Summer and Special Programs

Required Documents for Applicant:

Semester in Washington, D.C. Program
Semester in San Francisco Program
  1. Completed application
  2. $50 application fee
  3. Updated Resume or CV
  4. Official transcript(s)
    Official transcripts in a sealed, signed envelope, from all relevant institutions of higher education previously attended. A transcript is considered official only if it is mailed in a sealed, signed envelope. Please note that transcripts from outside the United States require an official evaluation by WES ( or ECE ( 
  5. One letter of recommendation 
    Please submit one letter of recommendation (on letterhead) from an academic or professional contact, together with the recommendation form.
  6. An essay
    A one-page essay, explaining how Georgetown's Semester in Washington Program ties into your studies to date and how it will contribute to your professional development.

    Important Note for International Students:
    Due to the program's internship requirement, Georgetown University is unable to issue immigration documents for students who are not currently in the United States in F-1 status. F-1 students who have been studying full time at a U.S. institution for at least one academic year, and have an active SEVIS record, may transfer their SEVIS record to Georgetown University and apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) in order to participate in the internship component, or get the CPT authorization through their home institution.

    International students in both F-1 and J-1 status who wish to apply for this program are advised to speak with Anka Dadarlat at 202-687-6455,, in advance of submitting their application

    **Please consult with your home institution, school, and major department regarding their study elsewhere and credit transfer policies.

Summer Programs for High School Students

For Credit Programs (Summer College, Summer Honors Intensive, Fundamentals):

  1. A completed Application for Admission Form
  2. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, or guidance counselor
  3. An official high school transcript
  4. One 300-word essay
  5. $50 application fee 
  6. Standardized test scores. Please note that PSAT/SAT/ACT scores are required for students applying to Summer College and Summer Honors Intensive.
  7. TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language in high school and you are applying to Summer College or Summer Honors Intensive. Please use Institution Code 5986.

For Non-Credit Programs (College Prep, Institutes):

  1. A completed online Application Form (College Prep Application, Institutes Application)
  2. Provide a Guidance Counselor Form (available in online application)
  3. Write a 300-word essay addressing why you want to attend a summer program(s) at Georgetown. This essay can be uploaded to your online application.
  4. $50 application fee (payable via online application)

In addition to noting the above application requirements, eligible home-schooled students applying to a summer high school program should be sure to provide the following:

*An official transcript with all course grades from year 9 (high school freshman) through the present.   Full transcripts must be supplied every year, regardless of a student's previous submission of materials in a past semester or year to SCS.

*Letter of recommendation from a teacher or another person who can speak to the student's academic abilities and capacity to thrive in a college environment (recommendation letter cannot come from a family member or paid tutor).

*Course descriptions, books used, and methods of formal academic evaluation.

*Detailed information about the home-schooling program or agency providing the program.  In the event that the student's program is not being offered and certified by an outside agency and local/state board, the professional/academic qualifications of the home school provider must be included.  Additionally, copies of any local/state waivers received by the program must be included for the file.  This information helps our Admissions Office ensure equity and fairness.*
*Any official scores from standardized tests that have been taken.

*An official transcript from any courses that may have been taken at a local college.

*SCS respects and values home school programs, and we welcome applications from students who have been home-schooled. We also recognize that home school programs can vary based upon individual local/state rules and regulations. Please note:  Our high school programs are offered by, and adhere to, federal rules and regulations and those instituted within the District of Columbia.  Local/State rules and regulations for home school programs outside of the District do not necessarily apply to our admissions process and procedures.


Georgetown Summer School

1. Non-Georgetown University students must apply for Summer Session courses by completing the Summer School Application and submitting transcript(s). Your application will not be processed until SCS has received your transcripts.
2. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to be reviewed for admission to Summer School. This applies only to schools from the United States. Students may e-mail unofficial transcripts to However, if admitted, official copies will be required to be sent to the Office of Admissions. If admitted conditionally with unofficial transcripts, all terms of the conditions will be listed in your admissions decision letter. Please review this carefully. 
3. Once you have been accepted into the Summer School, please fill out the enrollment form in your decision letter. You will then be notified and given instructions to register for courses.
4. To confirm your materials have been received, please contact the Admissions Office at:, (202) 687-6299, or check your online application. Students may e-mail unofficial transcripts to


*Georgetown University's Summer School is able to offer online courses to residents of most states, but is still awaiting full approval from a few select states. Please consult the Important Policies for Online Students page to determine if you are a resident of a state in which Georgetown University's Summer School can offer online coursework.


Online Application
To apply online, please go to the SCS Online Application Manager, create an account, and choose the Semester in Washington, Summer Programs for High School Students or the Georgetown Summer School application. The Online Application Manager allows prospective students to submit their entire application packet online, with the exception of transcripts, which must be submitted in hard copy to the SCS Admissions Office at the address below.

Students applying to Summer Programs for High School Students (SPHS) should carefully review the requirements and application process for their intended Credit and/or Non-Credit program(s). 

Contact Information and Mailing Address

School of Continuing Studies Office of Admissions
640 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 687-8700 (phone)
(202) 687-8954 (fax)


Semester in Washington Program

Applications for the Semester in Washington Program are accepted, and decisions are made, on a rolling basis throughout the year.

The priority deadlines are:

Spring: December 5
Summer: March 1
Fall: July 1

Georgetown Summer Programs for High School Students

There is a priority deadline for Georgetown Summer Programs for High School Students at the School of Continuing Studies. Applications are accepted and decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and give themselves plenty of time for an admission review prior to the start of their intended term of enrollment. Please note it can take 2-3 weeks to process submitted paperwork and documents.

Summer Programs for High School Students Priority Deadline: April 15


Georgetown Summer School


There are priority deadlines for Georgetown Summer School at the School of Continuing Studies. Applications are accepted  and decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and give themselves plenty of time for an admission review prior to the start of their intended term of enrollment. Please note it can take 2-3 weeks to process submitted paperwork and documents. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, the last day applications are reviewed is the Friday before the start of each summer session.

Summer School Pre-Session and Session I Priority Deadline: April 15

Summer School Session II: June 1


Application Resources

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Please mail official transcripts to:

School of Continuing Studies Admissions Office

Georgetown University
School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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