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See below for specific registration information. GW summer courses are open to current GW students, visiting students, and professionals. Students may take a maximum of 6 credits per session, for a total of 12 credits per summer. Permission to take more than two courses or 6 credit hours per session must be obtained from the student's academic dean. High school students should visit the GW Pre-College Program site.

Some special programs such as Summer Institutes and Short-Term Abroad have earlier deadlines or require special registration. See program pages for details.


Current GW Students

Students are encouraged to consult with advisors prior to making course selections. In addition to on-campus course offerings, some online courses, summer abroad programs and summer institutes may satisfy major requirements.  Any holds that are applied to a student's account must be cleared prior to registering.


Visiting Students

Visiting (non-degree) students and professionals are eligible to take GW summer courses and must first enroll as a non-degree student.

Once the registration period is open and you are enrolled as a non-degree student and receive your GWID, you may register for summer courses online through the GWeb Information System.

Visiting students are advised to check home institution policies concerning the transferability of GW course credits before registering. If your home institution requires a syllabus to transfer a course, please contact the department in which the course is offered. Students from institutions in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area may register for GW classes through their home institution.

International Visiting Students

International visiting students interested in summer study at GW should visit the International Summer at GW program site for registration information.



The Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium of Universities is a cooperative arrangement in postsecondary education that is designed to permit the sharing of academic resources by member institutions and to offer qualified students the opportunity to enroll at other institutions for courses not available on their own campus. The George Washington University offers its qualified undergraduate and graduate degree students the opportunity to enroll in courses at American University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University, Southeastern University, Trinity College, University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Maryland—College Park.

GW degree students interested in summer courses at a consortium school must enroll through GW to receive credit at GW. Exceptions must be made in advance by the student's dean's office. All consortium registration requests and program adjustments (Add/Drop) must be processed in person in the Office of the Registrar. Please consult the Consortium section of the Registrar's Office website at: for policies, procedures, and to download the Consortium Registration Form. Consortium registrations will be processed only during the general registration period just before the start of classes. Instructions are available from your dean's or registrar's office.


High School Students

High school students interested in summer study at GW should visit the GW Pre-College Program site for application information.