New Student Checklist

New Student Checklist

Complete the 8 steps below.

1. NetID & Password

In your admissions letter, you have received your University NetID with your temporary password. Please set up your University NetID password here. NetID is automatically assigned, unique electronic identifiers for each authorized user at Georgetown

2. Georgetown Health Insurance

Elect or waive the Georgetown University student insurance through the links. If you already have adequate health insurance, you must still login to waive the Georgetown Student Health Insurance.

3. Immunization

Submit the proof of required vaccinations to the Student Health Center to avoid registration holds.

4. GOCard

Go to the GOCard Office to get your physical student ID. GOCard is the official identification card at Georgetown University, and much more.

5. Georgetown Email

Georgetown uses Google Apps as its official email system.

6. MyAccess & FAQs

MyAccess is the one-stop student portal that includes registration, student accounts, and student services. For more information on MyAcess, visit the MyAccess FAQ page. Please note, DegreeWorks is currently only set up for BGE masters programs. BGE certificate and PhD programs are in the progress of being set up in DegreeWorks.

7. Housing

Visit our Housing page for information and listings.

8. Connect with Students

Join the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO), a student-run organization that includes all Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) students at Georgetown University and like us on Facebook to stay updated about resources and events!

Admitted Student Checklist

Complete the 8 steps below before the listed deadline.

1. Application Login

Deadline: Found in Your Admissions Letter

Follow the instructions in your official admissions letter to confirm your enrollment. Submit the Enrollment Confirmation Form and corresponding deposit to hold your place in the program until you matriculate. Georgetown accepts Visa and Mastercard for the enrollment deposit

If you have received a Conditional Admissions Letter, please read through the steps to meet the outstanding conditions of admissions. If you have received a merit-based aid award letter, please submit the paperwork to the office indicated on the letter.

2. OGS Pre-Arrival Checklist for International Student

Deadline: Right After your Confirmation of Enrollment

For International Students only: Follow the Office of Global Services (OGS) New Student page for your pre-arrival checklist. Your advisor at OGS is Darius Ngo.

3. Office of Student Financial Services

Deadline: After Your Confirmation of Enrollment

If you have applied for financial aid, please stay in touch with the Office of Student Financial Services. To check/accept your financial aid award letter, please log into MyAccess and follow the directions about the next steps after receiving your financial aid.

4. Log into my MyAccess and Review Your Student Account

Deadline: See the Billing Calendar posted on the front page of the Office of Billing and Payment Services for the exact date.

Billing Statements are issued and can be viewed by logging onto MyAccess.

5. Student Health – Immunization

Deadline: See the Student Health website here.

Submit your required proof of Student Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificates to the Student Health Center to avoid registration holds.

6. Registration for Courses

Deadline: See Registration Dates here.

Resources on how to register for courses as well as the exact registration schedule for each term are available.

7. OGS Arrival Checklist for International Students

Deadline: Once you arrive to the United States

For International Students only: Follow the Office of Global Services (OGS) After the Immigration Document is Issued page for your arrival checklist. Your advisor at OGS is Darius Ngo.

8. Attend BGE Mandatory Orientation

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) New Student Orientation is mandatory for all students.