How to Apply

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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.

Application Components:

Create an online application (new window) and review all the sections. You may save your application while you work. Once you submit, you would not be able to make further changes.

In 500 words, tell us what your academic interests are and why you think CCT’s learning environment is right for you. Tell us what questions, problems, or research inquiries you would want to explore while 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 program for you at this stage of your life.

Tip: Draw the attention of application reviewers to work, projects, courses, awards, competitions and other activities that are particularly relevant to 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.

Upload copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. If you are a college senior expecting to graduate in the summer before your intended entry date, you may upload your current (in-progress) official transcript.

Follow the Grad School’s How to Apply instructions (new window), in the section on “Transcripts, Translations and Evaluations.”

International Transcripts: Applicants who have attended institutions outside of the United States are strongly encouraged to upload their transcripts in the form of World Education Services (new window)(WES) ICAP evaluations or may utilize other credential evaluation services that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (new window) (NACES). Applicants should upload this evaluation directly to the application. If the evaluation does not include a copy of the transcripts that were evaluated, applicants must upload both the transcripts from the institution and the credential evaluation as one document to the application. 

The online application will ask you to self-report your GPA. Refer to the Grad School’s How to Apply instructions (new window), in the section on “Self-Reported GPA.”

The minimum GPA for CCT applications is 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). 

In under 2 minutes, answer ONE of the following prompts:

  • Describe a career that you think technology will make possible in 10 years’ time. 
  • How would you use technology to solve an existing social problem?
  • Pick one technology that has made an impact in a community you belong to. Tell us how you might re-design it. 

At the start of your video, please say your name and the prompt to which you are responding. There are no restrictions as to style. Your video may be formal, informal, serious, humorous, animated, spoken-to-a-webcam, graphics-filled, interview- or documentary-style. Use the medium to express yourself however you wish.

In the online application, provide the email addresses of your three recommenders. The system will then 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, ask them to address your critical thinking and analytical skills in particular.

GRE scores are required of all applicants unless they have already completed a graduate degree.

During the COVID crisis, GRE exams may be completed online. See GRE General Test At Home.

Plan to take your test no later than one month prior to the application deadline. 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.

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.

Test scores must be received by the application deadline. Plan to take your test six to eight weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL or IELTS scores.

TOEFL

During the COVID crisis, TOEFL tests may be completed online. See TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition (new window). This is available everywhere except Mainland China and Iran. The minimum required score is 100.

For applicants in China, there is the TOEFL ITP Plus (new window). A minimum score of 627 is required for CCT.

Please ask TOEFL to send your official scores directly to Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, using code: 5244.

IELTS

If IELTS test centers are closed in your area, you may take the IELTS Indicator, which can be completed online. Please ask IELTS to send scores to “Georgetown University Graduate Admissions.” The minimum required score is 7.5.

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.

If you submit your application by the January 15 deadline, you may apply for CCT merit-based scholarships, CCT-GNOVIS fellowships and/or CCT-CNDLS fellowships. See Tuition & Scholarships for more information.

Before you submit your online application, you will be prompted to pay the application fee. The fee of $90 is non-refundable and may be paid with Visa or Mastercard.

How to make your application as competitive as possible: