College Intensive Program

General

Program Description

For Summer 2020, all College Intensive classes are online.

Credit program for rising juniors and seniors

The College Intensive program offers rising juniors and seniors (ages 15-18) the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses.

Students in this program will earn official GW credit that may be transferable to other institutions, depending on the individual institution policies.

In addition to instruction through lectures, students in the College Intensive program spend time outside of the classroom working on projects, research assignments, readings, papers, and other assignments. Students also participate in co-curricular site visits, college preparation workshops, personal development, and cultural enrichment programs each week, designed to enhance their understanding of and preparation for undergraduate study. 

Prepare for Your College Experience

An Extraordinary Opportunity for an Enriching Academic Summer Experience

Pre-College exposes high school students to a dynamic and rigorous college experience by helping them explore their interests, study at a top university, and learn about college life.

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Students who wish to engage in credit-bearing online courses may apply for the 6-week online option. Online courses are rigorous and best suited for self-motivated students with advanced study skills.

If you wish to take a course outside of those listed below, please contact our office for verification. All course offerings are subject to cancellation.

Choose a Program by Topic

Business
Online Session 1 (5/18-6/27) Online Session 2 (6/29-8/8)
BADM 2301: Management Information Systems Technology PHIL 2131: Ethics: Theory and Applications
STAT 1051: Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics  
Communications & Arts
Online Session 1 (5/18-6/27) Online Session 2 (6/29-8/8)
AMST 1070:The American Cinema ENGL 1210: Introduction to Creative Writing
ANTH 1004: Language in Culture and Society MUS 1104: Film on Music
ENGL 1210: Introduction to Creative Writing SMPA 2120: Public Opinion
MUS 1104: Film on Music  
PHIL 1062: Philosophy and Film  
History & Humanities
Online Session 1 (5/18-6/27) Online Session 2 (6/29-8/8)
ANTH 1002: Sociocultural Anthropology ENGL 1210: Introduction to Creative Writing
ANTH 1004: Language in Culture and Society GEOG 1001: Introduction to Human Geography
ENGL 1210: Introduction to Creative Writing GEOG 1003: Society and Environment
GEOG 1001: Introduction to Human Geography GEOG 2104: World Regional Geography
GEOG 1003: Society and Environment GEOG 2127: Population Geography
GEOG 2104: World Regional Geography HIST 1311: Introduction to American History (1876-Present)
GEOG 2120: World Regional Geography HIST 2340: U.S. Diplomatic History
HIST 1011: World History 1500- Present PHIL 2045: Introduction to Logic
HIST 1310: Introduction to American History PHIL 2131: Ethics: Theory and Applications
HIST 2340: U.S. Diplomatic History  
PHIL 1051: Introduction to Philosophy  
PHIL 1062: Philosophy and Film  
PHIL 2045: Introduction to Logic  
REL 1003:Introduction to World Religions  
SOC 1001: Introduction to Sociology  
Law & Politics
Online Session 1 (5/18-6/27) Online Session 2 (6/29-8/8)
PSC 1002: Introduction to American Politics and Government AMST 2610: Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
PSC 1003: Introduction to International Politics SPMA 2120: Public Opinion
AMST 2610: Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America  
PSC 2101: Scope and Methods of Political Science  
SOC 1003:Introduciton to Criminal Justice  
PSC 1001: Introduction to Comparative Politics  
Leadership
Online Session 1 (5/18-6/27) Online Session 2 (6/29-8/8)
PHIL 2045: Introduction to Logic HIST 2340: U.S. Diplomatic History
  PHIL 2045: Introduction to Logic
  PHIL 2131: Ethics: Theory and Applications
STEM
Online Session 1 (5/18-6/27) Online Session 2 (6/29-8/8)
CSCI 1111:Introduction to Software Development BISC 1005: The Biology of Nutrition and Health
  STAT 1053: Introduction to Statistics in Social Science

Young people in conversation

What our students are saying about Pre-College

“It was absolutely the highlight of my summer, and, more importantly, I believe I know what I want to do in the future now.”

“The program helped me realize where my professional career interests lie and completely influenced my future choice of major.”

“My professor has helped me so much. I have gained so many great ideas that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

“I got to experience college life before I attended. I will be the first member of my family to attend college. This is huge for me.” 

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

We offer a variety of on-campus courses during the summer, as well as study abroad opportunities, in-depth institute courses, flexible online and evening classes and programs for visiting internationa ... Read More

We offer a variety of on-campus courses during the summer, as well as study abroad opportunities, in-depth institute courses, flexible online and evening classes and programs for visiting international and high school students. Read less