checkbox iconAttend an Admitted Student Open House

You may not be in the area, but if you are -- we have two Open House events scheduled for students admitted to the Class of 2020.  The first Open House will take place March 23rd , and the second will take place April 6th.  These events are an excellent opportunity to meet with students, faculty, and staff, and to learn more about what makes the McCourt School unique.

We would love for you to be here for the Open House, but if you are unable to attend, no worries! This is not a mandatory event for international students who are currently abroad.

checkbox iconParticipate in an Admitted Student Online Chat

Our Admitted Student Online Chat sessions are an excellent opportunity to chat with our students, faculty, and staff, and to learn more about what makes the McCourt School unique.  A list of our upcoming sessions are listed below:

To join an online chat, please visit the Graduate School's website to create a username and password that can be used to log into an Online Chat session. At the time of the chat, click here to join a chat room by entering your log in information.

checkbox iconSubmit your Deposit

Please refer to your admissions offer letter for instructions on how to accept your offer (including the link to our online payment page) as well as information on deferred enrollment. NOTE: deferral requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Except in rare extenuating circumstances beyond an applicant's ability to predict or control, the McCourt School does not offer deferred admission.

checkbox iconSubmit your Immigration Questionnaire

The Office of Global Services (OGS) provides a range of services to our international students from the time they are admitted to the program. OGS can begin paperwork for visa processing immediately, and we encourage you to contact them as soon as you accept your offer to Georgetown University. 

Submit your IQ (instructions are in your acceptance letter) to OGS in order to obtain your I-20.  After you receive your I-20 from OGS, file the visa application DS-160 and schedule a visa interview - further instructions can be found here. 

Beginning the visa process early will ensure a good amount of time to process visas so that you can begin planning travel and living arrangements for graduate study in DC.

checkbox iconRead the International Student Handbook & Pre-Arrival Guide

Please refer to OGS's International Student Handbook for important information about your time at Georgetown. 

The International Student Pre-Arrival Guide contains information you should know regarding, visas, housing, culture, & a link to the Pre-Arrival Checklist!

checkbox iconSubmit your Final Transcript

If you have recently graduated, you will need to send us your Final Transcript.

checkbox iconMicroeconomics & Math Prep: MPP, MS-DSPP, and MIDP Students

Due to the vigorous quantitative training involved at the McCourt School, incoming students are required to have strong foundations in mathematics, statistics, and economics. Please check the overview of required expectations of incoming students, as well as a list of resources for meeting the necessary prerequisites: Econ Prep, Math Prep, MIDP Prep

checkbox iconApply to take a Waiver Exam, if qualified

Students may be eligible to waive out of required courses for their programs if they have had similar coursework in the past. Here are the syllabi for the courses from which you may be able to waive. Waiver requests are due to Leslie ( by August 1. You must fill out one form per course.

checkbox iconSave the Date for Orientation

Once you secure your space by depositing, Orientation should be at the top of your priority list. During this time, incoming students meet with our academic advisors, register for classes, take the Micro and Quant waiver exams, explore WDC, and most importantly, get to know their fellow classmates

 checkbox iconJoin our Facebook Group

We have a Facebook group for admitted students. This is a closed group and the page will be monitored throughout the coming months by our Georgetown Public Policy Student Association.  We encourage you to join our group and participate in the ongoing conversation about the McCourt School.

checkbox icon Check Your GU Email Account

You should be checking your Georgetown email account regularly throughout the summer because all official emails will go to your Georgetown email account. You will receive your username and password in your admission letter.