International Applicants

Non-U.S. College or University Academic Records

Students who have attended or graduated from a non-U.S. college or university should follow these instructions:

  • We require that all transcripts be submitted in English. Most major foreign universities will issue official transcripts in English. However, if your institution is unable to do this, you are responsible for providing Georgetown University with an English translation of your transcript. Your translator must certify that the original documentation was received in a sealed envelope from your university or issuing institution. After translating, your translator should enclose both the original (non-translated) and the certified translation in an envelope and seal and sign the envelope. The transcript should be enclosed in the signed, sealed envelope and submitted by mail to Georgetown University.

As an alternative to an individual translator providing certified translations, international applicants who attend institutions outside of the United States may submit their transcripts in the form of a credential evaluation. While this service is not required, we recommend the World Education Services (WES) ICAP evaluations. Credential evaluations may take the place of official transcripts, as long as they come to Georgetown University directly from the evaluation service provider and include a copy of the official transcripts you had evaluated.

  • We require proof a degree was conferred and the date of graduation. If your transcript does not explicitly state that a degree was conferred or the date of graduation, you should obtain an official letter from your university indicating the date of your graduation and the degree conferral date. This letter should be enclosed in a signed, sealed envelope and included with your transcript.

Demonstration of English Language Proficiency

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement. Proficiency can be demonstrated by:

  • The receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from a university or accredited institution of higher education where English was the primary language of instruction 
  • A minimum score of either 100 on the TOEFL or 7.5 on the IELTS test, taken within the last 24 months.
    • We currently are accepting the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition. For more information and registration details visit the TOEFL site.

The Office of Admissions reserves the right to ask an applicant to submit proof of English language proficiency.