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.
Official Reviewer Form
Provide the contact information of your current high 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, your chosen point of contact will receive an automatic email request with instructions for completing the form.
International students participating in the Academies and College Prep Program 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 Academies. If admitted, you will be able to register for any of our Academies (as availability allows). Please note: An offer of admission does not guarantee your seat in an Academy. 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.
- Application Process
Summer applications are reviewed starting in late fall. Our Admissions Office only reviews completed applications, which includes the applicant’s personal statement essay, a response from the applicant’s reference, and application fee (if submitted after January 31). 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 your primary email address.
Note: Email is the primary form of communication throughout the application and admission process. Only the primary email address listed in the application will receive the automatic communications and application updates. 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. We strongly recommend that you double-check your Spam folder for potential missed emails from the University.
Upon starting your application, you will receive a NetID and a temporary NetID password. A NetID is the login credential that will allow you to access the various electronic resources made available to you while participating in our program. Your one-time-use password will expire within hours after logging in with it for the first time. We strongly encourage you to enroll in Georgetown’s Password Management System and enroll in Duo two-factor authentication immediately. This site is where you can go to establish a permanent password, recover or reset your password, and change your security questions. For additional information, please visit the University Information Services (UIS) website.
- Early Bird Deadline: January 31*
*Application fee waived for all applications submitted by this date
- Final Deadline: May 15
Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
- Early Bird Deadline: January 31*
To apply to the Summer Programs for High School Students, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current or rising high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior during the academic year prior to your summer program
- Show evidence of good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA
For the following Non-Credit Academies, students must be at least 15 years old by the date of check-in (no exceptions):
- 1-Week Medical Academy
- 3-Week Medical Academy - Anatomy & Physiology track*
- Biotechnology for Science & Health
*Please Note: This restriction only applies to Anatomy & Physiology and Neuroscience tracks. The Emergency Medicine track does 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. 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.