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Always wanted to take a class at the University of Washington? Here's your chance: Summer Quarter is open to everyone, making it a great time to explore all that the UW has to offer.

Why Summer Quarter? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Open Enrollment – Anyone can enroll in summer courses at the UW
  • Huge Variety – Choose from nearly 2,000 courses in more than 100 fields of study
  • Shorter Terms – Courses are condensed, ranging from four-and-a-half weeks to nine weeks in length

Who participates in UW Summer Quarter? Attendees include high school students in the Advanced Study program, incoming freshmen who want to get a head start on their college career, international students, graduate nonmatriculated students, students from other universities and the general public. See How to Enroll for specific information about your status. (Note: Currently enrolled UW students should use MyUW to register for Summer Quarter classes. Learn more.)

Summer at the UW also features some special opportunities, described below.

Be Adventurous: A number of unique courses that take learning beyond the classroom and out into the world are available only in the summer. Study marine biology at various locations around Puget Sound, learn about geology through field trips to places like Mount St. Helens or explore urban growth challenges on-site in the cities of Mexico. Make your summer educational experience one to remember.

Take a Deep Language Dive: If you can't travel to a foreign country to learn a language, the UW's intensive summer language courses are the next best thing. Whether you want to study Chinese or French, Persian or Russian, Spanish or Swahili, Summer Quarter offers courses at a variety of levels that immerse you in the spoken and written language. Complete a year's worth of foreign language in just nine weeks with this intensive program.

Prepare to Teach: The UW College of Education offers a number of workshops for educators during Summer Quarter. Choose from a wide variety of subjects and educational categories, including special education, technology, science and math, foreign languages, the arts and more. Teachers can also earn credits toward certification, endorsements and advanced degrees.

Summer Quarter 2014 at the University of Washington – come join us.

Important Dates

Summer Quarter:
June 22 – Aug 21, 2015

a term:
June 22 – July 22, 2015

b term:
July 23 – Aug 21, 2015


Have a question about Summer Quarter at the UW? Learn more about our offerings and chat with presenters in a Web-based seminar. Sign up to participate.

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Contact Academic Advising to discuss your education plans and courses or to learn more about UW Summer Quarter.

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