Spring 2021 Transfer Admission Consideration
A limited number of spaces will be available for Spring 2021 transfers. In response to both increased interest and the likelihood that a limited number of additional seats will be available, the 2021-22 Georgetown Transfer Application is now available with a specific option for Spring (January) 2021 consideration. Prospective students should keep in mind that transfer admission is competitive (+/- 10-15%) and the average college/university GPA of admitted transfer candidates is approximately 3.7-4.0 in a curriculum similar to that offered by Georgetown. Each of the four undergraduate schools at Georgetown will consider Spring 2021 transfer applications.
As Georgetown University requires transfer students to complete a minimum of four semesters of degree credit (60 credit hours toward 120 total) at the University, only candidates who will have fewer that 60 transferable credits should seek Spring 2021 transfer admission. Current college/university sophomores (with 30-45 credit hours of transferable credit by January 2021) are best positioned to seek Spring 2021 transfer admission. Current college/university first-year students can apply for Spring 2021 transfer consideration, but should know that the Admissions Committee will place greatest emphasis on the final secondary school transcript and unofficial mid-semester grades (if provided by the applicant). Current college/university juniors or seniors with more than 60 transferable credits are not advised to seek Spring 2021 transfer admission.
Interested candidates must complete both the Georgetown University Transfer Application and Transfer Supplement by November 1 and indicate an interest in Spring 2021 admission. Additionally, all supporting documents need to be received by November 1: (1) college/university transcript; (2) Transfer Secondary School Report (including high school transcript); (3) Dean’s Report (i.e. College Report or letter of clearance from current institution); (4) Professor’s Report (letter of recommendation); and (5) SAT or ACT (if out of high school five or fewer years). (NB: For previous applicants, standardized testing is retained and can be matched with your subsequent transfer application.)
Alumni interviews coordinated through Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program will not be a part of the Spring 2021 transfer process.
If both the Georgetown University Transfer Application (including Supplement) and supporting materials are received by November 1, the Admissions Committee anticipates notifying Spring 2021 transfer applicants by December 1, 2020. (The anticipated reply deadline is December 10, 2020.) Please also note that Georgetown is both need-blind in admission review and commits to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students (U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents). As such, Spring 2021 transfer applicants who anticipate applying for financial aid should submit the FAFSA (Georgetown school code 001445) and CSS Profile (Georgetown school code 5244), indicating Georgetown University as a recipient, by November 1, 2020.
Interested candidates should proceed with the Georgetown University Transfer Application, (indicating Spring 2021 consideration), at their earliest convenience and meet the November 1 deadlines as noted above.
The Georgetown University Transfer Application is currently available for Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 consideration. All deadlines for Spring 2021 admission are November 1, 2020 and all deadlines for both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 admission are March 1, 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I am first-year student at another college/university, do I need to provide a current college/university transcript even if Fall 2020 semester grades are not yet available?
A: Yes, the Admissions Committee asks for an official college/university transcript to have an official record of the courses in which you are currently registered. Official college/university transcripts should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to submit mid-term/progress grades, you may do so, as instructed below.
Q: I would like to submit mid-term/progress report grades either provided by my current college/university or by individual professors. May I do so?
A: The Admissions Committee does not expect Spring 2021 transfer applicants to provide either official or unofficial mid-term/progress grades, but if you have access to any midterm/progress grades, you are welcome to upload these reports though our update/change form. You can submit this form multiple times if you continue to receive midterm/progress grades that you think would be helpful for the Committee to review.
Q: As a Spring 2021 transfer applicant, what are the possible admission decisions to be released in early December.
A: The Admissions Committee anticipates being able to offer Spring 2021 transfer admission to a small cohort of students in early December, if not sooner. The applications of candidates whom the Admissions Committee is not able to admit will be offered one of two decisions: deferral to the Fall 2021 transfer process or denial.
Q: I am not sure all my supporting documents (transcripts, testing, Professor’s Report, Dean’s Report) will arrive by November 1, 2020?
A: The Admissions Committee welcomes your Spring 2021 transfer application and asks that you submit both the Georgetown University Transfer Application and the Georgetown University Transfer Application Supplement by November 1, 2020. The Admissions Committee fully understands that supporting documents might arrive shortly after November 1, 2020, and no applicant will be penalized for documents which arrive within a reasonable time (+/- a week) after November 1, 2020.