Washington University's Summer School has an open registration policy for undergraduate courses and welcomes students from other colleges, 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.
How to Register
WashU Undergraduate students
Any matriculated Washington University undergraduate student may register for an Arts & Sciences summer course through the University College registration portal.
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 registration policy. We strongly encourage you to consult with your home institution advisor prior to registering.
Students can add courses freely until the end of the open enrollment period, which is the same as the last day to drop a course for a 100% refund. After the open enrollment period, students must secure written approval from the instructor and a late registration fee may apply.
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 via email or in person 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 available 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.
Adult or Professional Students
Students interested in continuing their education or gaining professional development skills may register for a course with University College. Summer courses are available in online, evening, and weekend formats that cover a variety of interests and professions.
Middle and high school students should visit Pre-College Programs to review information about admission and registration.