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Summer Courses and Program

The George Washington University’s Summer Opportunities for GWUOHS students:


High school students (grades 9–11) in the Pre-College 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.

Our 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.

Tuition & Fees

Program costs vary depending on whether you enroll in the College Intensive or Summer Immersion programs.

Find the opportunity that is right for you.  Visit the GWU website for details:

Benefits for GWUOHS Students:

  • Streamlined Application and  Admissions Process
  • Application Fee is waived
  • Letters of recommendation are not required
  • Cost of Attendance
  • GWUOHS students receive a 30% discount

Please contact Maria Coyle with any questions at



GW’s summer programs enroll approximately 5000 students, including 800 visiting international and high school students from around the world. Our GW Pre-College program enrolls gifted high school students in academic programs that integrate lectures and seminars with and applied exploration of an area of study. We offer credit and noncredit programs through the College Intensive and Summer Immersion programs respectively. Both programs build on the academic strengths of our institution, the expertise of our faculty, and the strategic advantage of our location. Programs are enhanced by experiential learning which offer hands-on learning opportunities for students to connect theoretical concepts to real-world practice.

Areas of study include:

  • The Arts
  • Business & Economics
  • English, Writing & Communications
  • Engineering
  • Medical & Health Sciences
  • History, Culture & the Humanities
  • International Relations, Law & Government
  • Mathematics & Science

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