GW Summer Response to COVID-19


As the University continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision to protect public health and minimize risk will be our top priority. Visiting students may enroll in GW summer courses as non-degree students and in GW Pre-College Programs. Please visit the Non-Degree and Summer websites respectively for more information. 



All students enrolling in any in-person courses in Summer 2022 must demonstrate compliance with GW's vaccine requirement. Additional information on the University's COVID response can be found on the Onward GW website.

College Intensive

Credit program for rising juniors and seniors

The College Intensive program offers rising juniors and seniors (ages 15-18) the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses.

Students in this program will earn official GW credit that may be transferable to other institutions, depending on the individual institution policies.

In addition to instruction through lectures, students in the College Intensive program spend time outside of the classroom working on projects, research assignments, readings, papers and other assignments. Students also participate in co-curricular site visits, college preparation workshops, personal development and cultural enrichment programs each week, designed to enhance their understanding of and preparation for undergraduate study. 

Prepare for Your College Experience

Course Options

3 week course options

3-Week Session

The 3-week sessions allow you to live on campus in a full-day, highly experiential format. Each program option offers an in-depth examination of a topic and its applications, as well as the opportunity to earn college credit.

See All 3-Week Options
6 week course options

6-Week Session

In the 6-week sessions, you can enroll in up to two summer courses taken alongside GW undergraduates. Online options are also available for rising seniors.

See All 6-Week Options

Choose a Program by Topic or Format

Prepare to Spend Your Summer at GW

  • Summer on Campus
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    Summer on Campus

    GW offers an unparalleled mix of intellectual and cultural resources that makes for a vibrant urban classroom experience. D.C. is home to national and international organizations, embassies and cultural institutions that create a wealth of public programs, exhibits and special events.

    Learn more about student resources and activities
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College Intensive Tuition & Fees

Rates differ according to program length. Commuter student rates are also available.

See College Intensive tuition and fees
Requirements for international students

International College Intensive Students

GW invites international high school students to spend the summer at a top U.S. research institution in one of our many College Intensive options.

View eligibility and visa information for international students
Chat with us via Skype

Skype Chat Hours

Chat hours will resume March 2020.

We are eager to get to know you and answer your questions about our summer programs, application requirements, campus life and more.

Add gwsummer to your Skype contact list and message us during our chat hours: Mondays, 10:00-11:00am & Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm EST.

What our students are saying about Pre-College

  • An Extraordinary Summer Opportunity
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    An Extraordinary Summer Opportunity

    “It was absolutely the highlight of my summer, and, more importantly, I believe I know what I want to do in the future now.”

  • Find Your Passion
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    Find Your Passion

    “The program helped me realize where my professional career interests lie and completely influenced my future choice of major.”

  • Learn from Distinguished Faculty
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    Learn from Distinguished Faculty

    “My professor has helped me so much. I have gained so many great ideas that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

  • Make History
    A Pre-College student in a classroom

    Make History

    “I got to experience college life before I attended. I will be the first member of my family to attend college. This is huge for me.”