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  • Credit Students

    Who is eligible to apply?

    We accept applications from current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are in good academic standing at the time of enrollment and have no academic or school suspensions on their records. Recent high school graduates looking for credit courses to take over the summer should apply to Georgetown Summer Sessions.

    Can international students apply?

    Yes, we encourage international students to apply. For additional information, please see the For International Students page.

    Can homeschooled students apply?

    Yes, we welcome applications from homeschooled students. For additional information, please see the How to Apply page.

    How long are the college credit courses?

    For our college credit courses, we offer two 5-week, on-campus sessions, and one 8-week, online or hybrid cross session. You may participate in multiple sessions but are not required to do so. You are expected to have 100% attendance and to not miss any class time.

    When is the application deadline?

    Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, typically beginning in January, but it is best to apply early since many courses fill up quickly—often before the April 15 priority deadline. We encourage you to apply before the priority application deadline of April 15. Applications are accepted after April 15 and admission decisions will continue to be made as long as space remains in the program.

    What are the application requirements for Summer College?

    You are applying for admission into the program as a whole, not a specific course. You are required to submit the following materials: an application form including a 300- to 500- word essay addressing your interest in the program, a $50 application fee, standardized test scores, an official high school transcript, and one letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor (submitted directly by the recommender). The application cannot be assessed by admissions without all required materials. We recommend you review the application requirements with your guidance counselor regarding current grades, transcript, standardized test scores and the timely completion of the recommendation form. To get started on your application, please proceed to the How to Apply page.

    What if I haven’t taken the PSAT, SAT, or ACT?

    The requirement for standardized test scores cannot be waived. If you are interested in applying to our college credit courses, we encourage you to take your standardized tests as soon as possible.

    If I attended a Summer High School course or program last year, do I need to reapply?

    Yes, returning students must complete a new application with updated materials. If you still have your GOCard from your previous Georgetown experience, please make sure to bring that with you.

    How can I check the status of my application?

    You can review the status of your application through the ApplyYourself Application portal.

    • After logging in, click “My Application(s)”
    • You will see the date and time your application was submitted and the items that were received
    • If your application fee, transcript, and personal statement have been processed, it will say “Received”
    • If your letter of recommendation has been received from your reference, it will say “Complete”
    • If your standardized test scores have been processed, it will say “Received”

    If you have additional questions, please contact highschool@georgetown.edu.

    What rules and regulations will I be required to follow while participating in the program?

    High school students are expected to adhere to the Program Expectations and Campus Regulations, which can be found in the Campus Life Forms packet. This document must be reviewed and signed prior to your arrival on campus.

    Safety is a top priority and students must follow these expectations to ensure the wellbeing of the community. Any rule violation will result in some level of adjudication. To determine if a student has committed a violation, he or she will be required to meet with a member of the professional staff, who will then decide the best course of action. Students found committing major infractions will be sent home. No refunds will be granted for conduct related dismissals.

    What courses can I take?

    Please review the full course list found on the website.

    What if I want to take a course that is not listed on the website?

    Any request to take a course not listed on the full course list must be submitted in writing to highschool@georgetown.edu. Requests will only be reviewed from students who have been admitted to the Summer College credit courses.

    Please include in your request: your name, the course number and the title of your desired course, and your justification for being accepted into the course. Additionally, if the course has prerequisites, you must include unofficial transcripts demonstrating that you have satisfied those prerequisites. All approved requests are contingent upon receipt of official transcripts. Please do not contact class instructors directly to request permission to enroll.

    Are courses graded?

    Yes, Summer College credit courses are graded. You will be able to access your final grades and request a transcript online through MyAccess.

    How will I receive my transcript?

    You are able to request official Georgetown University transcripts through MyAccess. Your tuition bill will include a one-time, $25 transcript fee, which covers any current and future transcript requests.

    Please note that if you withdraw from a course after that session's add/drop deadline, you will receive a "W" on your transcript. Additionally, any student who is dismissed from a program will also receive a "W."

    Will I need to purchase books?

    Students who are enrolled in credit courses will have required textbooks. Students will receive a list of required textbook titles either at orientation or during their first class meeting. Books may be purchased at the Georgetown University Bookstore, located in the Leavey Center on campus. Students should plan to budget approximately $150 per course for textbooks.

    How much will I need to study?

    Most courses require a minimum of one to two hours of preparation/study time for each hour in class.

    What if I need help with a course?

    Summer classes are intensive and can be challenging. Your primary resource for assistance with the course material is your instructor. You should ask them questions as they arise, take advantage of their office hours or study sessions, and seek help if it is needed. In addition, instructors may direct students to the Writing Center. Remember, it is important to ask for help when you need it.

    Will the course credits transfer to another University?

    Every university and college sets its own policies about whether to accept credits from another institution of higher learning. We recommend you keep each course syllabus in addition to the official Georgetown University transcript you receive.

    When I am admitted, am I guaranteed a seat in my preferred course(s)?

    No, you will not have a seat in any course until online course registration is completed.

    Once I’m admitted for Summer College am I required to attend?

    No—our admission is not binding. If you change your mind and decide not to attend, please contact us at highschool@georgetown.edu to let us know. If you enroll in a course and then decide not to attend, it is up to you to initiate a course drop and request a refund where applicable; otherwise, you will incur financial charges.

    How do I register for my credit course(s)?

    Many summer courses reach capacity quickly. You should register and submit your tuition payment as soon as possible in order to secure your spot in your preferred course(s). You will only be guaranteed a spot in your program after you complete registration.

    Once you have been admitted and have submitted your Enrollment Response form, starting in February, you can register for your desired courses through MyAccess. Additional instructions can be found on the How to Register page.

    I have been put on the waitlist for my preferred course(s), when will I know if I will be able to register?

    The waitlist for college credit courses remains open until the add-drop deadline and you may receive an invitation up until that time. Once you have accepted an invitation to register for a course you will need to make your tuition payment promptly to avoid any potential late fees.

    Once I have registered for my course(s), how do I pay for my tuition and fees?

    Students enrolled in summer college credit courses can submit payment through their MyAccess account. Please note that no tuition or fees will be assessed until April.

    When are the payment deadlines?

    You must pay in full (tuition and housing) no later than June 3 for Main First Session and Cross Session (Online) and July 1 for Main Second Session. If you do not complete your payment by these deadlines, you may be assessed late fees on your account balance.

    Are scholarship opportunities available?

    A limited number of partial tuition merit- and need-based scholarship opportunities are available only to students who have been admitted to our five-week college credit courses. These awards do not provide for travel, room fees, meal plans, application fees, or the pre-college fee. 

    Note: In order to access the form, you must log out of all other Google accounts and ensure that you are only logged in using your Georgetown issued NetID (apps.georgetown.edu).

    What is the pre-college fee?

    The $698.00 pre-college fee is used for additional campus support that the high school programs warrant due to the younger age of student participants. This includes additional on-campus safety/supervision, orientation, access to and usage of the Yates Field House fitness facility, closing events, and the various social activities for students, such as off-campus trips, ice cream socials, dances, movie nights, and much more! Additionally, this fee enables students to enjoy academic programming outside of their individual course(s) or program curricula, including exciting campus lectures and events. See the Student Life page for a snapshot of what you can expect during your time with us.

    The pre-college fee is required of all students attending Summer High School Programs, whether or not they are living on campus.

    Where can I find information about refund policies?

    Application fees for all programs are non-refundable.

    For college credit courses, tuition is 100% refundable only if you drop your course(s) before the end of the designated add/drop period for that particular session. After that date, you will receive a percentage refund of the tuition only, depending on when you drop the course(s). The full refund schedule can be found on the Summer Sessions website (high school students participate in Main First Session, Cross Session (Online), and Main Second Session). If you withdraw after the add/drop period, you will receive a "W" on your academic transcript.
     
    Housing and the pre-college fee are non-refundable two weeks or less before the course or program start date.
     
    If you are dismissed from any of Georgetown’s Summer High School Programs for any reason, you will not receive a refund or academic credit, if applicable.
     
    For further details, including the procedure for withdrawing and requesting refunds, please see the College Credit Welcome Packet.

    Am I allowed to commute to campus instead of staying in Georgetown housing?

    As a Summer College student, you are welcome to live off campus and commute to campus each day.

    How do I sign up for on-campus housing?

    You will be able to indicate that you are in need of housing on your Summer High School Programs application. Please do not contact the Office of Residential Living to arrange accommodations.

    If you are participating in college credit courses exclusively online, you are not eligible for on-campus housing. You must be enrolled in at least one on-campus course to live on campus.

    Can I request a specific roommate?

    In order to support a true college living and learning experience, we typically do not accommodate roommate requests. If you wish to have a specific roommate, you will need to indicate this at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival on campus during the application process. While we will try to accommodate requests, they may not be granted. You will meet your roommate on arrival day.

    When will I know my residence hall assignment?

    You will receive your residence hall assignment at check-in.

    Are the residence halls co-ed?

    Yes. Male and female students are housed in single gender rooms, however male and female areas may connect.

    Are residence halls air-conditioned?

    Yes, residence halls are air-conditioned, but feel free to bring a fan with you from home. Bookshelves, drawers, and closets are built into the rooms and every room is carpeted and furnished with a bed, a desk, and a chair for each resident. Our residence halls also have laundry facilities available for use (laundry machines accept GOCards as a form of payment).

    Do I need to bring my own bedding?

    Yes, you will need to bring your own linens. Please be sure to pack extra long twin sheets.

    What activities take place outside of the classroom?

    At Georgetown, the pre-college experience expands far beyond the classroom walls. When students are not in class, they will have the opportunity to attend campus events and social activities, make new friends, and have summer fun both on and off campus. Our extensive calendar of activities includes events where students can take advantage of dances, performers, carnivals, movies, and more. We also provide weekly off-campus trips including touring the National Mall, cheering on the D.C. Nationals, and enjoying an afternoon of fun at Six Flags America. Our evening discussion workshops focus on a variety of topics such as preparing students for their path to college, engaging in conversations about diversity and inclusion education, as well as programs that engage students in reflection and action—rooted in Georgetown’s identity as a Jesuit and Catholic, student-centered university.Commuter students are welcome at all events. See the Student Life page for a snapshot of what you can expect during your time with us.

    Do I need to purchase a meal plan?

    You have the option of signing up for a Georgetown meal plan, but are not required to do so. Commuter students are also welcome to register for a meal plan. Please visit the Summer Meal Plan website to view options and registration instructions.

    Can the dining hall accommodate students with specific dietary needs?

    Leo O'Donovan Dining Hall offers students a wide variety of buffet-style meal options daily. For any specific dietary concerns, please contact University Dining directly. Please note that students who purchase a meal plan must dine at Leo's. Please click here for other on-campus eating locations that accept cash, credit cards, and GOCard flex dollars.

    How do I cancel a meal plan?

    All meal plan cancellations must be submitted in writing to Genevieve Lundstrom at lundstrom-genevieve@aramark.com. Meal plan cancellations must be made by the Wednesday prior to the start of your session.

    What is a GOCard?

    You will receive a GOCard, which functions as a student ID and access card. You will get your GOCard at check-in and should carry it with you at all times. If you have a GOCard from a previous program, please make sure to bring it with you.

    More information about using your GOCard is available at the GOCard Office. To expedite the process on check-in day, please submit a GOCard photo at least one month before arriving on campus, or as soon as possible if admitted after that time. Please follow the instructions here. You will need a valid government issued ID in order to receive your GOCard. Minors should visit DMV.org for information on how to apply for a state-issued ID card.

    What is a NetID?

    A NetID is your login credential that will allow you to access the various electronic resources made available to you while participating in our program. Your NetID will be posted in your application portal when you are admitted to the program. We encourage you to enroll in Password Station, Georgetown’s password management system where you can go if you forget your password, need to reset your password, or want to change your security questions. Please review our Password FAQs for more information.

    What are the Campus Life Forms and why are they important?

    Once you are accepted into a program and complete your course registration, you must complete several important documents, including:

    • Medical Permission Form
    • Immunization Certificate Form
    • Meningitis Vaccine Waiver Form (if applicable)
    • Program Expectations and Campus Regulations for Pre-College Students Form
    • Statement of Responsibility Form
    • Release Form

    These forms must be received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your course(s). If you do not complete and return these documents by that date, you may lose your seat in your course(s). If you are admitted or register less than two weeks before the start of your course, the Summer Programs for High School Students Office will provide you with a deadline for when the forms must be received.

    Additional information can be found on the Pre-Arrival Requirements page.

    Am I required to get a TB test?

    If you meet any of the listed conditions on Part III of the Immunization Certificate, then you will need TB testing. If you do not meet any of the listed conditions, please sign Part III and skip Part IV—you will not need TB testing.

    Do I need my physician/healthcare provider's signature on the immunization certificate?

    Yes, your Physician/Healthcare Provider will need to sign the Immunization Certificate, unless you have a copy of your Immunization Record, signed or sealed by your physician. You can attach your signed Immunization Record to the Immunization Certificate.

    What time is check-in?

    Student check-in is generally from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday before the start of classes. Immediately following check-in is an orientation session at 6:00 pm. On the afternoon of check-in you can pick up your GOCard (Georgetown ID card), explore campus, and have dinner. Check-in and orientation are mandatory for all students, including commuter students.

    Can I arrive to campus early?

    No. All students must adhere to the program check-in times as we do not permit students to check in prior to the start of their program.

    If you are attending back-to-back programs and will be living on campus, you may request to remain on campus between the end of the first program and the start of the second. You will likely be required to move to a new room as part of this process. Please email highschool@georgetown.edu to make your request at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.

    Where can families park on check-in day?

    Families should plan on entering the Georgetown campus via the Canal Road entrance and then proceed to the Southwest Quad Parking Garage. Please refer to the campus map. For parking information, please contact the Office of Transportation Management.

    Does Georgetown University provide transportation to campus?

    Georgetown University does not currently provide services to pick up students and bring them to campus. To get to campus, please make your own transportation arrangements to get to and from area airports, train stations, and bus stations. When you arrive at campus, you should enter the University via the Canal Road entrance (3609 Canal Road NW, Washington, DC 20057). You can also take a cab or rideshare service or arrange to be picked up by Super Shuttle. From the main gates, you’ll be able to walk to the check-in location.

    You can easily arrange ground transportation from the three D.C. area airports:

    • Reagan National Airport is just minutes from Georgetown
    • Dulles International Airport is about 25 miles from Washington, D.C.
    • Baltimore/Washington International Airport is about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.

    I will be commuting to campus. What are my options for making the commute?

    The Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) is a free shuttle bus. The GUTS bus runs on five routes, connecting the campus with Metro stations at Rosslyn (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) and Dupont Circle (Red Line), the Georgetown University Law Center, the U.S. House of Representatives, university offices on Wisconsin Avenue, and stops in Arlington, Virginia.

    Commuter students are permitted to drive to campus for their course(s). However, please be aware that parking is extremely limited. For parking information, please contact the Office of Transportation Management.

    Commuter students should arrive on campus in time for their individual classes.

    Whom can families contact for concerns while their students are on campus?

    For all academic, judicial, or housing issues Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., please contact a Parent Services Advisor at (202) 687-7087 or highschool@georgetown.edu.

    For emergencies outside of these business hours, please contact the the Georgetown University Police Department at (202) 687-4343 and ask to be connected to the Summer Hoya high school program staff member on duty.

    Where can family and friends send packages and letters?

    Family and friends should address packages and letters to a student’s Residence Hall Office (e.g., New South Residence Hall Office),37th and O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057. Please be sure the student's name and academic program (Summer College) are written clearly on the package. We require all students to present a photo ID when picking up a package.

    What is the extent of supervision students receive?

    All students are closely supervised by their assigned academic assistants and Resident Counselors (RCs). RCs live in the residence halls on the same floor as the students and receive extensive training on student safety, well-being, and engagement. The RCs are available as a resource 24/7 and our Summer Hoya office is open for drop-ins each day from 8am–midnight. RCs conduct room check-ins each night and supervise all of our events and social activities.

    While we do maintain close supervision of our program participants, we are a pre-college program that encourages our students to be independent and reach out to our team as they need support. Like life in college, it is important to note that students may not be supervised at all times, such as during free times and unscheduled breaks or if they choose to not participate in planned activities.

    What safety precautions are taken in the residence halls?

    Georgetown has security guards stationed at all major residence hall access points around campus. All security guards are supervised by the Georgetown University Police Department.

    Additionally, Georgetown University Resident Counselors (RCs) are available to assist students 24/7. Each student is assigned to an RC who supervises approximately 25 high school students at a time. The RCs are members of the Summer Hoya residential team and are trained to maintain a positive community on the floor. See “What is the extent of supervision students receive?” for further details about RC supervision.

    The University also operates an emergency response team 24 hours a day to respond in the event of significant emergency situations.

    What if I have an allergy or need to take a certain medication?

    The Medical Permission Form, found in the Campus Life Forms packet, provides the opportunity to explain any medical issues or concerns. You are expected to manage your individual medications and are responsible for dispensing your own medications during your time at Georgetown.

    How do I check my course schedule and find out where my classes meet?

    Log in to your MyAccess account to review your course schedule and determine the location of your course(s).

    Is class attendance mandatory?

    Yes, class attendance is mandatory and you are expected to be on time for all class meetings. If you have an emergency situation that may require you to miss any class time, you must notify your instructor as early as possible in order to receive approval and make a plan for making up for any missed material.

    Please be aware that missed class time may impact your final grade or necessitate withdrawing from the course, as determined by your instructor. Students who need to withdraw from a course due to too much missed class time are not granted exceptions to the standard refund schedule.

    What is the policy regarding leaving campus?

    Requests to leave campus that conflict with your scheduled class time WILL NOT be approved.

    Outside of class time, commuter students do not need to sign-in or sign-out of campus when arriving to or leaving campus. Residential students are required to have a Leave Request form submitted by their parent or guardian in the event that they would like to leave campus during their participation in the program. This form must be submitted AT LEAST THREE BUSINESS DAYS prior to the requested leave in order to guarantee that it will be reviewed. We will do our best to review requests received with less notice, but cannot guarantee the ability to do so.

    For additional information, including instructions on how to submit the Leave Request Form, please refer to the Welcome Packet.

    Will I have access to a fitness facility on campus?

    Yes, you are encouraged to take advantage of the University athletic facilities at Yates Field House.

    Is there an ATM on campus?

    There are numerous ATMs located across the campus.

    When can I check out of my program?

    The check-out process begins the night before the last day of your last course. On that night, you are responsible for packing your belongings, cleaning your room, and removing all trash. By 10:00 a.m. the morning of your last day, you are expected to check out of your residence hall room. Luggage storage will be provided if the final session of your course meets after 10:00 a.m.

    The end times of courses on the final day vary. Please refer to your course syllabus to find out when your course ends.

    Can I stay on campus after my program ends?

    No. All students must check out of the Residence Hall by 10 a.m. the morning of their last day and are encouraged to depart campus after their closing ceremony.

    If you are attending back-to-back programs and will be living on campus for both programs, you may request to remain on campus between the end of the first program and the start of the second. You will likely be required to move to a new room as part of this process. Please email highschool@georgetown.edu to make your request at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.

  • Noncredit Students

    Who is eligible to apply?

    We accept applications from current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are in good academic standing at the time of enrollment and have no academic or school suspensions on their records.

    Can international students apply?

    Yes, we encourage international students to apply. For additional information, please see the For International Students page.

    Can homeschooled students apply?

    Yes, we welcome applications from homeschooled students. For additional information, please see the How to Apply page for your desired program: College Prep Programs, Institutes & Immersions.

    How long are the noncredit programs?

    Georgetown University’s Summer Programs for High School Students offer noncredit programs ranging from one week in length (Institutes) to three weeks (College Prep Programs and Immersions). These programs are offered at different times throughout the summer, so please refer to the program calendar for specific dates.

    When is the application deadline?

    Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, beginning in November. You must first be admitted to the program before you can complete the registration process. Course registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Our programs fill quickly and may reach capacity prior to the priority application deadline. We encourage you to register as soon as possible, as program availability allows. You may register for multiple programs, so long as their schedules do not overlap.

    Admission decisions will continue to be made as long as space remains in the program.

    What are the application requirements for the Institutes, Immersions, College Prep, and English Intensive College Prep programs?

    Please note that when applying, you can choose to submit an application for the Institutes and Immersions, or an application for the College Prep programs, or you can submit both applications. You are not applying for a specific course. If you are admitted to one or both programs, you will then be able to choose and register for as many of the courses included in those programs as you would like, space permitting.

    You are required to submit the following materials: an application form including a 300-word essay addressing your interest in the program, a $50 application fee, and a School Official Reviewer Form. Standardized test scores are not required or expected for a noncredit application.

    The School Official Reviewer Form should be submitted by your current high school school counselor (preferred), teacher, or principal who would be able to speak to your overall academic readiness for the program and can verify your current GPA. Your application will not be reviewed until this form has been received, so be sure to follow up with your designated school official to ensure they are able to submit the form promptly. Should you need to designate a new school official to submit the form, please contact highschool@georgetown.edu.

    To get started on your application now, please proceed to the How to Apply page.

    If I attended a Summer High School course or program last year, do I need to reapply?

    Yes, returning students must complete a new application with updated materials. If you still have your GOCard from your previous Georgetown experience, please make sure to bring that with you.

    How can I check the status of my application(s)?

    You can review the status of your application through the Student Portal.

    • In Progress - Application has not yet been submitted.
    • Pending Review - The application has been submitted and the $50 application fee has been paid. The School Official Reviewer Form has not yet been received. 
    • Submitted - All application materials have been received and the application is under review by the Admissions team. Most applications are reviewed within 10 days of reaching this status.
    • Approved - The application has been approved and you are now able to register for your desired course(s).
    • Denied - The application has not been approved and you will not be able to register for that year’s course(s).

    If you have additional questions please contact highschool@georgetown.edu.

    What rules and regulations will I be required to follow while participating in the program?

    High school students are expected to adhere to the Program Expectations and Campus Regulations, which can be found in the Campus Life Forms packet. This document must be reviewed and signed prior to your arrival on campus.

    Safety is a top priority, and students must follow these expectations to ensure the wellbeing of the community. Any rule violation will result in some level of adjudication. If a student is found committing a violation, he or she will be required to meet with a member of the professional staff, who will then decide the best course of action. Students found committing major infractions will be sent home. No refunds will be granted for conduct related dismissals.

    Are courses graded?

    No. Students in the Institutes and Immersions will receive certificates of completion.

    Students in a College Preparatory program will receive certificates of completion in addition to instructor evaluations by mail approximately four weeks after the program has ended.

    Will I need to purchase anything that is not covered by my course tuition?

    Your tuition includes housing, a meal plan, all course materials, admission for and transportation to off-site visits, access to the Yates Field House fitness facility, closing events, and the various social activities that are set up for students.

    We recommend that you have additional spending money to pay for souvenirs, campus memorabilia, etc. You should discuss the amount with your family prior to attending the program. If you do not have a bank card you may want to consider using a gift card with a credit card logo (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc.) to avoid carrying cash.

    Will my program include homework?

    Institutes are intensive experiences where you will be in class or other academic activities from approximately 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. All class work will take place during that time.

    Immersions and College Prep programs hold class from approximately 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday, and typically end with a capstone assignment. Your instructors will expect you to work on this project and other assignments outside of the scheduled class time.

    Individual course schedules and expectations may vary, and a detailed course schedule will be provided when you check in for your course.

    Once my application has been approved, am I guaranteed a spot in my preferred course(s)?

    No; an approved application allows you to register for any course in the program type to which you applied, as long as space remains in that course. You do not have a confirmed spot until you have completed the online registration for a specific course and made your tuition payment. We cannot guarantee or hold spots in courses.

    Once I’m admitted for a noncredit program, am I required to attend?

    No—our admission is not binding. If you change your mind and decide not to attend, please contact us at highschool@georgetown.edu to let us know. If you enroll in a course and then decide not to attend, it is up to you to initiate a course drop. If you drop a course before the posted refund deadline, a refund will be processed automatically. For additional information on refund policies and procedures, please refer to the Welcome Packet.

    How do I register for my noncredit course(s)?

    The summer courses and programs reach capacity quickly. You should register and submit your tuition payment as soon as possible in order to secure your spot in your preferred course. You will only be guaranteed a spot in your course after you complete registration. Tuition is due, in full, at the time of registration. We do not offer payment plan options at this time. Students who have been admitted to the Institutes and Immersions, or the College Prep programs can register for their desired course(s) through the Student Portal. Additional, detailed instructions can be found in the Welcome Packet.

    I have been put on the waitlist for my preferred course(s), when will I know if I will be able to register?

    Registration for all courses is on a first-come, first-served basis and students will be given the opportunity to register from the waitlist in the order they were placed on that list.

    The waitlist for all courses remain open until the Monday before the start of the program and you may receive an invitation to register up until that time. Once you have accepted an invitation to register for the program, you will need to make your tuition payment within 2 business days in order to secure your spot in the program. If the payment is not received by that time, your space in the program will be forfeited.

    Are scholarship opportunities available?

    College Prep, English Intensive College Prep, Institutes, and Immersions do not offer any scholarship opportunities at this time.

    Where can I find information about refund policies?

    For the College Prep Program, English Intensive College Prep Program, three-week Immersions, and one-week Institutes, you may drop up to three weeks before your program begins and receive a full tuition refund. After that time, no refund will be granted.

    If you are dismissed from any of Georgetown’s Summer High School Programs for any reason, you will not receive a refund.

    For further details, including the procedure for withdrawing and requesting refunds, please see the Welcome Packet.

    Am I allowed to commute to campus instead of staying in Georgetown housing?

    No, noncredit students are required to live on campus in the residence halls.

    How do I sign up for on-campus housing?

    You will automatically be signed up for on-campus housing, and it is included in the tuition charge at the time of registration. Please do not contact the Office of Residential Living to arrange accommodations.

    Can I request a specific roommate?

    In order to support a true college living and learning experience, we typically do not accommodate roommate requests. If you wish to have a specific roommate, you will need to indicate this at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival on campus within the application process. While we will try to accommodate requests, they may not be granted. You will meet your roommate on arrival day.

    When will I know my residence hall assignment?

    You will receive your residence hall assignment at the check-in for your course.

    Are the residence halls co-ed?

    Yes. Male and female students are housed in single gender rooms, however male and female areas may connect.

    Are residence halls air-conditioned?

    Yes, residence halls are air-conditioned, but feel free to bring a fan with you from home. Bookshelves, drawers, and closets are built into the rooms and every room is carpeted and furnished with a bed, a desk, and a chair for each resident. Our residence halls also have laundry facilities available for use (laundry machines accept GOCards as a form of payment).

    Do I need to bring my own bedding?

    For the Institutes, linen service is provided. For all other programs, you will need to bring your own linens. Please be sure to pack extra long twin sheets.

    Is there a dress code?

    Generally, dress is informal. Please be aware that summer in Washington can be very hot and humid, so be sure to bring cool, comfortable clothing. We also recommend that you pack a good pair of walking shoes for off-site visits. Laundry facilities are available in the residence halls.

    For programs that have off-site visits, business dress is typically required. Students participating in any medical program must bring closed-toed shoes and pants for lab work. Students who are not dressed properly will be unable to participate in the labs.

    What activities take place outside of the classroom?

    At Georgetown, the pre-college experience expands far beyond the classroom walls. When students are not in class, they will have the opportunity to attend campus events and social activities, make new friends, and have summer fun both on and off campus. Our extensive calendar of activities includes events where students can take advantage of dances, performers, carnivals, movies, and more. We also provide weekly off-campus trips including touring the National Mall, cheering on the D.C. Nationals, and enjoying an afternoon of fun at Six Flags America. Our evening discussion workshops focus on a variety of topics such as preparing students for their path to college, engaging in conversations about diversity and inclusion education, as well as programs that engage students in reflection and action–rooted in Georgetown’s identity as a Jesuit and Catholic, student-centered university.

    Please note that students enrolled in Institutes will have limited time for activities outside of class time, which typically runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the duration of their course.

    Can the dining hall accommodate students with specific dietary needs?

    Leo O'Donovan Dining Hall offers students a wide variety of buffet-style meal options daily. For any specific dietary concerns, please contact University Dining directly. Please note that students who purchase a meal plan must dine at Leo's. Please click here for other on-campus eating locations that accept cash, credit cards, and GOCard flex dollars.

    What is a GOCard?

    You will receive a GOCard, which functions as a student ID and access card. You will get your GOCard at check-in and should carry it with you at all times. If you have a GOCard from a previous program, please make sure to bring it with you.

    To expedite the process on check-in day, please submit a GOCard photo at least one month before arriving on campus, or as soon as possible if admitted after that time. Please follow the instructions here. You will need a valid government issued ID in order to receive your GOCard. Minors should visit DMV.org for information on how to apply for a state-issued ID card.

    More information about using your GOCard is available at the GOCard Office.

    What is a NetID?

    A NetID is your login credential that will allow you to access the various electronic resources made available to you while participating in our program. Your NetID will be posted in your application portal when you are admitted to the program. We encourage you to enroll in Password Station, Georgetown’s password management system where you can go if you forget your password, need to reset your password, or want to change your security questions. Please review our Password FAQs for more information.

    What are the Campus Life Forms and why are they important?

    Once you are accepted into a program and complete your course registration, you must complete several important documents, including:

    • Medical Permission Form
    • Immunization Certificate Form
    • Meningitis Vaccine Waiver Form (if applicable)
    • Program Expectations and Campus Regulations for Pre-College Students Form
    • Statement of Responsibility Form
    • Release Form

    These forms must be completed and returned to the Summer Programs for High School Students office as quickly as possible. If you do not complete and return these forms, you will not be permitted to attend any aspect of any Georgetown course or program. You will not be refunded for previously paid fees.

    Additional information can be found on the Pre-Arrival Requirements page.

    Am I required to get a TB-Test?

    If you meet any of the listed conditions on Part III of the Immunization Certificate, then you will need TB Testing. If you do not meet any of the listed conditions, please sign Part III and skip Part IV–you will not need TB Testing.

    Do I need my Physician/Healthcare Provider's Signature on the Immunization Certificate?

    Yes, your Physician/Healthcare Provider will need to sign the Immunization Certificate, unless you have a copy of your Immunization Record, signed or sealed by your physician. You can attach your signed Immunization Record to our Immunization Certificate.

    What time is check-in?

    Student check-in is generally from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday you arrive at Georgetown. On the afternoon of check-in, you can pick up your GOCard, explore campus, and have dinner. Check-in schedules for some courses may vary, so please refer to the Welcome Packet for course specific information.

    Can I arrive to campus early?

    No. All students must adhere to the course check-in times as we do not permit students to check in prior to the start of their course.

    If you are attending back-to-back programs and will be living on campus, you may request to remain on campus between the end of the first program and the start of the second. You will likely be required to move to a new room as part of this process. Please email highschool@georgetown.edu to make your request at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.

    Where can families park on check-in day?

    Families should plan on entering the Georgetown campus via the Canal Road entrance and then proceed to the Southwest Quad Parking Garage. Please refer to the campus map.

    For parking information, please contact the Office of Transportation Management.

    Can I bring a car to campus?

    No, we do not permit students to have a car on campus.

    Does Georgetown University provide transportation to campus?

    Georgetown University does not currently provide services to pick up students and bring them to campus. To get to campus, please make your own transportation arrangements to get to and from area airports, train stations, and bus stations. When you arrive at campus, you should enter the University via the Canal Road entrance (3609 Canal Road NW, Washington, DC 20057). You can also take a cab or rideshare service or arrange to be picked up by Super Shuttle. From the main gates, you’ll be able to walk to the check-in location.

    You can easily arrange ground transportation from the three D.C. area airports:

    • Reagan National Airport is just minutes from Georgetown
    • Dulles International Airport is about 25 miles from Washington, D.C.
    • Baltimore/Washington International Airport is about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.

    Whom can parents contact for concerns while their students are on campus?

    For all academic, judicial, or housing issues Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., please contact a Parent Services Advisor at (202) 687-7087 or highschool@georgetown.edu.

    For emergencies outside of these business hours, please contact the Georgetown University Police Department at (202) 687-4343 and ask to be connected to the Summer High School Program staff member on duty.

    Where can family and friends send packages and letters?

    Family and friends should address packages and letters to a student’s Residence Hall Office (e.g., New South Residence Hall Office) at 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057. Please be sure the student's name and academic program are written clearly on the package. We require all students to present a photo ID when picking up a package.

    What is the extent of supervision students receive?

    All students are closely supervised by their assigned academic assistants and Resident Counselors (RCs). RCs live in the residence halls on the same floor as students and receive extensive training on student safety, well-being, and engagement. The RCs are available as a resource 24/7 and our Summer Hoya office is open for drop-ins each day from 8am–midnight. RCs conduct room check-ins each night and supervise all of our campus life programming.

    While we do maintain close supervision of our program participants, we are a pre-college program that encourages our students to be independent and reach out to our team as they need support. Like life in college, it is important to note that students may not be supervised at all times, such as during free times and unscheduled breaks or if they choose to not participate in planned activities.

    What safety precautions are taken in the residence halls?

    Georgetown has security guards stationed at all major residence hall access points around campus. All security guards are supervised by the Georgetown University Police Department.

    Additionally, Georgetown University Resident Counselors (RCs) are available to assist students 24/7. Each student is assigned to an RC who supervises approximately 25 high school students at a time. The RCs are members of the Summer Hoya residential team and are trained to maintain a positive community on the floor. See “What is the extent of supervision students receive?” for further details about RC supervision.

    The University also operates an emergency response team 24 hours a day to respond in the event of significant emergency situations.

    What if I have an allergy or need to take a certain medication?

    The Medical Permission Form, found in the Campus Life Forms packet, provides the opportunity to explain any medical issues or concerns. You are expected to manage your individual medications and are responsible for dispensing your own medications during your time at Georgetown.

    How do I check my course schedule and find out where my classes meet?

    You will receive your schedule at check-in. A copy of the schedule can also be found on Canvas after the program has started.

    Is class attendance mandatory?

    Yes, class attendance is mandatory and you are expected to be on time for all class meetings. If you have an emergency situation that may require you to miss any class time, you must notify your Resident Counselor as early as possible.

    What is the policy regarding leaving campus?

    Given the intense academic nature and truncated timeframe, Institute students are not permitted to arrange time away from campus during the program. There are no exceptions made for students in Institute programs.

    Students in Immersions or College Prep programs are required to have a Leave Request form submitted by their parent or guardian in the event that they would like to leave campus during their participation in the program. This form must be submitted at least three business days prior to the requested leave in order to guarantee that it will be reviewed. We will do our best to review requests received with less notice, but cannot guarantee the ability to do so. Please note that requests that conflict with scheduled academic time will not be approved.

    Any student found to have left a program without prior approval will be subject to immediate dismissal from the program.

    For additional information, including instructions on how to submit the Leave Request form, please refer to the Welcome Packet.

    Will I have access to a fitness facility on campus?

    Yes, students are encouraged to take advantage of the University athletic facilities at Yates Field House.

    Is there an ATM on campus?

    There are numerous ATMs located across the campus.

    When can I check out of my program?

    The check-out process begins the night before the last day of your course. On that night, you are responsible for packing your belongings, cleaning your room, and removing all trash. By 10:00 a.m. the morning of your last day, you are expected to check-out of your residence hall room. Luggage storage will be provided for courses that have additional programming after 10:00 a.m.

    The end times of courses on the final day vary. Please refer to the Welcome Packet for the time when your course ends.

    Can I depart early from my course?

    It is preferred that students stay for the full course. However, students who need to leave early due to travel arrangements must submit a Notification of Early Departure Form. Please note, students who leave the program early may not receive a certificate of completion.

    Can I stay on campus after my program ends?

    No. All students must check out of the Residence Hall by 10 a.m. the morning of their last day and are encouraged to depart campus after their closing ceremony.

    If you are attending back-to-back programs and will be living on campus for both programs, you may request to remain on campus between the end of the first program and the start of the second. You will likely be required to move to a new room as part of this process. Please email highschool@georgetown.edu to make your request at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.

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