The information below represents the most relevant College policies for incoming/prospective international students. These descriptions do not include the full, detailed College policies. Please see the student handbook (policies related to student life) and/or the college catalog (academic policies) for a complete, up-to-date listing of all Georgetown College policies.


All international students are required to pay a $1,000 deposit. This deposit is fully refundable if the student is denied a U.S. visa. This deposit is kept on the student’s account in case of emergencies while the student studies at Georgetown and is credited to the student’s last term at Georgetown College. The deposit must be paid before an I-20 can be issued.

I-20 (Immigration Documentation) Issuance

Immigration documentation will not be issued before the deposit is received. In accordance with US immigration regulations, students must also provide proof that they can cover the first year of their expenses with liquid assets before an I-20 can be issued. Georgetown College generally issues I-20′s for for four (4) years.

Health Insurance

Healthcare in the United States is very expensive and requires health insurance. In order to ensure that our international students have such coverage Georgetown College has created a group health insurance policy.

All F-1 students are required to enroll in Georgetown College’s group health insurance plan. Students are automatically enrolled each academic year and billed through the Georgetown College Business Office. Details concerning student coverage are covered during International Student Orientation. Please contact Mr. Jason Snider with questions regarding this policy.


Full payment must be received before classes begin. Georgetown College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express®, Discover®, Visa® and MasterCard® are accepted. In order to support this service, a service fee of 2.5% will be added to the total payment of your transaction.
  • Personal check: Make your check payable to Georgetown College and include your name, student ID number, current address, and phone number on the face of the check.
  • Wire Transfer: Contact the Office of International Programs for more information about wire transfers


All Georgetown College students are required to live on campus for all four (4) years of their studies. Certain exceptions do apply for married students living with a spouse and a limited number of other situations.