CCT accepts applications for the Fall and Spring semesters according to these deadlines:

January 15: Priority Fall Deadline

Apply for Fall admission and CCT scholarships/fellowships. Fall term starts late August.

April 1: Regular Fall Deadline 

Apply for Fall admission (no CCT funding). Fall term starts late August.

October 1: Regular Spring Deadline

Apply for Spring admission (no CCT funding). Spring term starts mid-January.

Applications take some planning to put together. See Tips & Timelines.

How to Apply:

Click on the links for additional information.

1. Complete an Apply Yourself online application.

a. Provide email addresses of three recommenders.

b. Upload these documents:

c. Pay the application fee.

2. Make arrangements for these documents to be sent to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:

a. University transcripts

b. GRE test scores

c. TOEFL/IELTS test scores

3. Create and submit a video statement (optional) to supplement your application.

Additional information about Application Components:

Apply Yourself Online Application:

Since CCT is part of the Graduate School, your CCT application will be processed through the Graduate Admissions office.

Tip: You may start an online application, save your information, and continue later. Once you click “Submit,” your application will be considered complete and you would not be able to add further information. When you re-enter the Apply Yourself system, you will see a status update on outstanding items, such as transcripts. Please allow the Grad Admissions office 2 weeks to process documents sent to their office.

When you provide the email addresses of your three recommenders, the online system will contact them with instructions on how to upload their letters. Once received, these letters will be added to your CCT application.

Tip: Select recommenders who are able to speak to your past academic performance, your interest in CCT topics, and your suitability for a self-directed graduate program. If your recommender is an employer, it would help if he/she addressed your critical thinking and analytical skills in particular.

Within 500 words, tell us how you see yourself and why you think you would benefit from the learning environment at CCT.

Tip: Write this Statement of Purpose after finding out as much as you can about CCT and after reviewing the rest of your application. Use this essay to draw attention to the parts of your record that speak to why CCT is the right program for you at this stage of your life. You may also wish to tell us what questions, problems or research inquiries you would want to explore while at CCT.

Provide a 15-25 page essay that was entirely written by you. This could be an undergraduate paper, an excerpt of a longer thesis, or a combination of two shorter essays. Application reviewers will want to see evidence of original analytical thinking, clarity of expression and proficiency with academic style. There is no restriction on the subject matter of the essay. If you have been out of college for some years, you may submit an undergraduate essay plus a more recent example of professional writing.

Tip: If you are submitting excerpts of a longer paper, add a brief description at the top to explain your choice of excerpts.

The online system will prompt you to download a form to declare if you wish to apply for CCT scholarships and fellowships. The Supplementary Form includes application forms for Merit-based Scholarships, gnovis Fellowships, and CNDLS Fellowships. Upload the form with your applications, if any, to the online system. See Tuition & Scholarships for details. Funding applications are only accepted by the January 15 deadline for Fall entry.

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 the transcripts 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

Tip: Since this step requires your university and/or an evaluation service to respond by the application deadline, start contacting these offices as soon as possible. Note that many offices go on an extended break in December. Also, see Frequently Asked Questions for minimum GPAs.

GRE scores are required of all applicants unless they have already completed a graduate degree. You would ask the testing service to send your official scores directly to Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (code: 5244). Please do not upload your copy of a score report to the online system.

Tip: See Class Profile for average scores achieved by current CCT students. CCT does not require minimum GRE scores.

TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required of all applicants unless they have received an undergraduate degree or higher from a school where English was the primary language of instruction. You would ask the testing service to send your official scores directly to Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (code: 5244). Please do not upload your copy of a score report to the online system.

Tip: CCT is a particularly verbal environment so application reviewers will want to know if you are ready for fast-paced and complex discussions. Submit your best language test scores with this in mind. See Frequently Asked Questions for minimum test scores and Class Profile for average scores achieved by current CCT students.

You may choose to submit a video statement as a supplement to your CCT application. The video should be no longer than 4 minutes long and uploaded to Box according to these instructions by the application deadline. There are no restrictions as to the content or style of the video.

Tip: Read through your CCT application, then use the video statement to tell application reviewers something additional about you and what you would like to achieve in the CCT Program. Successful videos in the past have been formal, informal, witty, animated, spoken-to-a-webcam, graphics-filled, interview- and documentary-style. Use the medium to express yourself however you wish.

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions.