Georgetown Summer School
For summer school courses at Georgetown University, please see the Georgetown Summer School website. If you enroll in summer school at Georgetown, the credits will automatically appear on your MyDegree audit.
Non-Georgetown Summer School Policies
Prior to enrolling in summer courses at another school, read and complete the online application for non-Georgetown summer school. Do not pay for summer school until you hear back from our office that your courses have been approved.
- A maximum of four non-Georgetown summer courses may be transferred to the Georgetown record. Transfer students may not transfer more than 60 credits total to the Georgetown degree.
- For classroom courses, credits are evaluated using classroom hours and session calendar. A 3-credit course must meet for a minimum of 36 hours. Sessions shorter than three weeks will not be approved.
- Students are generally expected to fulfill all major, minor, certificate, and core requirements at Georgetown. In no case may more than half of a requirement be transferred from outside Georgetown, including summer study.
- Department approval is required for major, minor, and certificate courses completed away from Georgetown. You will need to obtain approval from a faculty member in your major or minor department in the form of an email. The email will then need to be saved as a PDF file and uploaded to the application. Specific instructions may be found on page one of the application.
- All language credit at the learning level is subject to the results of a department-administered placement exam upon return.
Online Course Policies
For online courses, students will be asked to upload a syllabus (PDF format only) to their application that confirms the following criteria are met. The syllabus must be current. That is, the syllabus must be for the online version of the course for summer 2017 and prepared by the instructor of record.
- The structure of the online course should approximate 36 contact hours by alternate means. This means that the course uses technology to create an online classroom that is as rich in content and faculty/student interaction as a traditional classroom. Courses structured around recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and other passive media, with minimal faculty to student and peer to peer interaction, will not be approved.
- The course must meet for a minimum of three weeks, with fixed start and end dates. Self-paced courses or independent studies will not be approved.
- The course must require class interaction.
- The instructor must provide students with regular feedback.
- The syllabus should provide evidence of intermediate deadlines throughout the term.
- The institution should provide evidence of identity verification if not mentioned on the syllabus.
International Travel and Safety
Students who plan to complete courses at universities located outside the United States and transfer the earned credit back to their Georgetown degree must follow Georgetown’s International Travel Policy. The policy requires all GU undergraduate students to submit their university-related international travel plans for a review of local and regional safety and security concerns. Safety and security approval is required in addition to academic approval in order for credit to transfer.
Please review the policy requirements and contact Catey Williams in the Office of Global Services with any questions you might have. The policy and all related forms can be found here. Note: You should allow at least four weeks prior to your departure for the safety and security-review process.
Transcripts, Grades, and Credits
To be eligible for transfer, coursework must be at an accredited college or university, accepted towards an undergraduate degree at that institution, and represented on that institution’s transcript.
All courses must be taken for a grade. A grade of C or higher from the host institution is required for the course to be transferred to your Georgetown degree. However, the grades for courses taken away from Georgetown will not appear on the Georgetown transcript and are not computed in your Georgetown GPA.
After completing the course, students must ask the summer college or university to send an official transcript to Georgetown.
Rising sophomores should have official transcripts sent to:
Intercultural Center 303
Georgetown College, Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057-1058
Rising juniors and seniors should have official transcripts sent to:
Georgetown College, Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057-1003
Please note that these guidelines may apply only to College students. Students in the McDonough School of Business, Walsh School of Foreign Service, and the School of Nursing & Health Studies should check with their respective dean’s offices for their policies.