Courses & Programs


Summer Quarter at the University of Washington offers a huge variety of courses and programs – nearly 2,000 courses in more than 100 fields of study. No matter what your goals or interests are, you’ll find a program or class to meet your needs and spark your interest to keep learning.

Course Length

Summer Quarter is divided into A Term and B Term, each lasting four and a half weeks. Some courses span just one term while others extend over both (Full Term).

Campus Courses

The majority of Summer Quarter classes meet on the UW campus in Seattle, but there are also Summer Quarter classes held at UW Tacoma and UW Bothell. See the Campus Courses page for more information about campus course locations and selection.

Online Courses

UW Summer Quarter offers a select number of courses completely online, meaning you can access all course materials no matter where you are. See the Online Courses page for more information about these courses.

Special Summer Courses and Programs

The UW offers a number of special courses and programs that are only available during Summer Quarter, including intensive foreign language offerings and summer certificate programs. See each page for more information about these courses and programs.

Note: Enrollment in UW Summer Quarter does not constitute admission to the University of Washington. For more information on applying to become a matriculated (degree-seeking) student, visit the Office of Admissions website.


SUMMER 2017 DATES
  • February 3, 2017
    Time Schedule Available
  • April 12, 2017
    Registration Opens
  • June 19, 2017
    Classes Begin
  • June 19–August 18, 2017
    Full Term
  • June 19–July 19, 2017
    A Term
  • July 20–August 18, 2017
    B Term

HOW TO REGISTER

For more information on how to register for Summer Quarter courses at the UW, see the Registration & Costs section.