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Summer. Smarter.

On Campus, Online & Abroad



Whether on campusonline or abroad, summer session is bursting with dozens of arts and sciences offerings 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 even 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.



GW campus summer

Summer On-Campus

Satisfy prerequisites for an upcoming semester, take a language course before studying abroad or complete a three-credit course in just six weeks—all while making progress toward your 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 Abroad paris

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, you have come to the right place.



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.

Summer GPACs

Multiple G-PAC Courses

Some CCAS summer courses enable students to fulfill multiple General Education Curriculum (G-PAC) requirements at once.


Resources for Summer Students

CCAS Summer Scholarship


Frequently Asked Questions




Kiersten Donovan

BA ' 17, Psychology

"I have so much love for everyone in the Health Promotion in Underserved Populations Summer Institute, as they are some of the most kind and supportive individuals I have had the opportunity to meet here at GW."