Summer Academic Sessions

Each summer the College of William and Mary offers about 180 courses, primarily in Arts and Sciences, in two summer sessions at two locations (on the main campus and in Washington, D.C.).

Classes are open to all current W&M students. Others may apply through the Registrar’s Office or Admission Office (see below) to take classes as "non-degree-seeking" students, and then transfer the credits to their home institutions or convert them to W&M credits if they eventually transfer into the College.

Summer classes are excellent ways to:

  • Fulfill general education and/or major or minor requirements
  • Explore new fields of study
  • Prepare for future career paths
  • Pursue a part-time class schedule that allows for work and/or research
  • Graduate early

Because summer classes are intensive and tend to be smaller in size, students often benefit from closer working relationships with faculty and their peers.

A Note about Housing

Campus spaces for summer housing are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to students who have registered for classes. Single and double rooms are available. Applications for Summer Research Housing are coming soon, with offers made by e-mail beginning in mid-April.

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