New Student Checklist
Congratulations on your offer of enrollment to the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies! Please refer to the checklist below for information and links about what you need to know as a newly admitted student.
- Accept your offer of enrollment
- Obtain your Georgetown University login credentials
- Apply for Financial Aid
- Manage your billing and set up payments
- Register for classes
- Obtain your student GOcard
- Review SCS's guide to moving to D.C.
- Review Student Services & Resources
- Review the Student Handbook for your program
- Ensure your immigration documentation is in order
In order to give yourself ample time to prepare for your first semester, including class registration and financial aid arrangements, please complete the enrollment form located within your offer letter as soon as possible. To view your admission decision and the enrollment form, log in to ApplyYourself, look under the "Decision Status" section and click on the link "Your application decision is now available online." In your decision letter is a link to respond to the enrollment form. There is no deposit required when you submit your intent to enroll.
To access your Net ID, University ID number (GUID) and temporary password, please login to ApplyYourself. Once logged in, click on the View Application button. You will see your application as well as a section on the left entitled "Post Submission Updates." Click on the "Post Submission Updates" link and your credentials will be available to view. You will need your Net ID to log in to systems such as MyAccess to review financial aid, register for classes, pay your bill, and more. Please follow the included instructions to set a permanent password.
Once you have obtained your login credentials and set a permanent password, you can access your Georgetown University email and calendar.
3. Apply for Financial Aid
Students in the School of Continuing Studies are registered with Georgetown University's Financial Aid Office and may be eligible for federal tuition assistance. To determine eligibility for financial aid, students must complete the following:
A. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Students can complete this form any time after January 1 for the upcoming year. Georgetown's Federal Student Aid school code is 001445.
Please note: To be eligible for Federal Student Aid, a student must be enrolled at least half-time, as defined by the program. Students who are admitted non-degree/provisionally to SCS are not eligible for Federal Student Aid, but they may be eligible for private educational loans. When a provisional student transitions to a degree-seeking status, the student may then be eligible for federal student loans. Not all SCS programs are eligible for Federal Student Aid.
B. Complete the SCS Supplemental Form for Financial Aid
The Office of Billing and Payment Services offers a variety of payment plan options. Visit their website for information concerning tuition and fees, important dates with respect to billing and payment, contact information, and how-to guides for the online self-service portal.
5. Register for classes You will need your Net ID and password in order to register for classes. Students can register online. For questions regarding course planning and registration, please contact the program manager or director. Please note that it takes roughly 48–72 hours from the time you accept your offer of enrollment to receive access to the course registration system.
6. Obtain your student ID card: GOCard
A. Credit Programs: All credit (degree) program students must have a valid student identification GOCard (“Georgetown One Card”). GOCard is required at all times during operating hours to ensure a safe learning environment. Students will swipe their GOCard each time they enter the building. After accepting your offer of enrollment, you will receive further instructions from your Program Manager or Director on how to obtain your GOCard.
B. CCPE Programs: Non-credit (CCPE) program students do not receive GOCards.
SCS staff have compiled a guide with helpful information about Washington, D.C. metro area housing and transportation. Though non-exhaustive, the guide is a good place to start your housing search. Review the SCS Housing and Transportation Guide here, which includes information about temporary housing and hotel options.
8. Review Student Services & Resources
The Office of Academic Affairs & Compliance monitors the progress of students to ensure that they meet the minimum academic standards of the School. Each academic program maintains its own rules and regulations, which may be stricter than the minimum defined for the School, however. Therefore, students should refer to their program's handbook for policies and procedures that directly affect them.
You are responsible for knowing the information in the Student Handbook.
If you are NOT a United States citizen or a permanent resident, please be sure to complete all required steps for your immigration documentation as quickly as possible. This information is not applicable to U.S. citizens.
University Registrar - Class schedules, academic calendars and transcript requests
Please mail official transcripts to:
School of Continuing Studies Admissions Office
School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Center for Continuing and Professional Education Contacts
- CCPE Email
- CCPE Phone
Summer Programs for High School Students Contacts
- Summer High School Email
- Summer High School Phone