Each summer William & Mary offers about 180 courses, primarily in Arts & Sciences, in 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.
William & Mary also offers degree-seeking students a number of summer courses taught entirely online. Please note, however, that non-degree-seeking students are not eligible to take certain online courses at W&M.
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.
Find Out More:
- Summer courses and locations
- How to register or apply
- Summer housing on campus
- Summer housing off campus
- Current tuition rates and registration fees
- Information about financial aid
- The National Institute of American History & Democracy offers a Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History.