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Steps to Complete Your Application

  1. 300- to 500-word
    personal statement

    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.

  2. Completed School
    Official Reviewer Form

    Provide the contact information of your current high school school counselor (preferred), teacher, or principal who will be able to speak to your overall academic readiness for the program and can verify your current GPA. Upon submitting your application and $50 application fee, your chosen point of contact will receive an electronic request with instructions for completing the form.

  3. International Student

    International students participating in the Institutes, Immersions, and College Prep Programs are not required to obtain a visa or submit TOEFL scores. For more information on international student requirements, including mandatory health insurance, please visit our Resources for International Students page.

This is the application for the Institutes & Immersions. If admitted, you will be able to register for any of our 1-Week Institutes or 3-Week Immersions (as availability allows). Please note: An offer of admission does not guarantee your seat in a program. Registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, and to secure a seat in your chosen program, you must register and submit tuition payment.

Additional Information

  • Application Process

    Applications for Summer 2018 will be reviewed starting in January 2018 and will be assessed on a rolling basis thereafter. 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 and student emails are entered correctly on the application. If there is a change in either email address, please inform our office immediately at

    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.

    Key Dates:

    • Application review begins January 2018 and continues on a rolling basis
    • Priority application deadline: April 15, 2018
    • Last day to submit application: Two weeks prior to the start of your preferred program
  • Eligibility

    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 2017–2018 academic year
    • Show evidence of good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA
    • Have no history of suspension from high school
  • Homeschooled Students

    In addition to the application requirements listed above, eligible homeschooled students applying to a Summer High School program must be able to provide the following:

    • An official transcript with all course grades from year 9 (high school freshman) through the present. Full transcripts must be supplied every year, regardless of whether you have previously submitted materials to Georgetown in a past semester or year.
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or another person who can speak to your academic abilities and capacity to thrive in a college environment (recommendation letter cannot come from a family member or paid tutor).
    • Course descriptions, books used, and methods of formal academic evaluation.
    • Detailed information about the homeschooling program or agency providing the program. In the event that the program is not being offered and certified by an outside agency and local/state board, the professional/academic qualifications of the homeschool provider must be included. Additionally, copies of any local/state waivers received by the program must be included in the file. This information helps our Admissions Office ensure equity and fairness.*
    • Any official scores from standardized tests that have been taken.
    • An official transcript from any courses that have been taken at a local college.

    *Georgetown respects and values homeschool programs, and we welcome applications from students who have been homeschooled. We also recognize that homeschool programs can vary based upon individual local/state rules and regulations. Please note: Our high school programs are offered by, and adhere to, federal rules and regulations and those instituted within the District of Columbia. Local/state rules and regulations for homeschool programs outside of D.C. do not necessarily apply to our admissions process and procedures.

  • International Students
    English Proficiency

    TOEFL scores are not required for the Institutes, Immersions, 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.

    If you do not meet the above list of recommended skills, you may be a better fit for the English Intensive College Prep Program.

    Visa Information

    International students participating in the Institutes, Immersions, 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.

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