Summer Sessions for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

For Accepted Students

Congratulations on your admission to Georgetown Summer Sessions!

On this page, you will find helpful information and links about what you need to know as a newly admitted student. Please follow the checklist below to ensure that you have completed all of the necessary steps. We look forward to having you join us in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Accepted Students Checklist:

Remember, you will need your NetID to log in to certain University systems, such as MyAccess, the University’s student portal where you can manage and view your class schedule, and student account. Please follow the included instructions to set a permanent password.

We highly recommend all students enroll in Password Station, the University’s self-service password management tool. This tool will allow you to select three hint questions and enter answers which can be used in the future if your NetID password is forgotten.

  1. Accept your offer of enrollment. In order to give yourself ample time to prepare for class registration, please complete the enrollment form located within your admission letter as soon as possible. Take the following steps to view your admission decision and the enrollment form:
    • Log in to ApplyYourself
    • Look under the "Decision Status" section
    • Click on "Your application decision is now available online"
    • Follow the link in your decision letter to respond to the enrollment form
  2. Obtain your Georgetown University login credentials (NetID and password). To access your NetID, University ID number (GUID), and temporary password:
    • Log in to ApplyYourself
    • Click on the “View Application” button
    • Click on the "Post Submission Updates" link in the left-hand section of the page to view your credentials
  3. Register for your summer course(s). Although your application asks you to list the course or courses you would like to take at Georgetown Summer Sessions, you are not automatically registered for these courses. You must use your NetID and password to register for your summer course(s) in MyAccess. To register, follow the instructions listed below or read more on our Visiting Students Registration Process page. Here are the steps for registering online:
    • Log in to MyAccess
    • Under the “Student Services” tab, select “Registration”
    • Click “Select Term”
    • Using the drop-down box, select the summer term you would like to register for and hit “Submit”
    • Enter the course reference number (CRN) into one of the boxes and hit “Submit” (Note: The CRN is the five-digit number next to the course title on the schedule of classes; you may enter multiple CRNs at once or you may enter them one at a time)
    • If there is space available in the class or classes you have selected, you will be registered; if there is no more space available or if there are any restrictions on the class that would prevent you from registering, you will receive an error message and will not be registered
    • If you do not know what class or classes you want to take, you may search by selecting “Search Classes,” which brings you to the online schedule of classes for review (Note: You will need to return to the registration page and enter the CRN to register for a class)
    • If you receive an error message when you attempt to log in and register for classes, it is likely that your enrollment confirmation has not been processed yet. Please allow two to three business days for this process to be completed
  4. Apply for a summer scholarship for visiting students. All visiting students are welcome to apply for our summer scholarships by completing the Partial Tuition Scholarship Application for Visiting Students. We review applications after an applicant is admitted and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The typical scholarship award is one credit for every three credits taken.
  5. Sign up for HOYAlert. HOYAlert is the University’s emergency notification system. You can sign up for this on the University Safety and Emergency Preparedness website.
  6. Obtain your GOCard. All students must have a Georgetown One Card (GOCard) to serve as their official student identification. The GOCard is required when entering the library or boarding a Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle. Visit the GOCard website for information on how to obtain your GOCard and the many ways in which you can use your GOCard on and off campus. 
  7. Coordinate your housing and meal plan. Summer Sessions students are not required to live on campus, but on-campus housing is available through the Summer Housing Office. Students who choose to live on campus may also be interested in purchasing a meal plan through Dining Services. Once you know your summer address, please remember to update your local mailing address in MyAccess.
  8. Submit your immunization forms to the Student Health Center. If you are under the age of 26 at the time of your registration, you must submit proof of immunization. Please complete the Georgetown University Immunization Certificate and return it to the Student Health Center.
  9. Ensure your immigration documentation is in order. If you are not a U.S. 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.
  10. Check your Georgetown University email address daily. All official communications from the University will be sent to your Georgetown University email address. This includes communications from the Office of Billing and Payment Services, the Registrar’s Office, the Summer Sessions, and your instructors. If you do not plan to check your Georgetown email address regularly, you should set up email forwarding to an email address that you do check regularly. You can access your Georgetown email using your NetID and password at apps.georgetown.edu.

In addition to the above checklist, please refer to the following resources to help prepare you for Georgetown Summer Sessions. 

Housing

Summer Sessions Students have a variety of options for housing while in Washington, DC. All summer housing is coordinated outside of the Summer Sessions office. You have the option of staying on campus in an on campus apartment with other Summer Sessions students. Applications go live in March and close two weeks prior to the start of a given session. Questions? Contact the Office of Residential Living at summerhousing@georgetown.edu.

If you would like to live off-campus, the Neighborhood Life Office can provide you with important information in your search for rentals. 

Dining

As a Summer Sessions student, you have the option to purchase a meal plan and eat in the Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall. You can also dine at several retail dining locations throughout campus, including Starbucks, Cosi, Einstein Bros., Elevation Burger, and Subway. To learn more about meal plans, dining locations on campus, and payment options, please visit the Dining Services website.  

Parking

Georgetown has limited daily parking on campus, but Summer Sessions students may be able to park in hourly parking spots in the Southwest Parking Garage located off of Canal Road. Street parking is also an option in the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Please visit the Office of Transportation Management website for visitor parking rates and information on street parking.

Transportation

There are several options for getting to and from campus. The most commonly used form of transportation is the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS). These buses regularly drive to and from various Metrorail stations and other locations in the area, connecting you to main campus.

You may also consider using the Washington, D.C., Metrorail or Metrobus service to get to and from campus.

University Technology

Most students prefer to bring a laptop with them to Summer Sessions; however, it is not required. If you do choose to bring a personal laptop, please be sure to check with University Information Services for detailed information and instructions on how to access the Georgetown network from your residence hall and other locations on campus.

University and Campus Safety

The safety and security of all members of the University community are preconditions of the learning, dialogue, and personal growth at Georgetown. We work comprehensively to promote public safety on our campuses, in all University facilities, at our events, and in international exchange programs.

Georgetown's Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducts coordinated patrols on a regular basis to ensure campus security. DPS is vested through the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department with full arrest power on all campus property. DPS also works closely with the Metropolitan Police Department and District of Columbia Fire Department to address issues surrounding campus and ensure a quick response to any incidents that arise. You can reach DPS by calling (202) 687-4343. 

For students staying off campus, DPS also operates free escort services, known as Safe Rides, which transport students between campus and nearby housing. Students can call (202) 784-RIDE to request an escort

For answers to other frequently asked questions, also see FAQs.