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Summer. Smarter.

Study in the virtual classroom this summer.



Update: COVID-19 Impact on Summer Sessions

Note: In the wake of COVID-19, all summer session courses have moved online. If you are enrolled in an on-campus course which is converting to online, there is no need for you to change anything. All summer classes will fulfill the same GW requirements as during the regular year, even if the course has been converted from on-campus to online.


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.


Summer Online CCAS

Summer Online

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

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Summer On-Campus

In the wake of covid-19, all summer session courses have moved online. 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.

Corcoran Flagg Building

Summer Off-Campus

In the wake of covid-19, all summer session courses have moved online. Check the course listing from the Office of the Registrar for more information on individual course execution.


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 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 Observed (no classes): Friday, July 3


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."