The information below relates to Summer Quarter 2017. To be notified when details for summer 2018 are available, sign up for email updates.

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.

  • February 2018
    Time Schedule Available
  • April 2018
    Registration Opens
  • June 18, 2018
    Classes Begin
  • June 18–August 17, 2018
    Full Term
  • June 18–July 18, 2018
    A Term
  • July 19–August 17, 2018
    B Term


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