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
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.
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
As an international student participating in our college credit courses, you are required to be full-time student (enrolled in at least six credits) for the duration of the summer session in order to study at Georgetown in F-1 student status.
You will work with your International Programs advisor to complete the I-20 process.
Please allow at least six weeks for the processing of immigration documents. For Session I, we recommend applying by April 12, 2018 and for Session II by May 26, 2018.
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.
- Institutes, Immersions, and College Prep Programs
TOEFL scores are not required for the Institutes, Immersions, and College Prep Programs. 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.
If you do not meet the above list of recommended skills, you may be a better fit for the English Intensive College Prep Program.
International students participating in the Institutes, Immersions, and College Prep Programs 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.
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 administered by HTH Worldwide, underwritten by BCS Insurance Company. Requests for insurance waivers will not be considered.
Students who are dual U.S. citizens living outside of the U.S. and do not have U.S. medical insurance are not eligible for a health insurance plan through HTH Worldwide. Students in this situation will need to obtain their own health insurance for their time at Georgetown University.
Insurance rates for Summer 2017**
Institute Programs: $50
Immersion Programs: $100
College Prep Programs: $100
Credit Courses—Session I: $145
Credit Courses—Session II: $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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