Steps to Complete Your Application
300- to 500-word
Write a 300- to 500-word personal statement describing why you want to attend the Summer High School Programs at Georgetown University. Your completed essay should be uploaded to your online application prior to submission.
Letter of Recommendation
Provide the contact information of one reference within the online application. Upon submitting your application and $50 application fee, your chosen point of contact will receive an electronic request with instructions for submitting their letter of recommendation.
In order to submit your application, you must provide a non-refundable $50 application fee.
If English is not the primary language of instruction at your high school, please submit TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you attend a bilingual school, your school official must email a copy of your school profile to email@example.com in lieu of proficiency examination scores. For more information on international student requirements, including visa information and mandatory health insurance, please visit our Resources for International Students page.
- Application Process
Summer applications are reviewed beginning when the application opens in November. Our Admissions Office only reviews completed applications; admission decisions are released as they are made. Please allow up to three weeks after we have received your completed application for an admission decision to be emailed to you.
Note: Email is the primary form of communication throughout the application and admission process. Please ensure that both parent/guardian and student emails are entered correctly on the application. If there is a change in either email address, please inform our office immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon starting your application, you will receive a NetID and temporary NetID password. 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 temporary password will expire in 72 hours, so we encourage you to enroll in Password Station, Georgetown’s password management system. This site is where you can go to establish a permanent password, recover or reset your password, and change your security questions. Please review our Password FAQs for more information.
- Rolling Application Review Begins: January
- Earlybird Deadline: January 15
- Registration Opens: First Monday in February
- Final Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the courses have filled
To apply to the Summer Programs for High School Students, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current high school freshman, sophomore, or junior during the academic year prior to your summer program
- Show evidence of good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA
- Have no history of suspension from high school
- For the following programs, students must be at least 15 years old by the date of check-in:
- 3-week Medical Academy - Anatomy & Physiology track*
- 1-week Medical Academies
- Experiences in Biotechnology Academy
- *Please Note: This restriction only applies to the Anatomy & Physiology track. The Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry and Neuroscience tracks do not have an age restriction.
- Homeschooled Students
If you are an eligible homeschooled student applying to the Summer High School Programs, your School Official Reviewer Form may not come from a family member or paid tutor; the form must come from a teacher or another person who can speak to your academic abilities and capacity to thrive in a college environment.
- International Students
TOEFL scores are not required for the Academies and College Prep Program. To fully participate and enjoy these programs, we recommend that you be able to:
- In English, understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field(s) of interest.
- Interact with a degree of English fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible.
- Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
International students participating in the Academies and College Prep Program are not required to obtain a visa.
For more information on international student requirements, including mandatory health insurance, please visit our Resources for International Students page.