Frequently Asked Questions
Opportunities After CCT
CCT’s CIP code is 09.0702, which is STEM eligible. Students wishing to apply for this extension must first successfully complete the regular 12-month OPT period following completion of the program, then follow guidance from Georgetown’s Office of Global Services on the STEM OPT Extension to apply for the additional 24 months of work authorization.
Yes, some do. Roughly 15-20 percent of each graduating class pursues a Ph.D. Many students have found that their exposure to multiple research methods and opportunity to learn from supportive faculty while at CCT boosted their analytical and academic skills, giving them a strong foundation for doctoral research.
You do not need to take any preparatory courses before applying to CCT. We do not require that CCT students be technologists or aspire to be technologists. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and build their individualized curriculum based on their own interests, abilities and personal goals.
Incoming students may transfer a maximum of 9 credits from another institution towards their CCT degree requirements. Not all courses are eligible, however. In reviewing transfer requests, Sarah Twose, CCT's Director of Academic Programs would need detailed information, such as transcripts and course syllabi.
Application and Admissions Process
No. In fact, CCT students are not expected to stick to one course cluster throughout their program. We have listed our courses in clusters only as a thematic arrangement. Since this is an interdisciplinary program, CCT students usually select courses across cluster groupings as they build their individualized curriculum.
Yes, although full-time admission is strongly encouraged. Part-time students take two classes per semester and have three years to complete the program. CCT classes meet once a week, most in the afternoons and evenings.
Official foreign transcripts should be accompanied by a notarized translation into English. The official notarized translation should be submitted to the Graduate School in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal by the notary. For transcripts from universities outside the U.S, we prefer that they be evaluated and sent to Georgetown from World Education Services (WES) or equivalent credential evaluation services.
This would not be considered an official transcript. Please note that a transcript is only considered official when it is:
- submitted to the Graduate School from the institution via a secure electronic delivery, such as Scrip-Safe (preferred method) OR
- 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:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Attn: Application transcripts
3520 Prospect Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057-1004
If it is a few pages over 25, please go ahead and upload it. If it is much longer, please check with Ai-Hui Tan, Director of Admissions and Communications.
You may submit two writing samples if they are each under 15 pages. If you have other concerns, please check with Ai-Hui Tan, Director of Admissions and Communications.
No. The review committee will need to see a sample of only your writing. Bear in mind that the purpose of the writing sample is to show how well you handle high-level academic writing and produce original critical analysis.
You may submit an assignment that was done in college, as well as a more recent piece written in a professional context. If you have further questions, please check with Ai-Hui Tan, Director of Admissions and Communications.
Yes, provided your employer can speak to your analytical and critical thinking skills. Please ensure that at least one of the three recommenders is familiar with your academic abilities.
If you have written blog posts, produced videos, or have some other kind of creative product, you may list these urls in your resume and explain what your role was in this work. If you have further questions, please check with Ai-Hui Tan, Director of Admissions and Communications.
Georgetown University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences does not make individual program acceptance rates public.
No. However you might wish to consider submitting a video statement. This is optional but will give you an additional medium to express your interest in CCT.
The application itself can only be submitted via the online system used by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Only transcripts that cannot be sent electronically from your university may be mailed, provided they are in envelopes sealed by your university registrar. Please see How to Apply for the mailing address.
Please refer to Tips & Timelines.
There is no minimum score required for the GRE. The minimum GPA is 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 100. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 7.5.
You can find these and other statistics on our Class Profile page.
Yes. You will need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if you do not have a Bachelor’s or higher degree from a school where English was the primary language of instruction.
Yes. Unless you have already completed a graduate degree, you will need to provide GRE test scores.
Yes. Please note that these are very competitive so we recommend applying to as many grants and scholarships as you are eligible for to increase your chances of receiving funding. See Tuition & Scholarships.
No. Since these are merit-based awards, we consider all applications at the same time in order to select the most deserving candidates. Once funds are awarded to the successful scholars and fellows, we have no more funding to offer for that academic year.
No. Unfortunately, CCT scholarships and fellowships are only available to incoming students. However there may be other financial awards that you could apply for. See Tuition and Scholarships.
Yes. Most full-time CCT students are employed on a part-time basis. CCT students not only have access to the rich and varied Georgetown University student jobs database but also receive a weekly list of job and internship opportunities especially suited to CCTers. There are also part-time CCT students who work full-time. For some, their employers are supporting their studies, such as Georgetown University employees using Tuition Assistance benefits.