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Consumer Information for Prospective and Current Georgetown University Students (HEOA Disclosures)

To help prospective and current students locate important information about the University, this webpage collects links to helpful information on a variety of subjects, including the University’s academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-graduate activities of the University’s graduates. Georgetown’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and its implementing regulations.

If you have questions or would like copies of any of the information presented here, please e-mail the Office of Compliance and Ethics or call 202-687-6493.

1. Accreditation Information

2. Information on Academic Programs
     a. Academic Programs
     b. Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
     c. Transfer of Credit Policy
     d. Diversity Statistics, Retention Rates & Graduation Rates
  
3. Cost, Financial Assistance and Withdrawal Information
     a. General Financial Assistance Information
     b. Information Related to the Costs of Attending Georgetown University, Including
         Tuition, Fees, Books, and Room and Board

     c. Study Abroad and Title IV Aid
     d. Information Related to Georgetown’s Refund Policy and/or Requirements for 
         Withdrawal from the University

     e. Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

4. Information on Post-Graduate Activities

5. Health and Safety Information
     a. Vaccination Policy
     b. Alcohol and Drug Policy and Support Resources
     c. Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report (Clery Act Report)

6. Other Information
     a. Student Activities
     b. Facilities/Services for Students with Disabilities
     c. Student Records Policies/Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
     d. Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

1. Accreditation Information

http://www.georgetown.edu/academics/accreditation

Georgetown University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, 215-662-5606. The University’s Middle States Statement of Accreditation is available on the Middle States website. University Schools and programs are also accredited by the following organizations: The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA); The American Bar Association (ABA)The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education; The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); and The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the American Medical Association and the Associateion of American Medical Colleges.  

2. Information on Academic Programs

a.  Academic Programs (including faculty, facilities and plans to improve the academic programs)​

  • Main Campus undergraduate programs:

http://www.georgetown.edu/academics
http://www.georgetown.edu/academics/our-schools/
http://masterplanning.georgetown.edu/ (Campus Plan)
http://maps.georgetown.edu/
https://gushare.georgetown.edu/ProvostOffice/Web/Documents/CalltoAction2.pdf

  • Main Campus graduate programs:

http://grad.georgetown.edu/
http://grad.georgetown.edu/academics/

  • Georgetown Law programs:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/aba509/index.cfm 
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/index.cfm

  • School of Medicine programs:

http://som.georgetown.edu/medicaleducation/
http://som.georgetown.edu/medicaleducation/curriculum/

  • School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate programs:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/degrees-and-program

 

b.  Standards for Satisfactory Academic Process

  • For Main Campus undergraduate students:

http://bulletin.georgetown.edu

http://bulletin.georgetown.edu/regulations.html

  • For Main Campus graduate students:

http://grad.georgetown.edu/academics/policies

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/registrar/handbook/index.cfm

  • For School of Medicine students:

https://som.georgetown.edu/about/policies

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/academic-affairs/student-handbooks

 

c.  Transfer of Credit Policy

  • For Main Campus undergraduate students:

http://uadmissions.georgetown.edu/applying-georgetown/transfer/credit

  • For Main Campus graduate students:

http://grad.georgetown.edu/about/faq/admissions

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/jd-admissions/transfer-student/index.cfm

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/4/bachelor-of-arts-in-liberal-studies/about-the-program/faqs

  • For School of Continuing Studies graduate students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/academic-affairs/student-handbooks/

  • For School of Continuing Studies summer students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/29/summer-school/resources-and-policies.cfm

 

d.  Diversity Statistics, Retention Rates and Graduation Rates (Fall 2012)

Diversity Statistics

The following numbers represent the percentages among undergraduate full-time students who were enrolled as of Fall 2012:

Male - 44.4%
Female - 55.6%
Recipient of Pell Grant - 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native - 0.1%
Asian - 9.0%
Black or African American - 5.9%
Hispanic/Latino - 7.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - 0.1%
White - 60.0%
Two or more races - 3.5%
Nonresident alien - 11.7%
Race and ethnicity unknown - 2.1%

Retention Rates

The percentage of full-time undergraduate students who began their studies in the fall of 2011 and returned in the fall of 2012 was 96.4%.

Graduation Rates

The following numbers represent the percentages of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began their studies in the fall of 2006 and earned a bachelor's degree in six years or less:

All undergraduate students - 93.3%
Male - 93.1%
Female - 93.5%
Recipients of federal Pell Grant - 99.4%
Recipients of subsidized Stafford loan who did not receive a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan - 99.0%
Students who received neither a subsidized Stafford loan or a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan - 90.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native -
Asian - 92.1%
Black or African American - 89.6%
Hispanic/Latino - 90.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander -
White - 94.6%
Two or more races -
Nonresident alien - 88.3%
Race and ethnicity unknown - 94.2%

There were no members of the following racial/ethnic categories in the 2006 cohort: American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and two or more races.
 

3.  Cost, Financial Assistance and Withdrawal Information    

a.  General Assistance Information

  • For Main Campus undergraduate students:

http://finaid.georgetown.edu/

  • For Main Campus graduate students:

http://grad.georgetown.edu/financial-support/

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/office-of-financial-aid/Index.cfm

  • For School of Medicine students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/office-of-financial-aid/Index.cfm

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/financial-aid

 

b.  Information Related to the Costs of Attending Georgetown University,  Including Tuition, Fees, Books, and Room and Board

  • For Main Campus undergraduate students:

http://bulletin.georgetown.edu/expenses/

  • For Main Campus graduate students:

http://finaid.georgetown.edu/cost-of-attendance/graduate/

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/student-accounts/index.cfm

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/registrar/handbook/upload/Tuition_and_Fees.pdf

  • For School of Medicine students:

https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/hbdpvin1ewimsvze14s5

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate students:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

http://scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/tuition#bachelors

  • For School of Continuing Studies graduate students:

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies & Master of Professional Studies

http://scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/tuition#masters

Doctor of Liberal Studies

http://scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/tuition#doctoral

  • For students in School of Continuing Studies summer or special programs:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/tuition#summerandspecial

 

c.  Study Abroad and Title IV Aid

http://studyabroad.georgetown.edu/

 

d.  Information Related to Georgetown’s Refund Policy and/or Requirements for Withdrawal from the University

  • For Main Campus undergraduate students:

http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration/refunds-and-tuition/

http://studentaccounts.georgetown.edu/policies/#Refunds

  • For Main Campus graduate students:

http://grad.georgetown.edu/academics/policies/

http://studentaccounts.georgetown.edu/policies/#Refunds

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/aba509/index.cfm

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/student-accounts/index.cfm

  • For School of Medicine students:

https://som.georgetown.edu/about/prospectus/policiesgeneralprocedures

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate (non-summer) students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/admissions/tuition

http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration/refunds-and-tuition/

  • For School of Continuing Studies summer students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/29/summer-school/admissions-and-tuition.cfm

 

e.  Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

  • The Equity in Athletics Data Report submitted to the Department of Education:

http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/index.aspx

 

4.  Information on Post-Graduate Activities

  • Post-Graduate Information

Information regarding post-graduate employment obtained by and further graduate studies pursued by Georgetown undergraduate students is found in the Office of Career Services’ Senior Survey, available at:

http://careercenter.georgetown.edu/career-exploration/exploring-your-options/senior-survey-outcomes/

Graduates of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesmaster’s degree programs obtain employment in government agencies, private non-profit organizations, and corporations. Some graduates also pursue studies in professional degree and Ph.D. programs.
 
Graduates of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ Ph.D programs obtain employment in tenure and non-tenure track faculty positions at colleges and universities across the nation and the world. Some graduates also obtain employment in government agencies, private non-profit organizations, and corporations.
 
Information about employment of Georgetown University Law Center graduates is available at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/aba509/upload/ABA-Employment-Summary-FINAL-3-15-13.pdf.  The information presented in the brochure is compiled by the Law Center’s Office of Career Services through an annual survey of students and through follow-ups with individual students.
 
Georgetown University School of Medicine students participate in the National Residency Matching Program or other residency matching programs (e.g., the Military Match or other subspecialty matching programs) or opt to do research following graduation. Ninety-nine to one hundred percent of GUSOM graduates who participate in the match or the subsequent scramble process are placed in residency programs. Information about the residency programs into which School of Medicine graduates have matched is at this address: http://som.georgetown.edu/prospectivestudents/degrees/md/matchplacement

Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies Programs - Post-Graduate Information 

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program and Critical Care Nurse Specialist Program: Based on information received from former students in the acute care programs, graduates tend to find employment in acute care settings such as hospitals, urgent care centers, emergency care centers, surgical care centers, collaborative physician practices and independent private practices.

Family Nurse Practitioner Program: According to informal surveys of former students, graduates accept positions as family nurse practitioners in a variety of settings including community based clinics, retail clinics, private practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and clinics that provide care primarily to underserved populations nationwide.

Nursing Education Program: Based on information received from former students, graduates from the Nursing Education Program take positions as staff development instructors, patient educators, clinical instructors or clinical faculty in colleges and universities and faculty positions in Junior Colleges or training programs such as LPN schools of nursing.
 
Information regarding post-graduate employment and types of employment obtained by graduate students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is available at:

https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba-career-center/students

Information regarding post-graduate employment and types of employment obtained by graduate students at Georgetown Public Policy Institute is available at:

https://mccourt.georgetown.edu/career/outcomes

 

5.  Health and Safety Information

a.  Vaccination Policy

For information regarding the University’s vaccination policy:

http://bulletin.georgetown.edu/admissions/

http://studenthealth.georgetown.edu/medical-care/services/immunization/

b.  Alcohol and Drug Policy and Support Resources 

http://studenthealth.georgetown.edu/health-promotion/education-training/

c.  Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report (Clery Act Report)

http://police.georgetown.edu/crimestats
 

6.  Other Information

a.  Student Activities

  • For Main Campus undergraduate students:

https://www.georgetown.edu/campus-life/students-clubs-and-activities

  • For Main Campus graduate students:

http://grad.georgetown.edu/about/student-life/

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-life/

  • For Georgetown University School of Medicine students:

http://som.georgetown.edu/studentservices/groups/

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/students/

 

b.  Facilities/Services for Students with Disabilities

  • For Main Campus undergraduate and graduate students:

http://academicsupport.georgetown.edu/disability/

http://safety.georgetown.edu/

http://bulletin.georgetown.edu/regulations/disabilities/

http://studenthealth.georgetown.edu/mental-health/

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-life/disability-services/index.cfm

  • For School of Medicine students:

http://som.georgetown.edu/docs/AppendixT_1.pdf

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/academic-affairs/students-with-disabilities

 

c.  Student Records Policies / Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • For Main Campus undergraduate students:

http://bulletin.georgetown.edu/regulation/records/

  • For Main Campus graduate students:

http://grad.georgetown.edu/academics/policies/

  • For Georgetown Law students:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/campus-services/registrar/handbook/upload/General_Administrative_Policies.pdf

  • For Georgetown University School of Medicine students:

https://som.georgetown.edu/about/policies

  • For School of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate students:

http://scs.georgetown.edu/academic-affairs/student-handbooks

 

d.  Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

  • Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Information

A copyright is a form of legal protection for creative works. Copyrights help to ensure that authors of creative works can control how those works are used and prevent others from capitalizing on, or using or distributing, the works without permission. The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material such as songs, videos, games, textbooks, or other type of creative content, including through peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject students to serious criminal and civil penalties, so students and others need to understand what is and is not permissible when it comes to the downloading and distribution of creative materials.

Although using peer-to-peer file sharing technology in itself is not illegal, what you share and how you share it may violate the law. The laws that govern copyright are not specific to any one technology; you can violate the rights of a copyright holder using many different types of technology. Both uploading and downloading of copyrighted files can violate copyright law.

Altering the format of creative content for your own personal use, that is, for example, ripping a CD of songs onto your computer and then listening to them on your iPod, generally would not be viewed as a copyright violation. Distributing that song file to others would violate the copyright law, however, as would downloading a file shared online in that manner. Such actions, if taken on the Georgetown network, would also violate Georgetown’s Acceptable Use Policy. This policy provides that each individual user of the Georgetown network is responsible for using electronic materials in accordance with copyright and licensing restrictions, and it prohibits users from using the Georgetown networks to violate copyright laws and from distributing or copying proprietary files without proper authorization.

Content owners (those holding copyrights) actively monitor file sharing networks. They frequently issue takedown notices to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including Georgetown, requesting that the ISPs remove shared files, and they sometimes issue subpoenas requesting that the University turn over information about those they believe are violating their copyrights for the purpose of filing a lawsuit. Georgetown is legally obligated by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to respond to valid complaints and subpoenas received from copyright owners. Georgetown’s process for responding to these complaints and subpoenas is described at http://www.georgetown.edu/copyright-information (netID required). Students who are the subject of repeated complaints could have their computers disconnected from the GU Network and may be subject to judicial actions, including but not limited to disciplinary probation.

  • Federal Copyright Law

Federal copyright law establishes a wide range of civil and criminal penalties for copyright infringement. For those who download or upload large numbers of songs, civil damages could reach into the millions of dollars. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have pursued these monetary damages in lawsuits. Although to date criminal prosecutions of students for file sharing have been rare, potential civil and criminal penalties for peer-to-peer activity include:

  • Statutory damages of up to $150,000 for each act of willful infringement (i.e., each song or movie illegally copied or distributed),
  • Lower damages for acts of unintentional infringement.
  • Pre-litigation settlements prior to filing lawsuits against students from $3,000 to $4,000 and up.
  • Jury verdicts against file sharers in the hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars.
  • Reasonable attorney fees to the copyright owner at the court’s discretion.
  • Fines.
  • Prison time.

Legal Resources

Information on legal resources for downloading copyrighted material and copyright law can be found at:

In addition, the University's Plan to Combat the Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material by Users of Georgetown University Networks is available at:

http://security.georgetown.edu/technology-policies/acceptable-use?_ga=1.121309517.434377303.1427205332

Georgetown University Compliance Helpline

The Georgetown University Compliance Helpline is a safe, and anonymous if desired, way to report problems or raise questions or concerns.  To access the Helpline, click on Jack or call 888-239-9181