International Student Resources
SCS and International Students
The School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown is proud of its diverse, international student population, and we hope this page serves as a valuable resource for you. Whether you are looking for a summer school course or seeking to matriculate as a degree-seeking student, you will find that our course and program offerings are rivaled only by the number of resources available to act as your guide here at Georgetown and in Washington, D.C. Thank you for considering us as your home of study!
International Student Stats
As of the spring 2015 semester, the School of Continuing Studies hosts approximately 150 non-U.S. citizen and international students. We attract students from every continent, excluding Antarctica. The top 5 countries of origin among our international student population are as follows:
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Letters of recommendation (the number of letters of recommendation required depends on the program)
- Essays (the number of essays required depends on the program)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language score
- Transcripts from previous institutions
- Minimum GPA for masters or doctorate programs is 3.00 (solid “B” average)
- World Education Services report
Office of Global Services (formerly OIP)
SCS and the Office of Global Services works closely with non-U.S. citizen students to ensure the proper completion of all immigration paperwork. All incoming students who are not U.S. citizens are required to complete an International Student Immigration Questionnaire available to them upon admission in one of the SCS programs. This document provides the Office with important information and helps determine whether visa support can be obtained through Georgetown. This completed form and all supporting documentation should be submitted to the Office before any non-U.S. citizen begins his or her studies at Georgetown. To apply for admission to the SCS at Georgetown, please contact the SCS admissions office.
Please note that admission into an academic program does not guarantee conferral of a visa through the Office of Global Services, and only full-time students formally admitted to degree programs in the School of Continuing Studies are eligible for visa consideration. Full-time status for graduate students is defined as 9 credit hours in fall/spring semesters and 6 credit hours in summer. At this time, the Office does not provide visa support to undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies students.
In addition to visa and immigration services, the Office of Global Services sponsors a number of student programs and events, as well as resources tailored to our international student population. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Global Services.
- Writing Center
Students may request a tutor to help guide writing assignments and improve overall writing skills.
- Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Provides accommodations for disability or academic support services.
- Student Counseling Center (CAPS)
Students come to CAPS when they experience life events or academic pressures that leave them feeling anxious, confused, lonely, angry, depressed or overwhelmed. This service department addresses students’ mental and emotional needs.
- Student Services
Helpful Hints and Links
- Keep your address updated! You can easily do this by logging in to MyAccess, the student services system.
- Health Insurance
- Student Health Center
- Mandatory health immunization form: This form is mandatory for all new students. Registration will be prohibited until the Student Health Center has received this completed form.
- Off-Campus Housing
- Embassies in Washington, D.C.
- More than 400 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State – http://educationusa.state.gov/