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GW summer courses are open to current GW students, visiting students, and professionals. The class schedule for Summer 2016 will be available December 2015.

Students may take a maximum of 9 credits per session, for a total of 12 credits per summer. Permission to take more than 9 credits per session must be obtained from the student's advising office.

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

Registration Instructions

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. 

Students will register for summer courses using the GWeb Information System. Any holds that are applied to a student's account must be cleared prior to registering. See the Office of the Registrar's website for more details on summer registration.

Visiting Students

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

Once the registration period is open (March 2, 2015) 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. See more details on registering for summer classes at the Office of the Registrar's website.

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 must first be accepted to International Summer at GW, and will then be contacted with registration instructions.

How to apply for International Summer at GW

Consortium Students

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 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 must first be accepted to the GW Pre-College Program, and will then be contacted with registration instructions.

How to apply for GW Pre-College