Apply to International Summer

GW welcomes international students from all educational and geographical backgrounds to spend the summer at GW. Applicants should be academically qualified to manage the challenges of university-level work, as well as proficient in the English language.

Apply to Pre-College

If you are an international high school student, please see Apply to Pre-College for application instructions.


English Language Requirements

Students who have English as a second language must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency by meeting the minimum required scores for one of the following tests:

  • Internet-based TOEFL: 80
  • Paper-based TOEFL: 550
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.0 and no individual band score below 5.0

The World Company Test

If TOEFL or IELTS scores are unavailable, students applying to International Summer at GW may take the appropriate placement test through The World Company.

The World Company test is taken in two parts, and includes an interview. The test must be taken by March in order to satisfy the April 1 deadline for Session I, or by April in order to satisfy the May 1 application deadline for Session II. The fee for this test is $100 and is paid directly to The World Company. Scores will be sent to GW automatically.

Register for The World Company test


Online Application Process

1. Go to the application homepage. You will first be prompted to create a username, confirm your email address, then create a password. Once these steps are completed, you will be able to log in and start a new application. On the first page of the application, choose the following in order to apply as a Pre-College student (each field must be selected before the following fields options will populate):

  • What type of program are you applying to? Non-Degree
  • School: Summer & Non-Degree Programs
  • Field of Study: International Summer
  • Degree: Non-Degree
  • Concentration: Not Applicable
  • Term: Summer 2017

2. Submit a complete online application, which includes:

  • Personal information and course selection
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Passport information and any previous visa documentation, if applicable
  • Visa Application and Financial Certificate (PDF) and supporting documentation
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language: unofficial copy of TOEFL or IELTS test scores
  • Students applying to Research Experience: please upload a transcript (unofficial or official) translated into English that demonstrates you've taken Multivariable Calculus or an equivalent course.

3. After GW receives all components, your application will be reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

4. Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email informing you of the decision.