Summer Programs for High School Students

How to Apply

Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis! If you have already been accepted to your program, we encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
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  2. When using the online application, you will be required to submit a 300-500 word personal statement describing why you want to attend the summer programs at Georgetown University. This essay can be uploaded to your online application.
  3. Provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, or guidance counselor. Students fill out the recommender information in the online application, which then prompts the recommender to complete this form.
  4. Email, mail or fax an official copy of your complete high school transcript including your fall 2015 grades.
  5. Submit a copy of your most recent PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores. (Please email, fax, or mail a copy of your scores directly to our office, not through the testing agency.) These scores are required for Summer College Courses and Summer Honors Intensive.
  6. Provide TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language in high school and you are applying to Fundamentals, Summer College, or Summer Honors Intensive. Please use School of Continuing Studies Institution Code 5986.
  7. A $50 non-refundable application fee, paid by credit card, is required at the time of submission of the online application form.


Please note: Approval of a student's application does not guarantee that the student will have a spot in his or her preferred program(s). Prior to registering, students must first receive application approval from the Office of Admissions. A student will only be guaranteed a spot in his or her program(s) of choice after registering and submitting tuition payment, as course availability allows.

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
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  2. When using the online application, you are required to submit a 300-500 word personal statement describing why you want to attend the summer programs at Georgetown University. This essay can be uploaded to your online application.
  3. Provide a completed Guidance Counselor Form.  When completing your application, you will provide the contact information for your designated guidance counselor. To complete this step, you must submit your application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. After you submit payment, your guidance counselor will then be contacted via email. Your guidance counselor will be prompted via email to complete the online Guidance Counselor Form.
  4. A $50 non-refundable application fee, paid by credit card, is required at the time of submission of the online application form.


Please noteApproval of a student's application does not guarantee that the student will have a spot in his or her preferred program(s). Prior to registering, students must first receive application approval from the Office of Admissions. A student will only be guaranteed a spot in his or her program(s) of choice after registering and submitting tuition payment, as course availability allows.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We consider highly motivated applicants who are in their current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school in the 2015-2016 academic year. Admission decisions are based on a combination of the applicant's high school grades, courses taken, recommendations, and personal statement.

Applications for Summer 2016 will be reviewed beginning January 2016 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter. Only completed applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are released as they are made. Please allow up to three weeks after we have received your completed application for an admission decision to be emailed to you.

In order to confirm your spot in your intended course after receiving your admissions application approval, please note that tuition payment must be submitted.  

Note: Email is the primary form of communication through the application and admission process. Please ensure that both parent and student emails are entered correctly on the application. Also, please inform our office immediately if there is a change in either email address at highschool@georgetown.edu.

Key Dates

  • Application review begins January 2016 and continues on a rolling basis.
  • Priority application deadline: April 15, 2016
  • Last day to submit application: 2 weeks prior to the start of your preferred program.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To apply to the Summer Programs for High School Students at Georgetown University, students must:

  • Be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Show evidence of good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Have never been suspended from high school.

 

HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS*

In addition to the application requirements listed above, eligible home-schooled students applying to a summer high school program must be able 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.

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The week at Georgetown gave me a full experience. I made friends from around the world, listened to enticing lectures, went on enriching field trips, and had an unforgettable time on campus in the heart of Washington, D.C. " Samantha, Louisville, KY