Georgetown University, located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and politically prominent cities, welcomes applications from talented international students who wish to join our exciting community. To personally introduce you to the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities at Georgetown, every year we conduct Information Sessions in several countries across the world.
Application Procedure and Deadlines
International applicants to Georgetown follow the same application procedure and deadlines as US citizens. All candidates (including non-US citizens or non-permanent residents) are reviewed without consideration of a student’s financial resources. Thus, it is not necessary to send a Statement of Finances with your application. Plainly stated, our “Need-Blind” admissions policy applies to everyone.
Visit our First Year Application webpage to apply online or download the Georgetown Application. If you have difficulties to do so, please contact your regional admissions officer (listed below under Communicating with Us) and provide your name and complete mailing address so that an application can be mailed to you.
Georgetown requires submission of either the SAT or ACT for first-year admission to the university. We do not accept self-reported scores.
SAT (SAT Code 5244)
- Georgetown only considers the Verbal (EBRW) and Math portions of the SAT.
- Georgetown does not review scores from the optional writing section of the SAT.
- For applicants who take the SAT more than once, the Committee on Admissions will consider the highest EBRW score and the highest math score from multiple test administrations.
ACT (ACT Code 0668)
- Georgetown only considers the English, Math, Reading, and Science sections of the ACT.
- Georgetown does not review scores from the optional writing section of the ACT.
- For applicants who take the ACT more than once, the Committee on Admissions will consider the highest composite score in the evaluation process.
- Georgetown does not require, but strongly recommends submission of three subject tests.
- To complete this recommendation, candidates may submit SAT Subject test scores or Advanced Placement (AP) test scores or a combination of them. Scores are considered official if they are received directly from the College Board or as part of your high school record.
- While subject tests scores are an important element of our application review, these tests should not create a barrier for applicants. Standardized tests represent only one factor in our holistic admissions process. The Committee on Admissions considers all facets of student achievement, both inside and outside of the classroom, and within the context of each applicant’s experience and environment.
- Students living outside of the United States are encouraged to consider an application to Georgetown regardless of their ability to submit three SAT Subject tests. The reduced availability of testing dates and centers outside the United States, along with varied curricula around the world, can impact an student’s ability to submit the recommended three SAT Subject tests for admission to Georgetown.
- Georgetown University does not participate in Score Choice.
- Georgetown requires that you submit your entire testing record, including all sittings of the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests.
Testing and Early Action
- Please ensure the on-time arrival of your test scores for Early Action! Please do not wait for the release of October test scores to send your entire testing record to Georgetown.
- Given the Early Action deadline of November 1, the Committee on Admissions recognizes that applicants may not complete their standardized tests by our deadline. While Early Action candidates must submit results from any completed SAT or ACT administration, those candidates planning further SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject tests are welcome to submit an Early Action application, which will be considered complete and reviewed in its entirety.
- Candidates applying under Early Action who sit for additional testing after the application deadline can identify their future test dates on the Georgetown Supplement. Additional scores will be added to the applicant’s application file and can be considered in the case of deferral to the Regular Decision review period.
English Language Proficiency Tests
- Georgetown recommends, but does not require, results from an English language proficiency test for students who attend a school where English is not the language of instruction.
- Georgetown will accept results from the TOEFL, IELTS, or DET (Duolingo English Test) to fulfill this recommendation.
Final and Projected Examination Results
If you will graduate from a school with a final examination such as the British A-Levels, Cambridge Pre-U, German Abitaur, French Baccalaureat, or International Baccalaureate, you will need to submit both Projected and Final results. These should be included in the Secondary School Report sent from your college counselor, teacher or the Head of School.
Georgetown University is Need-Blind for all applicants.
Admitted students who have requested financial aid and are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be considered for a very limited number of need-based scholarships. To be considered for one of these scholarships, the student/applicant will need to indicate their intent to apply for financial aid on the Application for Undergraduate Admission and should submit a CSS/Financial Aid Profile online at http://www.collegeboard.com. For further details, please see the Office of Student Financial Services website.
Whether admitted either under our Early Action or Regular Decision review periods, all candidates for financial aid will be notified about their eligibility for aid, their financial aid awards or about missing documents during the first week of April.
Please note that we are now using the CSS/Financial Aid Profile in place of the International Student Financial Aid form.
Communicating With Us
Due to time zone differences, we will initially try to communicate with you via email. Therefore, we strongly suggest you regularly check the email account you have provided us for any updates or requests from our office. Similarly, notify us if any change in email, address, telephone contact information.
In anticipation of some of the most commonly asked questions, we have provided details about the application process, deadlines, financial aid, testing, etc. These can be found either via the links immediately above or through the main admissions website. We strongly recommend you carefully read and review the information already provided on our website.
If after you have read the information, you remain confused or encounter a very unique situation (difficulty sending documents, submitting the application, etc.), feel free to contact us. When you email us, please provide us not only your name, but the city/country where you attend school.
Latin America, Bahamas, Bermuda, and the CaribbeanJaime C. Briseno, Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Africa, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Central/South AsiaKathryn J. Timlin, Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Australia, East/Southeast Asia, and Pacific RegionHeather Tom Kim, Senior Assistant Director
Additional Resources for International Applicants
Learn more about Georgetown Student-Parent Information Sessions abroad. Prospective students will learn about Georgetown University, diverse campus communities, and the variety of admissions & financial aid policies.
Visit the Office of Global Services website to learn about a wide array of services and programming for incoming and current international students.
All non-US citizens who plan to study in F-1 or J-1 status at Georgetown must indicate their requested status on the confirmation of enrollment form. In addition, students who need a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 immigration document from Georgetown must apply for the immigration document by following the instructions at http://internationalservices.georgetown.edu/vsqoip.
The complete process of obtaining the Georgetown Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 and applying for the F-1 or J-1 visa takes a minimum of 6-8 weeks, and students are strongly encouraged to carefully review the instructions and begin the process as soon as possible. For questions regarding immigration requirements or the document issuance process, please contact the Office of Global Services (OGS) at email@example.com. Students who will study in a status other than F-1 or J-1 do not have any reporting requirement and do not need to contact OGS.
Accepted international students will also be required to submit a recent Statement of Finances to our office.
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 at http://finaid.georgetown.edu.
To learn more about Georgetown’s commitment to Undocumented Students (both prospective applicants and current students), please visit the website https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/.