8 Reasons To Take Courses This Summer

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February 27, 2018

With the weather starting to warm up, summer will be here before you know it. What many students don't know is that summer is the perfect time to take advantage of being on campus. Before you head out of town after finals, consider the top 8 reasons to take courses this summer:

1. Work or Intern

Courses are scheduled throughout the day and evening, offering you the greatest flexibility with working, interning and other summer activities.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Special Summer-Only Programs

Choose from a variety of institutes, many of which feature cultural or experiential components. Or "go global" this summer through short-term abroad.

5. Get Ahead

Make progress toward graduation requirements by focusing on a challenging course or satisfy pre-requisites for an upcoming semester.

6. Online Options

GW Anytime, Anywhere: Going home for the summer? Working full time? Traveling abroad? Online courses are taught by GW faculty and use the latest interactive technologies -- wherever you are!

7. Knock Out Multiple Credits With Summer Institutes

Summer institutes offer an in-depth and practical learning experience, and manycombine multiple courses offered at a substantially discounted rate. More credits for less!

8. Summer in the City

Free concerts, Independence Day fireworks, outdoor movies, extended museum hours or just a lazy float around the Tidal Basin - D.C. features a wealth of opportunities to complement summer study.


Registration for Summer 2018 is now open! Check out the schedule of classes now to see what will be offered this summer.