Undergraduate Admissions

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The Georgetown University undergraduate application is highly personalized to fit the unique stories, personalities, and aspirations of our prospective students. Georgetown uses its own online application for admission, and through this application, students will submit materials specific to the School of Foreign Service. An interview with a Georgetown alumnus will be coordinated for almost all applicants, serving as a useful tool for prospective students to round out their written applications.

While an applicant’s academic performance is the most important criterion under consideration for admission, we also look for accomplishments outside of the classroom, demonstrated commitment to the broader community, and personal qualities such as resiliency, motivation, and ambition. It is these qualities that prepare an individual to become part of the Georgetown tradition of cura personalis, prepared to both add to and benefit from the Georgetown community.

Although we can’t provide you the magic formula, we can give you the typical profile of an admitted student:

  • Strong academic performance in the most rigorous curriculum offered by their secondary school
  • Leaders and influencers with the desire to make a difference
  • Strong interest in the complex mechanics of our world
  • Engagement in their communities
  • Excitement to learn from, lead, and change the world
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We are thrilled by your interest in applying to the School of Foreign Service and becoming part of the legacy. All applicants interested in a Georgetown undergraduate degree, including the BSFS, will apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information on applying as a first-year, transfer, international, or visiting student, please visit them online, in-person, or by phone at (202) 687-3600.

SFS hosts information sessions on most Mondays and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in McGhee Library adjacent to the SFS Dean’s Office. Click here to sign up for an SFS info session. Reservations are required for all guests.


Georgetown University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

White Gravenor Hall

37th and O Streets, NW

Washington, D.C. 20057