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Summer, Smarter

It's your season to shine!


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 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. 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.


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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.

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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.

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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 2022 Dates


Summer Session I Registration

  • Registration: March 15–May 15
  • Late Registration (with fee): May 16–27
  • Last day to add a class via GWeb: May 22
  • Last day to drop a class: May 22
  • Last day to add classes via RTF-EZ: May 27


Summer Session II Registration

  • Registration: March 15–June 26
  • Late Registration (with fee): June 27–July 8
  • Last day to add a class via GWeb: July 4
  • Last day to drop a class: July 4
  • Last day to add a class via RTF-EZ: July 8


Summer 2022 Academic Calendar

  • Session I Begins: May 16
  • Memorial Day (no classes): May 30
  • Session II Begins: June 27
  • Independence Day (no classes): July 4


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.

  • 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

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."