Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The Veterans Office is a resource for military-connected students at Georgetown University. We also serve the university by acting as an advocate for our military-connected students and as a liaison between the university and the military-connected population.

Military-connected students are active duty service members, reservists and guardsmen/women, veterans, and their military families.

Undergraduate Admissions Questions

The first step in the process is mapping out a timeline. Here are a few considerations: When are you separating (i.e. DD-214 in hand)? When do you want to start classes AND what do you want to study? When are the applications due?

A few additional considerations might be: Are you thinking about going to school full-time or part-time? Do you want a flexible schedule to attend to other responsibilities, such as a family? Do you intend to work while pursuing your degree?

These are just suggestions to help guide you during your decision making process to apply to Georgetown. Once you’ve targeted a specific program, the application process is the same for all students.

If you plan on working full-time and don’t think you can commit to a full-time course load, you might want to consider the Bachelors of Liberal Studies (BALS) program at the School of Continuing Studies (SCS). The BALS program is suited for students who work or have other commitments that keep them from attending to a full course load. If this interests you, then you should explore the different concentrations, or areas of study.

Check out how to apply to see deadlines for each term and the components for the application.

Main campus consists of three schools for undergraduate students – the College, the McDonough School of Business, the Walsh School of Foriegn Service, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies. You can explore areas of studies for each of these schools (select “Bachelor’s (Major) under filter programs).

Active military and veterans applying for transfer admission must have earned at least twelve credits at a two-year or four-year institution prior to transferring to Georgetown.

If a minimum of twelve credits have not been earned by time of application, applicants should submit the first-year student application.

For the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (at the School of Continuing Studies), you can transfer up to 64 credits. For Main Campus programs, you can transfer up to 60 credits.

For applications to the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, standardized test scores are not a component of the application process.

For main campus – if you apply as a first year student, then you must submit standardized test scores. If you apply as a transfer student, standardized test score requirements are waived only for applicants who graduated from high school five or more years prior to intended matriculation at Georgetown.

For students applying to Main Campus undergraduate programs as a transfer student, you are required to submit a Dean’s report and a Professor’s report.

Dean’s report: A dean or other official at the applicant’s current (or most recent) college/university must complete the Dean’s Report form to verify that the candidate is in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Professor’s report: A college/university professor familiar with the applicant’s academic work, and who preferably teaches in the candidate’s proposed area of study, must complete the Professor’s Report form.

For transfer applicants, please note that a Dean’s Report is a required piece of the application. For the Professor’s Report, however, we will accept a recommendation from a military superior if it is not possible to submit a letter from a professor.

You should absolutely still consider applying to Georgetown. Who you were as a student in high school and who you are now (or when you apply) is likely not the same experience. As a service member or veteran, you should highlight your experiences in the military to show how you stand out as a person. Bring your unique experiences and the perspectives that come with it to your application.

Graduate Admissions Questions

It depends on your program. We suggest reaching out to the program you’re applying to and ask their admissions team.

It depends on your program. We suggest reaching out to the program you’re applying to and ask their admissions team if they accept coursework from other institutions.

It depends on your program. We suggest reading the application requirement of the program you’re applying to.

Housing Questions

No. However, you will have to complete a waiver with the Office of Residential Living for approval. Reasons for not living on campus can pertain to being over 22 years of age by the start of the Fall semester, married, and/or living with dependents. Consult the Housing Handbook for more information.

The Office of Neighborhood Life can provide information regarding the different neighborhoods in DC (as well as Maryland and Virginia). Visit this website for information on apartments or group homes that are Georgetown accessible.

You can also check out the Georgetown Law Off-Campus Housing Service at offcampushousing.law.georgetown.edu for resources & to find properties close to the law campus!

If you’re over at the School of Continuing Studies, they also offer guidance on where to live that’s convenient to the SCS campus.

Financial Aid Questions

  • Georgetown’s military-connected scholarships include the following:
    • The Mujica Student Veteran Stipend
    • The Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars Scholarship
    • The Marine Corps GU Scholarship
    • The Schorr Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • MilitaryMBA.net scholarship
    • National Military Family Association (NMFA) Nursing Scholarship
    • SoldierStrong Soldier Scholarship
    • Security and Software Engineering Research Center

To determine whether you are eligible, please visit our scholarships webpage which includes additional military-connected scholarships.

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) serves all undergraduate and graduate students on the Main Campus and the School of Continuing Studies. We are here to guide you through the financial aid process from application to graduation.

The Office of Medical Student Financial Services at Georgetown University School of Medicine is committed to ensuring that eligible students receive the financial resources necessary to meet their education expenses. In general, our office provides counseling regarding the funding available to medical students as well as the application process for those funds. Our office reviews applications for financial assistance to determine eligibility for both federal and institutional funds. In addition, we offer personal finance and education loan counseling for medical students.

At the law center, the Office of Financial Aid and Loan Repayment Assistance provides students, prospective students, and alumni with the highest level of professional service and counseling.

  • Georgetown’s military-connected scholarships include the following:
    • The Mujica Student Veteran Stipend
    • The Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars Scholarship
    • The Marine Corps GU Scholarship
    • The Schorr Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • MilitaryMBA.net scholarship
    • National Military Family Association (NMFA) Nursing Scholarship
    • SoldierStrong Soldier Scholarship
    • Security and Software Engineering Research Center

To determine whether you are eligible, please visit our scholarships webpage which includes additional military-connected scholarships.

For additional financial assistance opportunities, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services to learn more about merit-based aid, external scholarships, fellowships, and federal loans.

Academic Life

It is in the student’s interest to enroll in classes that do not coincide during drill. If the student anticipates a conflict, they should work with their professor(s).

Georgetown University recognizes that students who serve in the U.S. armed forces may encounter situations in which military obligations force them to withdraw from a course of study and that this can sometimes happen with little notice. This policy applies to all University schools and programs and is intended to recognize, and make appropriate allowances for students who find themselves in such situations. Specific inquiries regarding the Military Leave of Absence process should be directed to your academic advisor. For more information, please visit our website about Military Leave of Absence.

You can also review the Military Leave of Absence Checklist to assist with navigating steps to take at the University.

For information regarding disability support services, please visit the Academic Resource Center.

If you are a law student, please visit the Law Center’s Office of Disability Services. For students at School of Continuing Studies, please visit SCS’s disability services webpage.

Check out the resources available at the Academic Resource Center. They provide assistance in study skills necessary for academic achievement through individual consultations, academic themed workshops, and foreign language tutoring services.

Yes! The Writing Center offers free peer tutoring to all enrolled students. Tutors are trained graduate and undergraduate students who will help students improve their own critical thinking, revision, and editing skills. They are not there to proofread papers for students, but to enhance the writing process.

The Math Assistance Center offers free tutoring services for Georgetown students enrolled in: Mathematics in Society (MATH 004), Calculus with Review (MATH 029), Calculus I (MATH 035), Calculus II (MATH 036), and Probability and Statistics (MATH 040).

Through the Academic Resource Center, you can find a tutor for Spanish, French, Latin, and Arabic coursework. For more information, visit this page about Foreign Language Tutoring.

Student Engagement

Campus recreation at Yates Field House offers comprehensive recreational, fitness, and wellness programming to serve the university community. Students enrolled on Main Campus, SCS, and SOM can use Yates.

Law students have access to the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport and Fitness Center.

If you’re interested in connected with military-connected students – consider one of the following:

  • Georgetown University Student Veterans Association
  • McDonough Military Association
  • Georgetown Military Law Society
  • Military Medicine Interest Group
  • Hoya Battalion (Army ROTC)

For more information about these groups and to get connected, please visit our military-connected organization webpage.

That’s a difficult question to answer broadly. But, we are available to chat and discuss what your interests are to help better guide you.

In the meantime, you can explore the different diversity engagement opportunities here at Georgetown. A few are: