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.
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.
Find a Course
Summer online classes provide flexibility and accessibility for working professionals and students with internships and summer jobs.
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.
- CCAS Summer Scholarship Application: March 1 – April 15
- Session I Registration: March 1 – May 20
- Session I Late Registration (with fee): May 21 – 28
- Session II Registration: March 1 – July 1
- Session II Late Registration (with fee): July 2 – 8
- Session I Begins: May 21
- Memorial Day (no classes): May 28
- Session II Begins: July 2
- Independence Day (no classes): July 4
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.
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."