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The Summer Advantage
Summer classes at the George Washington University provide a unique opportunity to earn academic credit from a top-ranked university, learn from superb faculty, and take advantage of the extraordinary educational and cultural resources of Washington, D.C. Open to undergraduates, graduates, and visiting students, summer classes are offered in compressed 6, 8, 10 and 14-week sessions during the day, in the evening, and online, so you can integrate coursework into your busy lifestyle.
What's the GW Summer advantage? Here are our Top 8 reasons to enroll:
Work or intern. Courses are scheduled throughout the day and evening, offering you the greatest flexibility with working, interning, and other summer activities.
Earn credit faster. Earn 3 credits in just 6 weeks. Classes meet more frequently than during the traditional school year, offering an intensive academic experience.
Get ahead. Make progress towards graduation requirements or satisfy pre-requisites for an upcoming semester.
Special "summer only" programs. Choose from 11 different institutes, many of which feature cultural or experiential components. Or choose to spend an exciting summer across the world through short-term abroad.
Online options: anytime, anywhere. Going home for the summer? Working full time? Online courses are taught by innovative faculty, provide high-caliber content, and use the latest interactive technologies — wherever you are!
Smaller classes. Enjoy the ideal environment to focus exclusively on a challenging subject with increased student-faculty interaction. It's also easier to enroll in courses that are normally in high demand.
Save money with mutiple course credit programs. Summer institutes offer an in-depth and practical learning experience, and many combine multiple courses offered at a substantially discounted rate. More credits for less!
Summer in the city. Free concerts, Screen on the Green, Independence Day fireworks, extended museum hours, or just a lazy float around the Tidal Basin — DC features a wealth of opportunities to complement summer study.