Admitted Students

Planning Your First Steps

Planning Your First Steps

See the University’s COVID-19 Resource Center (new window) and COVID-19 Messages to Students (new window)

Making financial plans? These links may help:

Need housing? 

All graduate students at Georgetown live off-campus. The Office of Off-Campus Housing (new window) provides apartment listings and helpful resources (new window), including Neighborhoods to Consider, and Tenant Information.  For information about free University shuttles, public transport, bikes, and parking, see Transportation (new window).

Planning your move dates? Here are the mandatory orientations to note:

  • Immigration Session (mandatory if you have a student visa), Tuesday January 11, morning. Time and location tbd.
  • CCT Orientation, Tuesday January 11, afternoon. Time and location tbd.

Interested in an on-campus job? 

Once you have your student log-in, you would be able to search for jobs listed on the Student Employment (new window) website. Departments and research units across campus advertise here. International students must first read work authorization instructions. (new window)

Want to talk to someone who’s made all these decisions before? 

Email CCTAdmissions@georgetown.edu to be matched with a CCT buddy.

To see how Georgetown handles snow days and other emergencies, see Safety and Emergency Preparedness. (new window)

Ready to enroll? 

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Building Your Curriculum

Building Your Curriculum

It takes 36 credits to complete the CCT degree (new window). The 2 required courses make up 6 credits. It’s up to you to choose electives to fulfill the remaining credits. You may also write a thesis. See past theses (new window).

Electives may be:

See Academics (new window) or contact Ai-Hui Tan (new window), CCT’s Director of Academic Affairs. All incoming students will be asked to choose a faculty advisor before the program begins.

Graduate classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours. Elective classes are seminar-style with about 10-16 students. Mandatory classes have 60-70 students at the lecture and 10-16 in recitations (tutorial groups) led by a Teaching Assistant. See what a week in the life of a CCTer (new window) could look like.

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Expanding Skills and Interests

Expanding Skills and Interests

CCTers regularly challenge themselves to add to their skill sets. See Non-Credit Options (new window) for information about free language courses, teaching apprenticeships, and media and technology classes.

Students organize their own skills workshops called Car Barn Academy (new window) and showcase creative projects during the annual Media Fest (new window). They use facilities like the CCT Technology Design Studio as well as Maker Hub (new window) at Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. Read one student’s story (new window) of going from being a non-coder to winning at the Vatican VHacks competition.

Interested in getting published? CCT students run a peer-reviewed academic journal called Gnovis (new window). See Projects (new window) for more student initiatives.

CCTers may also join Georgetown University groups such as Georgetown Entrepreneurship (new window) (for innovators and start-ups) and GUWeCode (for women coders, novices, and pros alike).

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Shaping Your Professional Identity

Shaping Your Professional Identity

As they explore new skills and interests, CCTers are well aware of how these add to the unique combination that makes up their professional identities. Through networking and engagement with scholars and industry contacts, students practice talking about their passions in ways that resonate with future employers.

Read about CCT aptitudes, alumni jobs, and resources for career preparation in Careers (new window). Students create their own networking opportunities by organizing company visits during Tech Tours (new window).

See how CCTers describe their learning experiences in Internship Spotlight (new window)Alumni Spotlight (new window)Student Profiles (new window), and Alumni Profiles (new window).

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Growing Your Support Networks

Growing Your Support Networks

Because CCTers are different from each other in terms of academic backgrounds and career goals, they tend not to compete and are instead happy to share leads and help each other learn. To CCTers, the person who doesn’t know what they know is probably the same person who can teach them something cool.

Besides working together on student projects (new window), CCTers connect with alumni through the CCT Network on LinkedIn, Hoya Gateway (new window) (for Georgetown University alumni), and events that bring grads back to the Hilltop, such as our Meet CCT Alumni sessions, where alums give current students tips on post-CCT life.

Students are also active participants in Graduate School Government, or GradGov (new window). With GradGov, CCTers have plentiful opportunities to meet and work with other Georgetown grad students.

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Orientation Day

Orientation Day

CCT Orientation will take place just before classes begin. More information will be provided over email.

Orientation is the best time to meet the people who will be a big part of your grad student life. Materials are provided below to help you navigate your new environment.

Bookmark these links. You will refer to them a lot:

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