Summer School is an opportunity to study at one of the nation's best universities.

Come to Washington University's campus and sample one of the many courses or programs we offer for everyone from talented middle and high school students to visiting undergraduates and motivated adults. We'll help you accelerate your degree program, satisfy your intellectual curiosity, or enhance your professional skills.

Choose from one of our special summer institutes, test the waters in a continuing education degree program, or explore everything from premed lab sciences to graphic novels and online statistics courses.

Fundamental courses fulfill degree requirements, and smaller-sized summer classes and intensives allow for more focused and concentrated learning.

2017 Session Dates

WashU Summer School Dates

Summer Writers Institute

Writers of all levels and walks of life join published authors and exceptional teachers for workshops in Fiction, Personal Narrative, Humor, Creative Journalism, Flash Fiction, and Poetry, as well as readings and individual conferences with instructors.

Middle & High School Student Programs

Get an early taste of college life and prepare for college success. Explore a major or profession, earn college credit, or challenge yourself in rigorous noncredit courses.

Chinese and Japanese Institutes

Beginning students of Chinese and Japanese quickly develop language skills and cultural proficiency in classes with master professors and one-on-one tutoring with native speakers.

International Summer Study Program

Washington University in St. Louis welcomes undergraduates from around the world for summer study. Choose two courses from a wide variety of options, meet with deans and directors to learn about graduate and professional study in the United States, and participate in social and cultural events.

2017 Summer School Course Guide


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