Take a Course

GW provides hundreds of summer courses and programs for current GW students, visiting students and professionals. Course options are available in a variety of subject areas, and can be taken on campus or online. Special programs such as Summer Institutes and Short-Term Abroad are also available during the summer.

Tuition & Fees

Summer tuition and fees for full-time matriculated and visiting students are charged by credit hour and are determined by the GW Student Accounts Office. View current tuition rates.

Course Format

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On-Campus Courses

Choose from more than 650 courses in 70 different areas of study. Courses are offered during the day and in the evening to accommodate your busy summer schedule. Enjoy increased student-faculty interaction to focus exclusively on a challenging subject in an ideal learning environment.

Find the perfect on-campus course for you
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Online Courses

Over 100 undergraduate and graduate courses are available in fully online and hybrid formats. These courses provide additional flexibility and accessibility for both specialized and high-demand courses, particularly for working professionals and full-time GW students with internships or other activities that provide time constraints.

Find the perfect online course for you

Register for Summer Courses

Visiting International & High School Students

If you are a visiting international undergraduate or graduate student, please visit International Summer. If you are a domestic or international high school student, please visit Pre-College.

Special Programs

International students studying outside on GW campus

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses

Full-time international students who are required to take EAP in their first year have the option to take these courses in the summer to get ahead. These courses help students develop academic writing, research and communication skills.

Get ahead this summer
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Short-Term Abroad

Ranging from 1-6 weeks, these courses combine classroom study with real-world experiences in international environments focused on your field of study.

Spend your summer abroad
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Summer Institutes

These programs feature intensive academic investigation through a course or set of thematically-related courses. Programs vary in length and some combine credits for a discounted tuition rate.

Sign up for a GW Summer Institute