Transfer Applicant

Thank you for your interest in applying to Georgetown University as a transfer student. Transfer students serve as a vital part of our University community and excel in each of the University’s four undergraduate schools. The University, through its Committee on Admissions, selects those transfer students most likely to profit from the educational offerings of Georgetown. Each year, the admissions committee evaluates approximately 2,300 applications for transfer.

Georgetown is committed to a holistic admission process, and transfer files are reviewed by Admission Committees. Typically, a cumulative B+ average or higher is recommended for transfer admission consideration.

Georgetown admits transfer students who have attended community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. Transfer applicants must have graduated from high school or earned a high school diploma equivalent, and should have completed at least one full-time semester of at least twelve transferable credits, or the equivalent, on the college level but no more than four full-time semesters. High school students currently enrolled in a dual enrollment program, earning both high school and college credit towards their high school graduation requirements, must submit the first-year application.

In recent years the Admissions Committee has had the opportunity to consider transfer applicants for Spring admission (January 2021 and 2022 for current applicants) in addition to our traditional Fall transfer class. The Committee’s ability to consider Spring transfer applicants varies from year to year. Applicants who indicate an interest in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 consideration, will first be reviewed for Fall 2021 admission. Indicating an additional interest in Spring consideration will not lessen any applicant’s chances of Fall admission. (NB: As students must spend a minimum of four full semesters and earn 60 credits in residency at Georgetown to earn a degree, only candidates with an estimated 45 credit/hours or less of completed coursework by June 2021 – rising sophomores and not rising juniors – will be considered for January 2022 admission.)

Transfer applicants must provide official college/university transcripts from all previous institutions, as well as a completed Dean’s Report, Professor’s Report and Secondary School Report that includes the final high school transcript. Transfer applicants are required to provide either an SAT or ACT exam as part of the application process, unless the candidate has been out of high school for five or more years prior to the date of intended matriculation at Georgetown.

Please Note: If you were intending to take first-time testing (SAT or ACT) and have been unable to do so because of COVID-19, please know that your Transfer Application will be fully reviewed without testing. Georgetown does not subscribe to the College Board’s Score Choice program, in that we do require applicants who have been out of high school five or fewer years to submit standardized testing if they have taken these exams. If an applicant is unable to provide standardized testing because of current public health circumstances, and has no previous scores to provide, their application will be fully considered without testing.

For important information about the 2021 application process, we recommend you to download and review the Information for Transfer Applicants document.

We are, unfortunately, not able to guarantee alumni interviews for transfer applicants. If a volunteer alumni interviewer is available in your area, you will be contacted by email. Since we are unable to guarantee the availability of an interview, it is not a required part of the transfer application process. (NB: Alumni interviews, if available, are assigned according to a transfer applicant’s “academic year address” as noted on the Georgetown Transfer Application; interviews typically occur between late February and very early April.)

Since we communicate with candidates about scheduling alumni interviews as well as missing credentials via e-mail, we kindly ask that you allow access for e-mail addresses through any spam filters you or your internet service provider employs. Blocked e-mails of a timely nature can hinder critical communication.

If you are interested in transferring into the undergraduate nursing program at Georgetown, please visit The School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) website for additional information.

Checklist and Deadlines

For Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 transfer admissions
the following application materials must be submitted by March 1:

  • Georgetown Transfer Application
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 – payable in USD; or a completed fee waiver
  • Transfer Application Supplement
  • Official college transcripts from current institution and any previously attended institution(s)
  • Dean’s Report from current college/university
  • Professor’s Report from professor preferably in major area of study
  • Secondary School Report, to include high school transcript
  • SAT/ACT results (Waived for applicants who graduated from high school five or more years prior to intended matriculation at Georgetown and for applicants planning to take first-time testing (February 2020 onward) but are unable to do so for health concerns or unavailability of tests.)

The transfer application is available beginning in the fall each year. Applicants should have all transfer application materials submitted by March 1. The transfer admissions committee will notify applicants of their admissions decision by June 1. Admitted students have until June 15 to confirm their enrollment.

Date or Deadline Action
As soon as possible Submit the Georgetown Transfer Application
March 1 Deadline for transfer application and financial aid forms: CSS Profile and FAFSA
June 1 Announcement of transfer decisions
June 15 Reply date for all admitted transfer students

We appreciate your interest in Georgetown and look forward to learning more about you and your accomplishments in the coming months.


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