How to Apply


CCT applicants follow the procedure required by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please refer to their How to Apply page, Application Requirements Checklist, and Admissions FAQs. Also see CCT Application Deadlines and Application Timelines on the Prospective Students page.

CCT Application Requirements

An application to CCT is complete if it contains the following:

  • Online Application through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Here you will be prompted to pay the application fee and upload the following:
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation
    The online system would provide instructions for your recommenders. Their letters would then be added to your online application.
  • Official university transcripts
    The Graduate School requires official transcripts of ALL work beyond secondary school. You would ask the universities you attended to send official transcripts directly to Graduate Admissions. Once received, these will be attached to your online application. If the universities are outside the U.S., we recommend that they be evaluated and sent to Georgetown from World Education Services (WES) or equivalent credential evaluation services.
    Please note that a transcript is only considered official when it is:
  • submitted to the Graduate School from the institution via secure electronic delivery, such as Scrip-Safe (preferred method). The email address to use is:
  • submitted to the Graduate School in an envelope which is issued by the institution and sealed by your university's Registrar's office (or equivalent office). The address to use is:

Georgetown University
Office of Graduate Admissions
Attn: Application transcripts
Box 571004
3520 Prospect Street, NW
Room CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004

  • GRE and TOEFL test scores (unless exempt)
    You would ask the testing service to send your official scores directly to Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (code: 5244). Once received, these will be added to your application. GRE scores are required of all applicants unless they have already completed a graduate degree. TOEFL/IELTS test scores are required for all applicants unless they have received an undergraduate degree or higher from a school where English was the primary language of instruction.

Additions to the Application

  • You may choose to submit a video statement as a supplement to your Statement of Purpose. The video should be short (3-4 minutes) and uploaded to Box according to the instructions by the application deadline.
  • You may apply for a merit-based CCT scholarship. To do so, complete this form and upload it with your online application by January 15 for entry in the Fall semester. Also check the box on the online application form that says “If offered by my program of interest, I would like to be considered for academic merit-based fellowships, scholarships, or assistantships.”
  • You may apply for a fellowship with gnovis, CCT’s student-run academic journal. To do so, complete the form and upload it with your online application by January 15 for entry in the Fall semester. Note that gnovis requires an additional writing sample.
  • You may apply for a fellowship with CNDLS, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.  To do so, complete the form and upload it with your online application by January 15 for entry in the Fall semester. 

Note: If you are submitting more than one scholarship/fellowship application, you will need to scan both into one document before uploading to the online system.

Tips for Preparing your Application

  • Find out what you can about CCT before you apply. When you put together your application, think about how this unusual interdisciplinary program relates to your own interests, abilities and personal goals.
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words): Why is CCT the program for you? Be thoughtful and specific to help application reviewers picture you thriving in the CCT environment. If your transcripts or test scores are not representative of your ability, say why this is so.
  • Video Statement (optional): Use this to supplement your Statement of Purpose. If you look through your whole application packet and feel that reviewers should also know something else about you, then submit a video statement. That “something else” could be another skill or you might use the video to tell us in a different way why CCT is the place for you.
  • Academic Writing Sample (15-25 pages): This can be on any topic. Select a writing sample that shows you have the ability to handle high-level academic writing and produce original critical analysis.
  • Recommendation letters (3): Select writers who will speak to your academic and critical thinking skills. If you have been away from school for a while, you may include a professional reference.
  • For more, see Frequently Asked Questions.