The Office of Global Services (OGS) only processes immigration documents for international students who are fully admitted to Georgetown University. The immigration document request process starts in mid-March for students entering their program in the Fall. New students should carefully follow instructions in their admission letter to request an immigration document.
NOTE: The F-1 or J-1 immigration process to obtain a Visa begins only after a student is fully admitted and has confirmed enrollment.
International applicants who attended institutions outside of the United States must submit their transcripts in the form of World Education Services (WES) ICAP course-by-course evaluations. (These evaluations are not a requirement of all programs in the graduate school but are required for the Data Science & Analytics Program. No exceptions will be made.)
You will not need to send your WES report to our school at this time; instead, you should ask WES to send the evaluation directly to you, and then you should upload the evaluation directly to the online application. An official transcript will be required if you are offered admission to the program.
Applicants may use other credential evaluation services that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) but must still submit official transcripts from the institution to Georgetown if the evaluation does not include an official copy of the transcripts you had evaluated.
TOEFL Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English
- Applicants who have not attended an institution of higher education where the primary language of instruction is English and who are not native speakers are also required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Non-native speakers must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS.
- Test scores should be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores. If you are a non-native speaker of English and received a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not have to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Georgetown University’s institution code for reporting TOEFL scores is 5244.
Agenda from Admission to Enrollment
- Gather required documentation for Georgetown Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 Issuance.
- After receiving the Georgetown Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 students are ready to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa,
- Finalize travel arrangements.
- Plan arrival at Georgetown.
- Attend the International Graduate Student Orientation
International Student Resources
The Georgetown Office of Global Services has a detailed resource guide to help you navigate your journey to Georgetown.
*The CIP code for this program is 30.3001 – this program is STEM-eligible.