Transfer Applicant

General Information

Information Sessions for Transfer Students

The Admissions Office is pleased to invite prospective transfer applicants to attend an information session designed to address questions specific to transfer candidates. These hour-long sessions provide information on Georgetown's academic offerings, student life and the transfer application process. Participants will also hear from deans and academic representatives within each of the University's four undergraduate schools.

The Tuesday, January 8th session is scheduled to accommodate prospective transfer students who might be home or otherwise in DC over mid-semester break. The Wednesday, February 20th session is offered well before the March 1st transfer application deadline.

To make a reservation for either Transfer Student Information Session, please register here for the Tuesday, January 8, 2019 session and here for the Wednesday, February 20, 2019 session. Interested students can also call 202-687-3600.

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 2,200 applications for transfer. Applicants for transfer admission are measured on two scales: academic and personal.

Georgetown is committed to a holistic admission process, and transfer files are reviewed by Admission Committees composed of faculty, deans, current students who were transfers themselves, and admission officers. Typically, a cumulative B+ average or higher is recommended for transfer admission consideration.

Georgetown admits transfer students who have attended community colleges or 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 2020 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, but in the likely event Spring 2020 consideration is possible we welcome applicants to indicate interest in Spring admission, either in addition to Fall 2019 consideration of solely for Spring 2020. Applicants who indicate an interest in both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 consideration, will first be reviewed for Fall 2019 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 2019 - rising sophomores and not rising juniors - will be considered for January 2020 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.

Transfer applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. While PDF copies of the Georgetown Transfer Application and Georgetown Transfer Application Supplement are available, submission of an online application greatly facilitates file completion and timely review.

For important information about the 2016 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

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 only for applicants who graduated from high school five or more years prior to intended matriculation at Georgetown.)

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.