Summer Session

The Summer Session in Arts & Sciences offers courses for current Washington University students and visiting students, including pre-college learners. Summer courses are scheduled over five separate sessions. Visit the Summer Session website for more information.

Enrollment Eligibility

WashU Undergraduate Students

Students who are already admitted to a degree program at Washington University in St. Louis may enroll in Summer Session courses provided that they have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Any student who has been suspended or dismissed from (and not formally readmitted to) any school within Washington University may not register without the written permission of their former dean. In addition, students who have been placed on academic probation or academic time away or who have taken a regular leave of absence must be reinstated and/or cleared by the College Office (or the dean of their respective school if not an Arts & Sciences student) prior to enrolling in Summer Session courses. Please note that reinstatements are typically issued for the fall semester and not for Summer Session. Matriculated Washington University undergraduate students register for Arts & Sciences summer courses directly through WebSTAC.

Domestic Visiting Students

Undergraduates in good academic standing attending a U.S. college or university are welcome to register through the visiting student program. Prior to registration, we strongly encourage students to consult with their home institution advisors to discuss courses and transfer credit procedures.

International Visiting Students 

International students currently studying on F-1 or J-1 visas sponsored by a U.S. college or university may register through the visiting student program. Students will be required to provide the following official documents before their request is reviewed:

  1. Official I-20 or DS-2019
  2. Official I-94
  3. Official score report from TOEFL or IELTS
  4. Transcript of record from home institution

If students have questions about their current visa status, they should contact the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Pre-College Students

Arts & Sciences Pre-College Programs offer a variety of programs for middle and high school students. Please visit the Pre-College Programs page of this Bulletin for more information.

Maximum Credit Load

Due to the intensive nature of summer courses, students may carry no more than the maximum credit load for each session, indicated below:

  • Session I: Maximum of 4 units
  • Session II: Maximum of 6 units
  • Session III: Maximum of 6 units
  • Session IV: Maximum of 6 units

When enrolled in overlapping sessions, students may still carry no more than 6 units at one time. Finally, students are limited to taking no more than 12 units total over the course of the summer.

Contact Info

Contact:Ashley June Moore