Georgetown College seeks students who will welcome a rigorous academic program and appreciate the additional life-balancing aspects of our Christian emphasis and comprehensive program of extra-curricular and leadership opportunities. Students are considered individually on the basis of their high school records, standardized test scores, and school and community achievements. Letters of recommendation or other supporting material will also be considered by the Admissions Committee if present in the studentâ€™s file. Georgetownâ€™s admissions staff is composed of counselors who have a desire to be of service to students and their families as they consider educational options and opportunities available to them. Georgetown College is committed to making its facilities, programs, and activities, when viewed in their entirety, readily accessible to qualified students with disabilities. The College provides reasonable accommodations for the disabilities of its qualified students. Such accommodations will be provided to qualified students as long as accommodations do not cause undue hardship for the college. Specific questions regarding access should be addressed to the Director of Admissions.
View a full list of admissions staff on the admissions website.
A campus visit, although not required, is strongly recommended. The Admissions Office is located at 432 East Main Street near the main entrance to the campus, and is openÂ weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment only. Classroom visits and overnights are available with a weekâ€™s notice preferred.Feel free to call 502-863-8009 or toll-free at 800-788-9985 to set up an appointment.Â You may also access us via email or our web site.
An application for admission can be obtained from the Admissions Office. Students should apply by January 15 of their senior year to maximize all scholarship and grant opportunities. Students must submit a completed and signed application, a $30 non-refundable application fee, an official transcript of course work and grades from high school, and an official American College Test (ACT) College Report or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) College Admissions and Advisory Report. All transcripts must be official copies sent directly from a high school or college to the Admissions Office. Students not designating Georgetown College as a score recipient when registering for the ACT or SAT I should submit an Additional Score Request Card which can be obtained from a high school guidance office or the Admissions Office (ACT code 1514, SAT I code 1249). The College does not require the writing portion of the ACT or the SAT I exam. Additional materials (essays, recommendations, etc.) may be requested.
Applications are considered as soon as all of the above items are received. The Admissions Committee is composed of selected faculty and an administrator who review applicant folders on a weekly basis. Applicants usually receive word of the Admissions Committeeâ€™s decision within approximately two to three weeks after all required items have been received. Students accepted for admission will receive an official offer of admission from the Director of Admissions, along with a Letter of Acceptance. Admitted students should complete and return the Acceptance Agreement along with a $200 enrollment deposit by May 1. For fall applicants, the enrollment deposit is refundable upon written request until May 1. Thereafter, it is non-refundable. Spring applicants may obtain a refund of their enrollment deposit until December 15. The deposit will be credited toward the first semesterâ€™s bill.
After submitting the enrollment deposit, students are mailed/emailed information on residence halls, roommate options and steps on how to fill out the housing application. A medical history form, an immunization record form and a health insurance form will be sent from the Student Health Services Office. Each form must be completed and returned prior to enrollment. Generally, only the number of students who can be accommodated in campus housing will be admitted for a given year. However, you should submit the housing application at your earliest convenience and, in any case, prior to May 1. Students with no housing application on file or who have not posted the enrollment deposit by May 1 become subject to removal from the incoming class if housing is unavailable. Students who have submitted the enrollment deposit will also receive class registration information beginning in March from the Office of the Registrar. Students are asked to submit a preliminary schedule of classes and then attend an Early Registration Workshop (June/July) before the fall semester begins to finalize their class schedule. Dates and information regarding the Early Registration Workshops will be contained in the information regarding class registration.
The following admission requirements and/or criteria constitute essential factors in evaluation of applications. All students applying to Georgetown College are evaluated on these criteria:
The Academic Enhancement Program is designed for students who require additional academic support for their success at Georgetown College. This program is transitional, not remedial. Students cannot apply for this program. This status is determined by the College Admissions Committee. Students admitted to the Academic Enhancement Program shall not exceed 10 percent of the entering class. Students admitted under this program:
Georgetown College welcomes applications from home-schooled students. Submission of ACT (or SAT I) scores, a transcript documenting performance in secondary-level coursework, and other pertinent curriculum information is required. Home-schooled students must also submit the $30 application fee. Additional materials may be requested.
Georgetown College welcomes transfer students who are in good standing at their most recent school. Official transcripts of all course work and grades should be forwarded to the Admissions Office. In addition to college transcript(s), official high school transcripts are required with a completed Application for Admission. ACT or SAT I scores usually are not required for transfer students in good academic standing, though scores may be provided by the applicant if available and may be requested of the candidate as determined by the Admissions Committee. If a transcript is submitted during a term of attendance at another college/university, the final transcript for that semester (and all previous work) must be submitted prior to attendance at Georgetown. When final transcripts are received, this additional academic information will be reviewed. If the new information is deemed substantially different from the preliminary academic information, a revision to the admissions decision can be made.
If, because of unusual circumstances a student on probation at another institution is accepted for admission to Georgetown, the student will be admitted on probation and subject to all the requirements and restrictions of that status, including ineligibility for financial aid (see section headed Academic Policies and Regulations). Please see also the information under the heading, â€śTransferable Creditâ€ť in the section of this catalog titled Academic Policies and Regulations.
All students seeking re-admission (either after an absence of one or more terms or after having withdrawn during the semester immediately prior) should submit the Application for Admission to the Director of Admissions (no fee required of returning students). Most former students will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, though in special circumstances former students may be reviewed by the Academic Policy Committee. (See also the section titled Probation and Suspension.) Former students who have attended other institutions since leaving Georgetown must submit official transcripts from any such institutions to the Admissions Office.
Prior to being considered for re-admission the student must be cleared for consideration by the following offices:
Georgetown College welcomes students from other countries both as part of its formal exchange program and on an individual basis. ACT or SAT I scores are not necessarily required of international students, but one or more letters of recommendation, a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), all secondary school transcripts and documentation of the studentâ€™s financial support are required. Georgetownâ€™s minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 520 (equivalent to a 190 on the computerized TOEFL and 68 TOEFL). All international students must submit a $2,000 deposit prior to the issuance of the I-20. If the student is unable to obtain a visa by the beginning of the school year in which the I-20 was issued, the $2,000 deposit will be refunded. Students must supply the school with a letter confirming the denial of the visa, in order to obtain the full $2,000 refund. The letter must be supplied to the school by the end of the first week of school. However, in the case that the student decides to attend another institution, they must notify the college in writing by July 15 (November 15 for spring), in order to receive a refund of $1,800. After that time the deposit is forfeited by the student. Health insurance is mandatory for all international students and is the financial responsibility of the student. Please contact the Director of Admissions for further details.
The Intensive English Program (IEP) prepares international students for academic success in America. The IEP offers over 15 hours of language and culture courses per week, plus field trips, social events, and a chance to explore beautiful Kentucky.
In order to be considered for enrollment in Georgetown College IEP, a student
As with international undergraduate students (above) all IEP students must submit a $2,000 deposit to the issuance of the I-20.
The English language program features small class sizes, highly qualified instructors, and a focus on the individual learner. IEP students do not need a TOEFL score in order to enter the program. Upon enrollment in the IEP, students are placed in the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. When IEP students complete the program, they may choose to enter the program as undergraduates. Please contact the IEP director for further details.
When students make application to Georgetown College, they give a permanent address to which the College sends correspondence. It is the responsibility of students to notify the College of a change of address; forms are available from the Registrarâ€™s Office.