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 2023-2024 academic year for transfer students.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 email address and MyAccess.
  • 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 email on accessing your financial aid award from the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Credit Evaluation: Please review carefully the details outlined in your admission letter and complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation form noted under “CREDIT EVALUATION AND REGISTRATION”. At your earliest convenience complete the credit review form referenced in your admission letter.

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.

Students can transfer up to 20 courses, or 60 credits, to Georgetown.

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).

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.

Georgetown requires all undergraduate students to be full-time (full-time status is enrollment in at least 12 credits).

Yes, depending on review of the syllabus.

No, your GPA does not transfer. You must receive a minimum grade of “C” (a “C-“ does not count) to receive credit.

Your academic dean or the transfer student coordinator from your school’s Dean’s Office will be in touch regarding registration in late July.

Your dean will send you detailed instructions on course selection prior to registration in late July.

Yes! In fact, all sophomore and junior transfer students are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the exemption requirements. Information about the on-campus housing opportunities or options for off-campus exemptions can be found within the Residential Living website.

  • 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 first-year students. Students with medical needs that may require housing accommodation must apply for an accommodation through the Academic Resource Center. Room and roommate and move-in information will be released in early August.
  • Transfer Roommate Matching: Every student living on campus completes the Living Preference Questionnaire (LPQ), found within the Housing Application. Using the LPQ compatibility, age and class year, Residential Living will match transfer students together or with other upper-class students If a transfer student wants to specifically name another student as a roommate both students need to make this request in writing to Students must request one another in order to be assigned a room together.
  • Transfer Residences: Sophomore transfer students will typically be assigned to residence hall double or triple rooms. Single rooms are only available for juniors and seniors as available.
  • 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.

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.

You can visit the Academic Calendar for important dates and information.

With an entering transfer class of approximately 175 students, 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

Congratulations again on your wonderful accomplishments and welcome to the Hoya family!

Hoya Saxa!

The Georgetown Admissions Staff