Your season to get ahead!


Summer session offers students a variety of courses designed to broaden the mind and enhance skills. 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 GPAC 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. Columbian College also offers summer scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the CCAS Dean’s Summer Scholarship program. Find more registration information for current, visiting, non-degree and consortium students.



Summer On-Campus

Satisfy prerequisites for an upcoming semester or complete courses for your major 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.



Special Programs


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 Courses for Sustainability Minor

Summer can be the perfect time to complete credits — including WID courses, natural sciences and social sciences — for the interdisciplinary sustainability minor.


Important 2024 Dates


Summer Session I Registration

  • Registration: March 15–May 19
  • Late Registration (with fee): May 20–31
  • Last day to add a class via GWeb: May 26
  • Last day to add a class via RTF-EZ: May 31
  • Last day to drop a class by any means: June 2


Summer Session II Registration

  • Registration: March 15–June 30
  • Late Registration (with fee): July 1–12
  • Last day to add a class via GWeb: July 7
  • Last day to add a class via RTF-EZ: July 12
  • Last day to drop a class by any means: July 14


Summer 2024 Academic Calendar

  • Session I Begins: May 20
  • Memorial Day (no classes): May 27
  • Juneteenth Holiday (no classes): June 19
  • Session II Begins: July 1
  • Independence Day (no classes): July 4

If your class falls outside of the standard session dates, it may have different Add/Drop/Withdrawal dates. Please contact your program for assistance.

Complete Your Degree Requirements

CCAS Students

CCAS undergraduate students can fulfill General Education Curriculum (GPAC) requirements over the summer. Some courses even satisfy two or more GPACs at once.

View Courses that Satisfy Multiple GPAC Requirements

Elliott School Students

Many CCAS summer courses count toward the Elliott School and University General Education Requirements that Elliott School students need for their undergraduate programs.

View Courses that Fulfill Elliott School Requirements

GWSB Students

Undergraduate students in the GW School of Business can take CCAS summer courses to help fulfill GWSB and University General Education Requirements.

View Courses that Fulfill GWSB Requirements

Milken Institute School of Public Health Students

GW Milken Institute School of Public Health (MISPH) students can complete MISPH and University General Education Requirements with CCAS summer courses. 

View Courses that Fulfill MISPH 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.

  • Undergraduate tuition rates: Individual undergraduate summer classes are charged at the current part-time tuition rate. Some institutes may have reduced tuition.
  • Graduate tuition rates: Graduate tuition is charged per credit hour, unless otherwise noted. Rates vary by program and location.

Resources for Summer Students