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.

Pre-College

Summer Programs for High School Students

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.

Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.

Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world.

 

Make the Nation's Capital Your Classroom

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Earn College Credit

This program offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses.

Get a head start on college this summer
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Focus on a Topic

Expand and deepen your knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and an exploration of the diverse intellectual and cultural resources of Washington, D.C.

Immerse yourself this summer
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A Taste of College

An introductory experience through exposure to a topic through collaborative learning, residential living,  and an exploration of the diverse resources of Washington, D.C.

Get a taste of college this summer

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
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    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.”