Courses & Programs

uw campus fountainSummer Sessions at the University of Washington offers a huge variety of courses and programs — more than 1,000 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.

Campus Courses

The majority of UW Summer Sessions classes meet on the UW campus in Seattle, but there are also summer classes held at UW Tacoma and UW Bothell. See the Campus Courses page for more information about campus course locations and what courses are available. 

Online Courses

UW Summer Sessions offers a select number of traditionally online courses that are designed to be delivered in an online format. See the Online Courses page to browse course offerings. 

Course Length

Summer Sessions is divided into Session A and Session B, each lasting four-and-a-half weeks. Some courses span just one session while others extend over both. See the Key Dates & Deadlines page for more details.

Special Summer Courses and Programs

The UW offers a number of special courses and programs that are only available during Summer Sessions, including intensive foreign language offerings

Note: Enrollment in UW Summer Sessions 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.