Incoming Students

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Welcome Class of 2021 - a journey that begins at GW this summer!

As D.C. area residents, students have experience with the nation’s capital city that most other GW students do not. We are excited about the contributions these students will make to the GW community and become leaders on campus. Through Summer Academy, students will engage in academic and social life to help acclimate to college life before the rest of the class steps foot on campus in the fall.

Summer Academy: Explained

Timing: Summer Session II (July 5-August 15, 2017)

Course: Students will work with the program to enroll in a course that satisfies a graduation requirement. The course will be determined by the student’s intended major or area of interest.

  • ECON 1001: students interested in business of international affairs majors
  • MATH 1220/1231 (depending on placement): students interested in engineering, science, public health, or pre-medicine majors
  • UW 1020: students interested in humanities, fine arts or social science majors

Seminar & Success Coaching: In weekly group and individual settings, Summer Academy participants build successful habits and learn how to navigate college life. Students will hone their academic skills, develop leadership potential, and build connections to the GW community as they prepare for their first year at GW.

Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction: Each student will have access to tutoring and additional campus resources to ensure success in the summer course and beyond.

Housing: Funding for campus residency during the summer is not provided for local GW Summer Academy participants.


The costs of the course, course materials, weekly seminar, individualized coaching, tutoring, and supplemental instruction will be covered by the program. Students will be responsible for food and travel costs to and from campus.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have questions about the program.