Information for Counselors

The Georgetown University in Qatar Office of Admissions is pleased to work in partnership with school counselors throughout the year. We hope that the information provided below will help you assist your students throughout the application process. You will find important information about applying including our admissions and financial aid policies, timelines, high school preparation guidelines, and the many resources and opportunities at Georgetown. If you have additional questions about the admissions process we encourage you to contact the admissions office directly at +974 4457-8200 or via email.


Due by February 1st:

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts/Grade Reports
  • Counselor Report
  • Teacher Report
  • Duolingo or TOEFL (code: 8750) or IELTS
  • SAT (code: 4563) or ACT (code: 0669)*
  • Photocopy of passport data page(s)
  • Application Fee

*Georgetown University in Qatar is implementing a flexible approach to our standardized testing requirements for fall 2021 applicants.

Please note:
A personal interview and controlled writing exercise may be required. The Office of Admissions will contact applicants should they be required.

The Admissions Committee aims to release decisions by April 15th, and students have until May 10th to submit their enrollment agreement and non-refundable deposit to reserve a place in the incoming class.

Our online application form opens in early September and is due by February 1st. Georgetown University in Qatar will waive the $65 dollar admission fee for completed applications. No additional documentation is required in order to submit the application form. All supporting documents are also due by February 1st. 


Our application includes online forms for teacher and counselor reports which are automatically sent once the applicant enters you as a recommender. While we do have paper-based forms, our preferred way to receive counselor and teacher reports is through our online application. We require that students request express permission from our office to submit paper-based forms. 


Georgetown University in Qatar offers many types of programs to engage both counselors and students. We conduct school visits both in person and through webinars, and we also are happy to host students on our campus.

We also meet with students individually and conduct workshops to help them understand our program as well as our application. To see the opportunities available, check out the Connect With Us section of our website.


The Office of Admissions does not make decisions regarding how much credit is granted to students for advanced/transfer credit. After decisions are released, the Office of Admissions forwards transcripts of admitted students to the Office of Academic Affairs for review, at which point the Office of Academic Affairs will determine how much advanced/transfer credit students will receive. 

The advanced credit scores have changed effective Fall 2017, and this impacts the incoming class.  Two big changes are that students must earn an A in A or AS-levels to receive advanced credit, and students must earn a score of 15 and a coefficient of 4 to receive advanced credit for French baccalaureate classes. For general guidance and more information on the new rules, please see the advanced credit section of the undergraduate bulletin.

Specific subjects are not accepted or require a higher minimum than others.  The above URL contains all these details, so students can see which advanced credits will count for the Georgetown degree and how they will count.  If you have questions regarding advanced or transfer credit, please direct them to this email.