New Student Checklist

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Vaccinations are required for all students who are on campus, please follow the Checklist for Campus Access.

BGE Orientation for New Incoming Students

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) offer orientations for new incoming biomedical graduate students for Fall, Spring, and Summer. View the New Student Orientation page for more details.

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. 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.

3. Georgetown Technology

Students should navigate to Georgetown Google Apps to open GUMail, enroll in Duo (two-factor authentication), and create a Zoom account. Visit Georgetown’s New Student Technology Resources website for more – including services for Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) students.

4. Log into MyAccess and Review Student Account

Deadline: See the Billing Calendar posted on the front page of the Office of Billing and Payment Services for the exact date.
MyAccess is the one-stop student portal that includes registration, student accounts, and student services. For more information on MyAccess, visit the MyAccess FAQ page. Login into MyAccess to view billing statements.

5. 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.

6. OGS Pre-Arrival & Arrival Checklist for International Student

Deadline: Pre-arrival – Right After your Confirmation of Enrollment &
Arrival – Once you arrive to the United States

For International Students only: Follow the Office of Global Services (OGS) New Student page for your pre-arrival checklist. Darius Ngo is the OGS advisor for PhD students and Dylan Gaffney is the OGS advisor for Master’s students.

7. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Vaccinations are required for all students who are on campus, please follow the Checklist for Campus Access.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Complete BGE New Student Orientation

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

12. GOCard

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

13. Housing & Transportation

Visit our Housing & Transportation page for information and listings.

14. Honor Council Tutorial

This is required of all first-year master’s students in Graduate School including BGE. You will receive an email directly from Graduate School with the link to the tutorial and the deadline to complete it.

15. Sexual Assault and Prevention for Graduates (SAPG) Training

This is required of all first-year graduate students, master’s and doctoral/doctorate students. Students will receive a message from Everfi, the third-party provider the University partners with to deliver this training. 

16. BGE Student Life

Visit our BGE Student Life webpage to get resources on our community! 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!

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