Admitted Transfer Students
On behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, congratulations on your admission to Georgetown University!
We hope that you are excited about your upcoming years on the Hilltop. Over the course of the next month, this website will be a resource for you to learn more about the Hoya community.
In the upcoming weeks, you will receive a credit evaluation directly from your dean’s office, as well as information regarding financial aid from the Office of Student Financial Services.
For those of you interested in planning for the start of your Hoya experience, please visit the website for New Student Orientation (NSO), which will provide you with important details about the start of the 2022-2023 academic year for transfer students.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Now that I have been admitted, what comes next?
There are a few key pieces of information that will be coming your way in the upcoming weeks:
- Net ID: In the information accompanying your admission letter you will find details about your Georgetown NetID and password. You will use this NetID to access your new netID@georgetown.edu email address and MyAccess.
- You will access your new Georgetown email account through http://apps.georgetown.edu.
- You will access your student account, class registration information, and financial aid awards through MyAccess at https://myaccess.georgetown.edu/pls/bninbp/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin
- Financial Aid: In order to receive a financial aid package, you must have submitted both the FAFSA and CSS Profile. You will be sent information via mail on accessing your financial aid award from the Office of Student Financial Services.
- Credit Evaluation: You will receive an email from your dean’s office directly with an evaluation of your credit in the upcoming weeks. Please review carefully the details outlined in your admission letter and complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation form noted under “CREDIT EVALUATION AND REGISTRATION”.
How will my courses be evaluated for credit?
You will receive a transfer credit evaluation based on the title of the course with the predicted Georgetown equivalency. For confirmation of credit, your dean will request a course syllabus of each class for review.
How many courses/credits can I transfer from my current institution?
Students can transfer up to 20 courses, or 60 credits, to Georgetown.
I have earned a lot of credits prior to Georgetown. How quickly can I earn my degree?
Students must earn at least 60 of their required 120 credits at Georgetown, in Georgetown coursework.
As mentioned before, we cap the amount of transferable credit at 60 total. Students must also complete 4 (four) full-time semesters at Georgetown, on campus (not including study abroad and not including summer terms).
May I study abroad?
Yes, absolutely. We hope that you pursue a study abroad experience if this interests you.
Keep in mind that study abroad semesters do not count toward the four-semester residency requirement (see above), unless the semester is spent at a Georgetown campus abroad (Villa la Balze in Fiesole, Italy; SFS campus in Doha, Qatar). Junior transfers who wish to study abroad and graduate in 4 semesters might consider summer options, or one of Georgetown’s international campuses. Note also that language majors are required to study abroad.
May I enroll as a part-time student?
Georgetown requires all undergraduate students to be full-time (full-time status is enrollment in at least 12 credits).
Does my GPA from my previous school transfer to Georgetown?
No, your GPA does not transfer. You must receive a minimum grade of “C” (a “C-“ does not count) to receive credit.
When do I register for the Fall 2022 semester?
Your academic dean or the transfer student coordinator from your school’s Dean’s Office will be in touch regarding registration in late July.
What classes should I take in the fall?
Your dean will send you detailed instructions on course selection prior to registration in late July.
Can I live on campus?
Yes! In fact, all sophomore and junior transfer students are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the exemption requirements. You can visit the Residential Living website for more information about on campus housing. We have highlighted the transfer-specific information here:
- Transfer Student Assignments: All sophomore and junior transfer students are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the exemption requirements. The University has a three year residency requirement. Junior transfers are required to live on campus for one year, sophomore transfers are required to live on campus for two years (sophomore and junior years). Transfer students are assigned to housing throughout campus, typically with other students of similar age and class year. Transfer students are not housed with freshmen. Our office does not accommodate requests for specific residential area or room. Students with medical needs for specific housing must contact the Academic Resource Center , 202-687-8354. Room assignments are available in early August.
- Transfer Roommate Matching: Transfer students should fill out a Living Preference Questionnaire (LPQ). The Office of Residential Living gathers living preferences questionnaires from the current on-campus Georgetown students that have vacancies in their residences. Comparing the responses gathered from current students with each transfer’s LPQ is vital in helping the Residential Living staff best match roommates and assign rooms. If a transfer student wants to specifically name another transfer student as a roommate or submit a general request to room with another transfer student, both students need to make this request in writing to email@example.com. Students must request one another in order to be assigned a room together.
- Transfer Residences: Most residence hall space is double occupancy, however, some triple rooms are also available. Apartment and townhouses occupancy is typically 4-5 residents, however, there are some that house as many as eight students. Junior transfer students are given priority to be assigned to apartments. Sophomore transfer students will typically be assigned to residence halls. Single rooms are only available for juniors and seniors. Junior transfer students may request to be added to the waitlist for single rooms by contacting the Office of Residential Living, via email, for more information. Only juniors and seniors are permitted to live in University-owned townhouses.
- Living Learning Communities: Many students apply to live in one of four Living Learning Communities. Visit the Living Learning Communities website for more information and how to apply.
Can I have full-time employment while pursuing my Georgetown degree?
Full-time employment is not permitted while actively enrolled in classes. Students may pursue part-time work, but there is a 20-hour per week limit, in order to preserve and promote proper attention to course expectations and engagement.
When does school start?
You can visit the Academic Calendar for important dates and information.
Do transfer students have their own orientation?
With an entering transfer class of approximately 100 students per year, transfers are an important part of the new student community at Georgetown.
With many leaders in New Student Orientation (NSO) being transfer students themselves, we understand that a transfer student has a distinctly different transition to Georgetown than a first-year student. Therefore, NSO has made a concerted effort to meet the needs specific to the transfer experience. We hope that you take full advantage of the programs, opportunities, and events planned with you in mind.
You will notice when you check-in at NSO registration, several events during the NSO program are designed for transfer students only. These events provide opportunities for incoming transfer students to get to know each other as well as current students who have also transferred to Georgetown. Your assigned Orientation Advisor (OA) will be an invaluable resource for you as you begin to navigate campus and participate in NSO activities.
More information on New Student Orientation can be found at http://orientation.georgetown.edu.
Congratulations again on your wonderful accomplishments and welcome to the Hoya family!
The Georgetown Admissions Staff