Georgetown SCS New Students

Checklist for Degree Programs

From detailed instructions on registering for classes and applying for financial aid to helpful resources on D.C. housing and neighborhoods, campus life, and academic policies, we hope you find answers to any questions you may have here.


  1. Accept your offer of enrollment

    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." There is no deposit required when you submit your intent to enroll.

  2. 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.

  3. Apply for Financial Aid

    As a student at the School of Continuing Studies, you'll be registered with Georgetown University's Financial Aid Office and may be eligible for federal tuition assistance. To determine eligibility for financial aid, complete the following:

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

      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, you must be enrolled at least half-time, as defined by the program. If you are admitted non-degree/provisionally to SCS, you will not be eligible for Federal Student Aid but you may be eligible for private educational loans. If you are a provisional student who transitions to a degree-seeking status, you may then be eligible for federal student loans. Not all SCS programs are eligible for Federal Student Aid.

    • SCS Supplemental Form for Financial Aid
  4. 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.

  5. Register for classes

    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.

  6. Get your GOCard

    All students enrolled in a degree program must have a valid GOCard. We require students to have their GOCards at all times during operating hours to ensure a safe learning environment. You'll also use your GOCard for entry into the building of our downtown campus. After accepting your offer of enrollment, you will receive further instructions from your program manager or director on how to obtain your GOCard.

    Students enrolled in noncredit courses, programs, and certificates are not required to procure GOCards.

  7. Review our guide to moving to D.C.

  8. Review our resources for current students

  9. Review the Student Handbook for your program

  10. Ensure your immigration documentation is in order

    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.