Summer Program Registration and Costs

  Summer Law Programs Abroad Specialized Summer Programs in D.C.

Costs:

The standard program fee of $10,500 includes:

  • 6 tuition credits,
  • A $100 application fee,
  • housing,
  • reading materials,
  • health insurance (during the official dates of the program),
  • organized tours,
  • receptions, and
  • transportation to program activities.

Participants are responsible for the cost of all international travel, most meals, and commuting to and from classes (when applicable). Please see individual program websites for more information regarding costs associated with the program.

Academic Credit: Students applying for academic credit will be charged $1,750 per credit hour. Total Specialized Summer Session costs will depend on number of credits taken. Please see individual program websites for a complete cost breakdown.

Certificate of Attendance or CLE Credit: Standard Rates:

  • 1 course: $1,200
  • 2 courses: $1,950
  • 3 courses: $2,700
  • 4 courses: $3,450
  • 5+ courses: an additional $300/course

Alumni and Non-Profit Rates:

  • 1 course: $900
  • 2 courses: $1,450
  • 3 courses: $2,000
  • 4 courses: $2,600
  • 5+ courses: an additional $300/course

Group Rates:

  • 10+ registrants: 15% discount
  • 6–9 registrants: 10% discount
  • 3–5 registrants: 5% discount

Registration:

Please apply via the online applications at www.wcl.american.edu/summer/abroad.

Application for admission is on a rolling basis, but interested students are strongly encouraged to apply early, as the program may fill before the deadline. Please see individual program websites for specific application deadlines.

Visiting students must also supply a letter of good standing and permission by their Dean or Registrar for the application to be considered.

Current WCL JD & LL.M. students do not need to submit a separate application. Please enroll through your my.american.edu account.

Visiting law students who wish to receive academic credit must have permission from their home institutions. Specifically:

1. A letter of good standing from your institution

2. A letter of permission to enroll at American University Washington College of Law must accompany your application.

3. Please complete a "Visitor Application Form" and mail it to:

Office of the Registrar
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20016-8125

Please use the appropriate application on the individual program websites to receive academic credit.

Participants choosing to enroll for a Certificate of Attendance or CLE credit should complete the application form on the individual program websites.
NOTE: American University Washington College of Law is an accredited CLE provider for Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York and accreditation will be applied for with these states, together with any other states as requested.

Scholarships:

The law school's International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) offers a 12 credit scholarship to a participant of each D.C. summer program. Applicants must enroll in the ILSP LL.M. program in the fall or spring semester immediately following the summer academy in which they participated. For more information on this Summer Academy Scholarship, visit www.wcl.american.edu/ilsp/scholarly_competitions.cfm.

 

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available to current JD and LL.M. students who will be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits during the summer session. Please consult the financial aid office for specific information on applying for summer session financial aid.

Visiting students should consult their home school financial aid office for information on funding for a summer session.

Participants registering for Certificate of Attendance may be eligible for individual program scholarships. Please see individual program websites for more information on applying for scholarships. Unfortunately, federal financial aid is not available for participants applying for Certificate of Attendance or CLE credit.