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. Based on the continuing impact of COVID-19, among other considerations, courses for Summer 2021 will continue with mainly a virtual operating status. A complete list of courses across disciplines for Summer 2021 can be found on the Registrar site.

While we hope to bring back these programs in the future, the Pre-College and International Summer Programs have been discontinued for Summer 2021. Visiting students may enroll in GW summer courses as non-degree students. Please visit the

Non-Degree website for more information.

Additional information on the University's COVID response can be found on the Campus Advisories website.

English for Academic Purposes

For Degree Seeking Undergraduate and Graduate International Students


                                     Summer EAP Students Share their Experience


The Summer EAP Advantage

This program offers an excellent opportunity for international students who are recommended or required by their GW schools to get a head start on their studies by focusing on developing language skills, as they prepare for the fall term.

Take summer EAP courses at GW to:

  • Complete courses and earn academic credit in just 6 weeks
  • Engage in small classes that enhance personal learning
  • Practice your speaking skills and connect with a community of international peers

Summer 2021 Dates: Monday, June 28- Saturday, August 7

Summer English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses are open to undergraduate and graduate international students enrolled in full-time degree programs at GW. Students who speak English as a second or additional language and wish to strengthen their academic writing, research, and communication skills are invited to enroll in these courses.

Tuition & Fees

See special summer tuition rates for EAP students.

Incoming Fall GW Undergraduate International Students

EAP courses are not structured like traditional English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Instead, they focus on improving critical thinking, research and writing skills that form the basis of student success in academic settings and beyond. 

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate students who come to the United States on a visa are required to enroll in two courses (6 credits) to maintain full-time status. This may include two EAP courses or one EAP course and another non-EAP course (selected from among available summer offerings). Students should first consult with Undergraduate Admissions if they choose to enroll in a non-EAP course. EAP offerings for undergraduates include:


An academic advisor will coordinate with the students' respective offices to register them for classes, as well as facilitate any schedule changes that need to be made during the summer.

Graduate Courses

Graduate students who come to the United States on a visa are required to enroll in at least one EAP course (3 credits) to maintain full-time status. Students should consult with their admitting school if they also wish to enroll in a non-EAP course. EAP offerings for graduate students include: