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Summer. Smarter.

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 CCAS

Summer Online

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

GW campus summer

Summer On-Campus

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.


Special Programs

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.


Important 2021 Dates


Summer Session I Registration

  • 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


Summer Session II Registration

  • 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


Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

  • 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



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.


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."