Summer Courses & Programs for GWUOHS Students

While The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) does not directly offer summer classes, GWUOHS students still have several opportunities to continue learning and earn credit over the summer. 

The George Washington University’s Summer Programs

The George Washington University (GW) offers several summer programs for high school students looking for a transformative introduction to college life. These programs enroll approximately 5,000 students, including 800 visiting international and high school students from around the world. 

Both programs build on our institution’s academic strengths, our faculty’s expertise, and the strategic advantage of our location in D.C. Experiential learning enhances programs by offering hands-on learning opportunities for students to connect theoretical concepts to real-world practice.

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GW’s Intensive Pre-College Program

High school students (grades 9–11) can enroll in GW’s Pre-College Program. This program enrolls gifted high school students in academic programs that integrate lectures and seminars with an applied exploration of an area of study. Students in this program benefit tremendously from 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.

This intensive and exciting program allows students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. The program includes academically challenging courses, integrating lectures and seminars with the exploration of area organizations.

Throughout the Pre-College Program, 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.

GW’s Summer Immersion Programs

Summer Immersion is a two-week, full-day, non-credit program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors that integrates lecture-based instruction with experiential and applied activities. Students expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and exploring the diverse intellectual and cultural resources of Washington, D.C. 

Some examples of past immersion programs include:

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Introduction to Medicine

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Social Drivers of Health

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The U.S. Intelligence Community & Counter-Terrorism

Summer Program Tuition & Fees

Benefits for GWUOHS Students Taking GW Summer Programs

Because of the partnership between GW and GWUOHS, students enrolled at GWUOHS enjoy some benefits when they choose to complete a summer program with GW. These include:

  • Checkmark iconA streamlined application and admissions process
  • Checkmark iconA waived application fee
  • Checkmark iconNo requirement for letters of recommendation
  • Checkmark iconA reduced cost of attendance: GWUOHS students receive a 30% discount on a selection of summer programs

Other Summer Credit Options for GWUOHS Students

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