Join students from around the world for a summer at Washington University in St. Louis. Our course offerings are carefully crafted with flexibility in mind, to ensure you receive optimal instruction in an accelerated format. Choose day or evening courses; online, face-to-face, or a hybrid of both; or immerse in one of our themed institutes or programs.
Washington University's Summer School has an open admission policy for undergraduate courses and welcomes students from other colleges and universities and adults who are seeking career advancement or enrichment. A transcript is not required for students who have earned a high school diploma, or its equivalent, by June. However, all students are expected to have completed the stated course prerequisites.
Admission Information By Group
WashU & Undergraduate Visiting Students
Undergraduates in good standing at a U.S. college or university are welcome to enroll online through the Summer School's open admission policy. Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to consult with their home institution advisor prior to registering. Students may live on campus by requesting housing through Summer Programs and Conference Services, live off-campus through Quadrangle Housing, or obtain housing off-campus independently.
Visiting students interested in taking courses during the fall and spring semesters may participate in the Undergraduate Visiting Student Program in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
International Visiting Students
International students currently studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa sponsored by a U.S. college or university may enroll in any summer course or institute through the Summer School office. You must first complete a Student Information Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to your desired course start date. Visiting international students are required to provide proof of housing while in St. Louis. Housing options are avialable both on and off campus. The Summer Programs & Conference Services office offers a variety of amenities for students to reside on campus.
If you have questions about your current visa status, please contact Martha Turner within the Office of International Students and Scholars.
International students not currently studying in the U.S. may apply to join our International Summer Study program. The program runs from July 10 - August 14, 2020. The application cycle opens December 1, 2019 and closes May 8, 2020.
Adult or Professional Students
Students interested in continuing their education, may enroll in a degree or certificate program, or one of our hundreds of online, evening, or weekend courses that cover a variety of interests and professions. Enrollment takes place through the University College portal.
Middle and High school students can discover residential and non-residential academic programs offered through the Pre-College Office. Students looking for year-round programming may apply to join the Early College Scholars program.