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Visiting Student Program

Summer 2021 will operate under the same assumptions for course delivery as this past academic year, with a significant component of instruction offered online and students given the opportunity to participate fully remotely in courses with in-person components. Physical distancing, density, and masking requirements in on-campus spaces will remain the same. Learn more about the WashU COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

Take advantage of what summer can do for you. Step ahead by completing degree requirements or explore new subject matter - our courses get you closer to achieving your academic goals. Our accelerated courses will challenge you, no doubt; but you will find yourself immersed in rich, rigorous content led by faculty who are innovative experts in their field. Earn transferable credits and an academic experience like no other.

We offer you flexibility by organizing four unique sessions that work around your schedule. We know that you want to maximize your summer, which is why you can enroll in summer courses while also maintaining a job, internship, conducting lab research, or designating time to travel.

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Summer Spotlight: International Student, Max Vargas

Summer Spotlight: International Student, Max Vargas

Summer Session Dates

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Enrollment Form Opens

Complete your enrollment request form starting March 31, 2021

Session I Begins

Session I is a 3-week session from May 24 - June 11

Sessions II and III begin

Session II is a five-week session from June 14 - July 16. Session III is an eight-week session from June 14 - August 6

Session IV Begins

Session IV is a five-week session from July 19 - August 19

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Let Your Curiosity Lead The Way.

We offer what you need. Explore the courses that will get you where you want to go.

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Students ready to enroll may complete our Enrollment Request Form beginning March 31.

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Visiting students looking to enroll during A&S Summer Session must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the course and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a matriculated undergraduate student at another US college or university.
  • Be a matriculated international undergraduate student attending a US college or university.
  • Be a post-baccalaureate student taking a gap year or looking for academic enrichment.

Special consideration may be given to:

  • Graduating high school seniors taking a gap year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who have not accepted an offer of admission to Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Matriculated international undergraduate students at an accredited international college or university.

Students requesting special consideration should email Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Additional eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • The student must be in good academic standing (a transcript will be required during the enrollment form process). Good standing is defined as having a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
  • International students must be able to verify fluency in the English language by providing a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (iBT) or a minimum IELTS Academic score of 6.5. Students may request a waiver based on the current standards of English Proficiency Certification set by the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Any student who has been suspended or dismissed from, and not formally readmitted to, any school within Washington University in St. Louis, may not register without the written permission of their former Dean.

Enrollment in Arts & Sciences Summer Session does not constitute or imply admission as a degree candidate in any school or division of Washington University in St. Louis.

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