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We welcome students from around the world to join the multicultural Georgetown University community in our Summer High School Programs! Please review the information below for important details regarding the application and visa processes.

Application & Visa Information

  • College Credit Courses and College Prep
    TOEFL and IELTS scores

    If you are a student applying to take credit courses, and English is not the primary language of instruction at your high school, please submit TOEFL scores, along with the rest of your application materials, to

    Please note that TOEFL scores expire after two years, and we require valid, unexpired score reports. Please use the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies school code, 5986, when sending your official score reports.

    • TOEFL scores: We require a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 225 (computer-based), or 90 (iBT)
    • IELTS scores: We require a minimum score of 7.0

    If you attend a bilingual school, your school official must email a copy of your school profile to in lieu of TOEFL scores.

    Visa Information

    As an international student participating in our college credit courses, you are required to be a full-time student (enrolled in at least six credits in each session of eight weeks or less) in order to study at Georgetown in F-1 student status. Students must be registered as a full-time student before an immigration document can be issued.

    After you are admitted, you will work with the Office of International Students & Scholars to complete I-20/DS-2019 process.

    Please allow at least six weeks for the processing of immigration documents. For Main First Session, we recommend applying by April 12, 2019 and for Main Second Session by May 26, 2019.

    All admitted international students studying in F-1 status must attend a mandatory immigration orientation session upon arriving to Georgetown. The date and time of this session will be announced via email.

  • Academies
    English Proficiency

    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 without strain for either party.
    • 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.
    Visa Information

    International students participating in the Academies are not required to obtain a visa.

Mandatory Health Insurance

All international students* enrolled in Georgetown University’s Summer Programs for High School Students are required to carry sufficient medical insurance coverage for the duration of their program. To assist in meeting this requirement, all international students will be automatically assessed an insurance charge on their student account or student invoice and will be enrolled in a health insurance plan. Requests for insurance waivers will not be considered.

Insurance rates for Summer 2019**

1-Week Academies: $50
2-Week: $75
3-Week Academies: $100
College Prep Program: $145
Credit Courses—Main First Session: $145
Credit Courses—Main Second Session: $145

*If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, then you are considered to be an “international student.” If you are a U.S. citizen but live in another country, you are not an international student and will be required to show proof of health insurance.

**Insurance rates are estimated and subject to change.

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