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Summer. Smarter.

On Campus, Online & Abroad



Whether on campus, online or abroad, summer session is bursting with courses designed to broaden the mind and enhance your skills. You can fulfill requirements from home or while enjoying summer in D.C., take in-demand courses that fill up quickly during the regular academic year and get a leg up on prerequisites by enrolling in a math, writing or science class. You can even knock out 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 GW Summer Programs.


Important Dates



Summer 2020 Registration

  • Session I Registration: March 2 – May 24
  • Session I Late Registration (with fee): May 18 – 29
  • Session II Registration: March 2 – June 28
  • Session II Late Registration (with fee): June 29 – July 10


Summer 2020 Academic Calendar

  • Session I Begins: Monday, May 18
  • Memorial Day (no classes): Monday, May 25
  • Session II Begins: Monday, June 29
  • Independence Day (no classes): Saturday, July 4


Find a Course


Summer On-Campus

Satisfy prerequisites for an upcoming semester, take a language course or complete a three-credit course in just six weeks—all while making progress toward graduation.

Summer Online CCAS

Summer Online

Summer online classes provide flexibility and accessibility for working professionals and students with internships and summer jobs.

GW Flagg Building

Summer Off-Campus

Attend summer courses outside of Foggy Bottom, from the GW Arlington and Alexandria Graduate Education Centers to the Corcoran School's Flagg Building on 17th Street NW.


Summer Institutes

Summer Institutes

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.

GW Students Abroad

Summer Abroad

If you are looking for a shorter alternative to a full semester of study abroad, or a fun and fascinating way to earn credits over the summer, explore options for summer abroad.


Complete Your Degree Requirements



If you have any questions about course eligibility and/or degree requirements, please contact the academic advising office at your school.


Resources for Summer Students

Register for Summer Session


Frequently Asked Questions


CCAS Summer Scholarship




Kiersten Donovan

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."