Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in attending Georgetown University! As you consider Georgetown University as a gateway to the next steps in your academic and career goals, we hope that you find information regarding the numerous programs Georgetown has to offer, connections to admissions offices, financing your education, and learning more about the campus culture and support for our military students. We are honored that you are interested in continuing your education at Georgetown University. We value the connections we make with prospective students, so please do not hesitate to contact the Veterans Office with questions or feedback.

Welcome and History
Academic Programs and Admissions
Financing Your Education
Military Student Campus Support and Engagement
Warrior-Scholar Project at Georgetown University
 

Welcome and History

Georgetown University is an institution of higher education rooted with traditions of Jesuit values, distinguished scholars from around the globe, engaged student affairs professionals, and most importantly, a pluralistic student community. Georgetown University has a strong history with the U.S. military and today, our campuses are home to more than 950 military-connected students, including service members, veterans, and military families. Therefore, Georgetown University goes to great lengths to be military-friendly and values the experiences, skill-sets, and dedication that military students bring to our community. Through the many interactions we have with prospective military students, it is common to hear references that Georgetown is inaccessible academically and financially, but please know that Georgetown University offers realistic opportunities with your preparation and dedication.  

Academic Programs and Admissions

Our office encourages prospective students to reach out the academic program specifically to learn more about the program and determine if the program will be beneficial to you as you pursue your academic and career goals and for the program to have the opportunity to engage with you outside of the application paperwork. For a comprehensive list of all of the degree programs offered Georgetown University, please go here

Each academic school at Georgetown has their own application requirements and determines the key qualifiers to look for among applicants based on the academic program’s curriculum. If you have specific questions about the admissions process or a degree program, we encourage you to contact the admissions office for your program to ensure that you are getting accurate information.  You can find more information about an academic school’s admission process and point of contact below:

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Main Campus Programs
(includes the College, McDonough School of Business, School of Foreign Service, and School of Nursing and Health Studies) 

Undergraduate School of Continuing Studies
(Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies) 

Graduate Programs

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

McCourt School of Public Policy 

McDonough School of Business 

School of Foreign Service 

School of Nursing and Health Studies 

School of Continuing Studies 

School of Medicine 

Law Center 

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Financing your education

In the age where achieving educational goals can take on a costly burden, we understand the many questions prospective students face when planning to continue their education. As a military student there are a few financial funding avenues that you may be eligible for such as VA education benefits and Tuition Assistance, in addition to scholarships and other financial aid. Learn more about the different ways to finance your education. 

Georgetown University is a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program which is available to military students who are 100% for Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and not on active duty or receiving transferred benefits from a spouse on active duty. Learn more about how to use VA education benefits at Georgetown University.

There are also a number of military student specific scholarships available to students at Georgetown and nationally.  

In addition, Georgetown offers an array of financial options for students through scholarships, grants, and federal aid. It is important to note that using VA education benefits does not impact federal aid, but it may impact Georgetown University's institutional aid. For more information about financial options you can contact your interested school’s Financial Services Office:

Main Campus and School of Continuing Studies
(Undergraduate and Graduate Programs) 

School of Medicine 

Law Center 

Many of our graduate academic programs offer merit-based scholarships for students and we encourage you to connect with the academic program to determine what scholarship opportunities are available and how to apply.

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military student support and engagement

Georgetown University recognized the need for dedicated support services to serve as a base of information and services to prospective, current, and alumni military students and out of that recognition, the Veterans Office was established in 2011. The leadership of military students, faculty, and administrators have worked diligently to create a campus culture to assist navigating the complexities of the education benefits, transitioning to a new academic environment, adjusting to Washington D.C., establishing relationships with other military students on campus, and connecting with career opportunities while enrolled and post-graduation. Learn more about the resources offered by the Veterans Office and partner offices. 

Georgetown University is the home of a few military student organizations that are structured to meet the needs of the academic program’s military students. The organizations are quite active on campus and are made up of both undergraduate and graduate students to make a community of military students and allies through social, academic, and networking programs while achieving educational goals. For more information on how to be involved with a military student organization, please go here

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Warrior-Scholar Project at Georgetown University

Georgetown University is excited to partner with Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) for the third year to offer a free week-long intensive college prep course for transitioning servicemembers and veterans applying to or accepted to a 4-year undergraduate institution. WSP will be at Georgetown University from June 10-18, 2017. Under the guidance of both student-veterans who've successfully transitioned from the military to college, and world renowned professors, warrior-scholars develop the analytical reading, college-level writing, and discussion skills critical to academic success in higher education.

Applications are due on March 1, 2017. More information regarding the application and admissions processes can be found here and FAQs can be found here

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