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.

General Study Program

International students in a classroom

In this program, you can build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. You will have the ability to select your courses from more than 650 undergraduate and graduate options. Once you are admitted, our full-time advisor will work with you to select courses that are appropriate for your major and academic background.

In addition to coursework, you will participate in weekly professional development programs and activities that will introduce you to U.S. culture and higher education.    

Choosing a Course

Visit the schedule of classes to explore the types of courses offered.

When selecting a course, keep in mind:

  • Certain courses may not be available to visiting students, such as courses in the Milken School of Public Health or GW’s Law School. Other courses may be restricted by major so please read the notes below each course to find out more.

  • The course numbering system provides details about course categorization.

  • Students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 600 are strongly encouraged to take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

For questions regarding your course choices, please contact our office to speak with an advisor.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

calendar icon  Session II: June 28 - August 7, 2021

Summer English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses are a good option for international visiting students interested in developing academic writing, research and communication skills.

Students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 600 (or other equivalents) are encouraged to take at least one EAP course.