Accept your offer of enrollment
To submit your enrollment form, log in to ApplyYourself, look under the "Decision Status" section, and click on the link "Your application decision is now available online." There is no deposit required when you submit your intent to enroll.
Ensure your immigration documents are in order
Make sure you have completed all the steps detailed on our Visas & Immigration Documents page. After you receive your I-20 or DS-2019 from SCS, file visa application DS-160 and schedule an interview at the nearest US embassy/consulate.
Review student handbooks
Obtain your Georgetown University login credentials
To access your NetID, University ID number (GUID), and temporary password, please log in to ApplyYourself and click on the "View Application" button. You will see your application, as well as a section on the left entitled "Post-Submission Updates." Click this link to view your credentials. You will need your NetID to log in to systems such as MyAccess, where you can 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 created your password, you can access your Georgetown University Google Apps account.
Complete health insurance & immunization requirements
All students on F-1 and J-1 visa status are required to have adequate health insurance. More specifically, J-1 Exchange Visitors are required by law to maintain adequate health insurance for themselves and for each of their J-2 dependents throughout their program of study. Immunization forms must be submitted to the Student Health Center.
All students enrolled in a degree program must have a valid GOCard. Submit your photo to the GoCard office via email in order to ensure your ID card will be ready when you arrive at SCS.
Review our guide to moving to D.C.
Plan travel keeping in mind that you must arrive in the United States no later than the program start date listed on your Form I-20 or DS-2019 and no earlier than 30 days prior to this date. If you cannot enter by the date given on your immigration document contact our office at email@example.com.
Manage your billing and set up payments
The Office of Billing and Payment Services offers a variety of payment plan options and information concerning tuition and fees, important dates, contact information, and how-to guides for the online self-service portal. Establish Authorized User(s) to receive email notifications of electronic billing statements and/or submit documentation from sponsoring organization to the Office of Billing & Payment Services and pay your tuition.
You will need your NetID and password in order to register for classes. For questions regarding course planning and registration, please contact your 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.
Congratulations on your admission to the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University! Please see below for important steps you must take both before you arrive and after you arrive in Washington, D.C.
Upon arrival to the United States, admitted international students must follow these steps to complete immigration registration with Georgetown:
Report Your Local Address and Phone Number
Please report your address and phone number in MyAccess by the first day of class. Be sure to select and fill out “local off-campus address.” This can be done before you arrive in the United States if you have your future address. Please use your hotel or other temporary address until you have found more permanent accommodations. Detailed instructions for filling out your address can be found here.
Complete the Immigration Document Review and Attend the Mandatory Compliance Session
After you enter the United States, complete the Immigration Document Review by uploading to your international student portal a copy of your signed Form I-20/DS-2019, F-1/J-1 visa stamp and entry stamp in your passport, and your most recent I-94 record (retrievable after you enter the United States on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection I-94 website). Visit the Georgetown University International Student Portal and enter your credentials to upload your documents. F-1 students who are accompanied by F-2 dependent(s) must also upload F-2 dependent immigration documents (Form I-20, F-2 visa stamp, entry stamp, and I-94 record).
All F-1/J-1 students are required to finalize their immigration status by attending a mandatory Immigration Compliance Session. Students will receive more information about this important event via email.
Review Our Resources for Current Students
Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations governing your immigration status.
- Financial Resources for International Students
- Banking Information
- Centers for ESL
- Cell Phone Information
- Ethnic Grocery Stores
- Legal Issues and Resources
- Obtaining a Driver’s License
- Shopping Essentials
- Social Security Numbers
- Embassies in Washington, D.C.
- Resources For Partners & Families