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How to Apply

We believe that the college admissions process is a very personal experience which deeply affects the lives of our applicants. In order to fulfill our commitment to this holistic admissions process, Georgetown uses its own application, which allows our applicants to best express their personalities, talents, skills and accomplishments. We encourage you to thoroughly read the important information about the application process, policies and procedures.

Undergraduate Applications

First-Year Students

New students are admitted in the fall semester and for full-time study only. For more detailed information on how to apply as a first-year student, as well as pertinent dates and checklists, please visit the Undergraduate Admissions page.

CIS students

External Transfer Students

The Admissions Committee evaluates transfer applicants on two scales: academic and personal. For more detailed information on how to apply as a transfer student, as well as for pertinent dates and checklists, please visit the Transfer Undergraduate Admissions page.

Undergrad students on lawn

Internal Transfer Students

Current Georgetown students interested in transferring to the School of Foreign Service from other undergraduate programs can learn more by attending an information session. Students choosing to apply for an internal transfer to the SFS typically do so at the end of their first-year. Applicants for transfer admission are measured on two scales: academic and personal. For more detailed information on how to apply as internal transfer student, please review our Intra-University Transfer Application.

Students at Front Gates

International Students

We welcome applications from talented international students who wish to join our exciting community. To introduce you to the range of opportunities at Georgetown, we conduct undergraduate information sessions every year in Canada, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. For more detailed information on how to apply as an international student, as well as for pertinent dates and checklists, please visit the International Student Undergraduate Admissions page.

Summer SFS students abroad in Central America

Graduate Program Applications

Georgetown University’s graduate and professional schools and programs, including the eight master’s programs administered by the Walsh School of Foreign Service, each manage their own admissions and financial aid processes. All applicants must sumbit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences online application form. Applicants to the SFS graduate programs must also prepare program-specific required materials for their applications, listed on the program’s website.

SFS Graduate commencement

Graduate Program Contact Information


Thematic Programs

Regional Programs