Application Procedures

The Graduate School accepts applications for designated degree and certificate programs through a secure, electronic submission process. An online application and recommendation system accepts all required application materials, except for official transcripts and official test scores.

Official transcripts are prepared by academic institutions and mailed either directly to our office or to you for self-assembly, or are sent to our office from your institution via secure electronic delivery. Official test scores are sent to us directly from the appropriate testing organization via your request.

Before You Apply

  • Use the Application Requirements Checklist to prepare your application for submission.
  • Review the website information for your program of interest, including degree and certificate offerings, specific program admission requirements and application deadlines. All materials submitted in support of the application must be received by the published application deadline.
  • Prepare to take required examinations at least one month prior to the application deadline. Request that test results be sent to Georgetown University via our institution code.
  • Request official transcripts from all schools attended. You can either self-assemble all unopened transcripts in a packet and mail them to the appropriate admissions office, or you can request that your previous institution(s) send your transcript(s) to our office via postal mail or via secure electronic delivery.

Tips for Submitting a Successful Online Application:

  • DO submit official transcripts before the application deadline from all schools you have attended.  You should request that your previous institutions send them directly to the Graduate School via postal mail or via secure electronic delivery.
  • DO review all application requirements for your program of interest. Some departments and programs may have application requirements in addition to standard Graduate School requirements. Please review the requirements of your program to make certain you fulfill all standard and supplemental admissions requirements and application deadlines. Official test scores must be requested from the appropriate testing organizations, if required. All required application materials must be received by the designated application deadline.
  • DO list all current and prior names on your application.  If the name on your transcript does not match the name or names on your application, they will not be matched together.  This includes maiden names, aliases, translated names, and abbreviated first and last names.
  • DO NOT send paper copies of documents submitted online. Processing paper versions of electronic documents delays the processing of your application and the updating of your online application checklist. Copies of resumes on "resume paper" or printouts of writing samples are neither necessary nor desired. Transcripts are the only documents that should be submitted through the mail.
  • DO NOT send items that are not required for the review of your application such as course completion certificates, CDs or books. Such items will not be included in your file.
  • DO NOT send cash, foreign currency or wire transfers as a form of payment of the application fee. Only credit cards are accepted.

Start Your Application

Click on the following link to start your application: Apply Now

Submit Transcripts and Test Scores

Official transcripts and test scores should be requested and sent to one of the following office addresses, depending on the program to which you are applying:

*for a list of Biomedical Science programs, click here

Check Receipt of Your Materials Online

When you apply online, you have convenient access to an electronic checklist detailing what application items have or have not been received. Your checklist is posted the day after you submit your application, and application items received are logged daily. Online recommendations are automatically updated to a status of "received" when submitted by the recommender.

During our high volume December-March application season, please allow up to two weeks for processing of your materials.

Please note that your online checklist is a tool for you to see what has been received.  For more detailed application requirements, please consult your individual program's website.   

Applicant Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the applicant to make certain that all admission materials are received by the designated application deadline. Neither the Graduate School nor the departments can assume the responsibility of informing the applicant about erroneous or missing materials.

All materials (original, photocopied or electronic documents) submitted in support of an application become a part of Georgetown University application records and cannot be released to the student or a third party.

If application materials are forged, falsified or altered, the Graduate School will notify all relevant officials, including the individual or institution issuing the document(s) and, as appropriate, immigration officers. Submission of such materials will disqualify an applicant for admission.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgetown University admits qualified students of any age, sex, religion, race, sexual orientation, color, disability and/or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

It does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, race, sexual orientation, color, disability and/or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Students with Special Needs

The Georgetown University Academic Resource Center is available to assist and guide students with special needs. Contact information:

  • Location: Leavey Center, Third Floor
  • Telephone: (202) 687.8354
  • E-mail

Students with physical disabilities should obtain information regarding special services by calling (202) 687.9530 or sending an e-mail.

Students with learning disabilities should obtain information regarding special services by calling (202) 687.6923 or sending an e-mail.