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Summer Sessions

U.S. College Students

If you’re a student at another university, either coming home for the summer or just visiting Seattle, you’re welcome to join us for Summer Sessions to keep learning.

Why UW Summer Sessions?

  • Academic Credit. Finish an academic requirement or get a jump start on next year’s classes. In most cases, the course credit you earn at the UW can be transferred to your institution.
  • Top-Rated School. Enjoy UW’s world-class faculty, outstanding facilities and sterling academic reputation.
  • The UW Experience. Attend intellectually challenging classes, including intensive course offerings.

Wide Variety of Courses

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With more than 1,000 courses offered in more than 100 different fields of study, you’re sure to find a class that sparks your interest or meets an academic need. Take a class in social sciences, engineering, computer science and technology, languages, business, health, education, the environment or one of numerous other disciplines.


To learn more about what’s available during UW Summer Sessions, see the UW Time Schedule or MyPlan. For more information on how to register for summer courses, see the page How to Register — Non-UW Students.

Note that enrollment in Summer Sessions does not constitute admission to the UW. To apply for admission as a degree-seeking student, visit the UW Office of Admissions website. 

Summer Foreign Language Offerings

The UW offers one of the country’s largest intensive foreign language summer programs. Choose from courses in everything from American Sign Language to Swahili.