3-Week Session

College Intensive programs offer rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses. Grades earned establish an official academic record at GW and may be transferable, depending on the policies of the receiving institution.

Students select one curricular option in this three-week, full-day immersion program offered for high school students. Courses are taught in an intensive and highly experiential format, allowing students to focus on an in-depth examination of a topic and its applications. Students will have assignments beyond class meeting times. Students also participate in an additional 10 - 20 hours/week of co-curricular, college preparatory and cultural enrichment programs.

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Introduction to Engineering

Three credits

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This course introduces students to the various disciplines within engineering and applied sciences: biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, mechanical and aerospace engineering and systems engineering. The course will consist of two to three modules focused on specific disciplines. Students will be exposed to engineering problem-solving methodology enabled by data measurements, data collection, computational modeling, and analysis.

Scholarship Programs

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Caminos al Futuro

Three credits

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  Fully Funded Opportunity

Caminos al Futuro is a fully funded, selective pre-college and residential summer program for rising seniors in U.S. high schools in academic leadership development. Caminos al Futuro seeks to cultivate leadership potential and scholarship in students who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latino communities.

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Three credits

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  Scholarship Opportunity

The INSPIRE program is a full scholarship open to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian rising junior and senior high school students who want to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.