Diversity and Access

Georgetown actively seeks out and recruits highly talented, motivated students from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. Throughout the year, we conduct recruitment events in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands. So whether you hail from a small rural community or a major metropolitan area – or somewhere in between, we invite prospective applicants to learn more about Georgetown’s dynamic, diverse and talented community of students.

Coordinators

Mr. Jaime C. Briseño

Senior Associate Director
Coordinator of Diversity & Access
Undocumented/DACA Applicant Liaison

My name is Jaime Briseño and I have been a member of the Georgetown admissions office for over 25 years. I am a former First Generation Low Income student from San Antonio, Texas, attended a medium sized public school (Memorial High School), followed by college on the East Coast. College was made possible by a generous need-based financial aid award. My regions of responsibility include: New Mexico, Texas, as well as the Caribbean and all of Latin America. In my particular role at the admissions office, I welcome questions from you or your family (in English or Spanish) to help you navigate the college admissions process.

Ms. Mai L. Hinton

Associate Director

My name is Mai Hinton, and I have been in admissions for over 10 years. I graduated from a large public high school in Plano, Texas (862 in my graduating class!). During my time in admissions, I have enjoyed working on multicultural and diversity programming such as diversity fly-in programs. At Georgetown, I work closely with colleagues from the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access and the Georgetown Scholars Program. I would be happy to speak with you and your family about Georgetown.

Ms. Jenna Myers

Assistant Director

My name is Jenna Myers and I have been a part of the admissions office at Georgetown for a little over a year. Throughout my years in admissions, I have worked closely with first generation and low income students to navigate the college admissions process. While my admissions region includes DC, IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, OK, SD, and WI, I welcome questions from any student or family members.

Ms. Suji Yi

Senior Admissions Officer

My name is Suji Yi (pronouns: she/her) and I am a Senior Admissions Officer at Georgetown. I am also the regional admissions officer for MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, and Mainland China. As a native Bay Stater, I have the unpopular opinion of enjoying (for the most part) the New England winters. As a second-generation Korean-American and first-generation college graduate, I found my way to the admissions world after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross (another fellow Jesuit institution)! Since then, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to connect with prospective students and families from all over the country (and world) and to help students navigate the ever-changing landscape of college admissions.

Mr. Jimmy Aguilar

Admissions Officer

My name is Jimmy Aguilar (he, him, his), and I am an Admissions Officer here at Georgetown. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am the son of resilient Mexican immigrants and am a proud first-generation college graduate. I attended a large public high school (Huntington Park High School) with a graduating class of about 700 students, then pursued my undergraduate degree on the West Coast and, more recently, completed a master’s degree on the East Coast. Having a great support system got me to and through my higher education journey, and I am happy to chat with anyone who has any questions about navigating their own.

Mx. Liz Fieschko

Admissions Officer
LGBTQ Student Liaison

My name is Liz Fieschko, and I use she/her/they/them pronouns. I graduated from Georgetown University in 2020, and joined the Office of Admissions in Fall of 2020. I am a First Generation Low Income student from New Bern, North Carolina, and was a 1789 Scholar in the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP). I attended a small private school (Epiphany School of Global Studies). Through need-based aid, I was financially supported to attend Georgetown. The staff, alumni, and student community in GSP, CMEA, and LGBTQ+ Resource Center enabled me to thrive at Georgetown. I welcome any questions from you and your family, as you explore, research, and navigate the college admissions process.

We encourage you to review the various links in the UNIVERSITY RESOURCES area below, to find out more about the diversity presence on campus. If you have any questions about the student experience, resources or admissions, please contact our Diversity & Access Team at diversityadmiss@georgetown.edu.

To request a group tour of campus, please access the Group Visits page.


Undocumented Students

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes applications from interested students across the country and the world. All candidates for admission should submit the Georgetown Application and Application Supplement, regardless of country of citizenship, immigration status, where the student resides or attends high school.

Please note that all information provided on the application is confidential. Therefore, undocumented students should feel comfortable providing as much information as possible on the application forms. Immigration status does not have an impact on the admissions process.

Our admissions process is need-blind (applying for financial aid is not a factor) and this policy applies to all applicants: U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, foreign citizens, and undocumented students. Although federal financial aid is not available for undocumented students, you may qualify for a need-based scholarship directly from Georgetown. To learn more about the financial aid process, required forms, and deadlines, please consult the Office of Student Financial Services website.

To learn more about Georgetown’s commitment to Undocumented Students (both prospective applicants and current students), please visit Georgetown’s Undocumented Students website.

In the event you, your parents, or college counselor have any questions about the admissions process, please contact our office at 202-687-3600 and speak to one of our admissions officers. Alternatively, you may submit your question(s) by email to Mr. Jaime Briseño at brisenoj@georgetown.edu


LGBTQIA+ Students

Georgetown University welcomes all interested students to apply. Please note all information provided on the application is confidential, including sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. You will have the option to provide your preferred name when you submit the Georgetown Application. Keep in mind that your preferred name will be used on all communication you receive from the Office of Admissions, which may include emails, mailed letters, and phone calls/voicemails.

Georgetown University LGBTQ Resource Center is the first of its kind at a Catholic/Jesuit institution in the country. Explore the LGBTQ Resource Center’s website to see events for LGBTQIA+ students such as Lavender Graduation and OUTober2020, in addition to the Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Resource Guide, which has information on housing, all-gender bathrooms, mental health campus resources and more!

Georgetown University offers academic opportunities within the Women and Gender Studies Program in the Georgetown College and the Gender+ Justice Initiative which operates across Georgetown’s departments and campuses.


University Resources

The various office websites listed below contain useful information about life on campus or specific University resources, along with organizations which support and enhance awareness of Georgetown’s diverse community of students.

Community in Diversity
CMEA: Center for Multicultural Equity and Access
Campus Ministry
LGBTQ Resource Center
Women’s Center
Academic Resource Center
Student Organizations
Georgetown Scholars Program
Community Scholars Program

Related links

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
American Indian College Fund
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
MALDEF: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The Gates Scholarship

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