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.
- SAT – Georgetown’s SAT code is 5244. Georgetown only considers the critical reading and math portions of the SAT, not the writing section. If an applicant takes the SAT more than once, the admissions committees will consider the highest critical reading score and the highest math score from multiple test sessions when reviewing the application.
- ACT – Georgetown’s ACT code is 0668. Georgetown accepts the ACT in lieu of the SAT. Applicants who take the ACT more than once will have their highest composite score considered in the evaluation process. The optional writing section on the ACT is not required, nor is the writing subscore used in the application review process.
- SAT Subject Tests – It is strongly recommended that all candidates, whether they have taken the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT, submit three SAT Subject Tests scores. The scores from writing portion on the SAT Reasoning Test and the optional writing portion of the ACT will not be used in place of a Subject Test.
- TOEFL – Georgetown’s TOEFL code is 5244. TOEFL is recommended for candidates studying in non-U.S. educational systems and whose native language is not English. Georgetown also does accept results from the IELTS. Please contact IELTS USA for details about this exam.
*Notice to Early Action Applicants:
Given the Early Action deadline of November 1, the Committee on Admissions recognizes that applicants may not be able to meet the SAT Subject Test requirements. Those candidates are welcome to submit an Early Action application, and the application will be considered complete and reviewed in its entirety. Candidates applying under the Early Action plan who have not yet taken the recommended Subject Tests should still register to take the tests in the event they are deferred from Early Action to Regular Decision.
Georgetown Policy on Score Choice:
Georgetown University does not participate in the Score Choice option available through the College Board or the similar program through Educational Testing Service (ETS). Georgetown requires that you submit scores from all test sittings of the SAT, ACT or SAT Subject Tests. Georgetown evaluates thousands of competitive applicants each year for admission; access to your full testing profile enables the admissions committee to fully and fairly assess your individual strengths in comparison to the entire applicant pool.
We recommend testing for the SAT or ACT in the spring of junior year and fall of the senior year. We do not find that taking these tests more than two times or using a test preparation company to be useful in increasing the likelihood of admission.
Georgetown maintains a holistic review process with a focus on success in your high school curriculum as the foundation of a competitive application. Standardized testing is a legitimate measurement of aptitude and will continue to be part of the Georgetown admissions process. Please plan on taking either the SAT or ACT and also three SAT subject tests for submission with your application.
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 RegionHillary Lundberg, Senior Admissions Officer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/.