the wake of COVID-19, courses that require in-person instruction or research will take place on campus. Traditionally in-person courses that will be taught online will be noted as Remote on the Registrar’s website. Remote classes will meet synchronously at their published times, only online rather than in person. Courses labeled Online are those which have traditionally been taught online during the summer and are taught asynchronously — coursework and assignments must be completed by the designated times but can be done on a schedule convenient to the student. If you have questions about a course, contact the relevant professor or department.
Study in the virtual classroom this summer.
Summer session offers students a variety of courses designed to broaden the mind and enhance skills while away from campus. You can fulfill requirements, take in-demand courses that fill up quickly during the regular academic year and get a leg up on prerequisites. Undergraduates can also complete multiple G-PAC requirements with a single course.
Summer courses are available to undergraduate, graduate and non-degree seeking students. Working professionals and students from other universities can also take advantage of enrolling in GW's summer session. Find more registration information for current, visiting, non-degree and consortium students.
Summer online classes provide flexibility and accessibility for working professionals and students with internships and summer jobs.
Note: Most summer session courses will be taught remotely. Students should register for courses that were originally going to be on-campus as such. They will be notified of how to access the course once it has been set up online.
Note: Most summer session courses will be taught remotely. Check the course listing from the Office of the Registrar for more information on individual course execution.
Summer Institutes offer an in-depth analysis of topics with a thematic focus. Each program incorporates unparalleled resources and key institutions unique to Washington, D.C.
- Registration: March 15–May 16
- Late Registration (with fee): May 17–23
- Last day to add a class via GWeb: May 23
- Last day to drop a class: May 23
- Last day to add class via RTF-EZ: May 28
- Registration: March 15–June 27
- Late Registration (with fee): June 28–July 5
- Last day to add a class via GWeb: July 5
- Last day to drop a class: July 5
- Last day to add a class via RTF-EZ: July 9
- Session I Begins: May 17
- Memorial Day (no classes): May 31
- Session II Begins: June 28
- Independence Day Observed (no classes): July 5
Complete Your Degree Requirements
CCAS undergraduate students can fulfill General Education Curriculum (G-PAC) requirements over the summer. Some courses even satisfy two or more G-PACs at once.
Many CCAS summer courses count toward the Elliott School and University General Education Requirements that Elliott School students need for their undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate students in the GW School of Business can take CCAS summer courses to help fulfill GWSB and University General Education Requirements.
If you have any questions about course eligibility and/or degree requirements, please contact the academic advising office at your school.
Undergraduate and graduate summer tuition rates are charged by the credit hour and may vary by program and location. Depending upon how much financial aid a student receives during the regular school year, this may actually be less expensive than the same class taken during the school year.
- Undergraduate tuition rates: Individual undergraduate summer classes, both on campus and online, are charged at the current part-time tuition rate. Some institutes may have reduced tuition.
- Graduate tuition rates
Resources for Summer Students
BA ' 17, Psychology
"I have so much love for everyone in the Health Promotion in Underserved Populations Summer Institute. They are some of the most kind and supportive individuals I have had the opportunity to meet here at GW."