Process, Dates & Forms
A completed online application through our Admissions Portal and fee of $50 should be submitted on or before December 1, 2017. A preview of the essay questions is below.
An interview is required and is typically done during a student's "Cub for a Day" visit. These begin September 25 and end December 1. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Reserve your Cub visit date now.
Teacher Recommendation Form
All applicants for Grade 9 must submit the Archdiocese of Washington’s 2018-19 Teacher Recommendation Form to their principal or counselor by November. It must be completed by the applicant’s teachers for each major subject area indicated and mailed by the school to our Admissions Office no later than December 8, 2017.
Transcripts from Grade 7 plus grades from the first quarter of Grade 8 should be submitted to our Admissions Office by December 8, 2017. Applicants must submit this Transcript Release Form to their school’s main office in order to have the transcripts released.
High School Placement Test
Visitation requires the Archdiocese of Washington’s High School Placement Test (HSPT) as its entrance exam. Students attending an Archdiocese of Washington school will receive the high-school choice form and take the HSPT at school in December. If a student marks Visitation as one of her three choices on the HSPT application, her scores will be sent to Visitation automatically. A similar procedure for testing will be in place for students attending any of the Archdiocese of Arlington’s elementary schools.
Students NOT attending an Archdiocese of Washington school should visit ADW.org for registration information. The HSPT registration must be sent directly to the Archdiocese. When submitting HSPT registrations, applicants may ask to take the HSPT at Visitation on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The online application and fee should be submitted by March 1, 2018. A preview of the essay questions is in the tab below.
An interview is required. After January 24, 2018, please call the Admissions Office at 202.337.3350, ext. 2238, to schedule. Transfer students may spend the day with a current student as part of our "Cub for a Day" program. The interview can be conducted during this visit. Visits begin in February 2018 and continue through April 2018.
In addition to the transcript, two faculty recommendations are required. Recommendation forms with a stamped envelope should be submitted to a Math teacher and an English teacher no later than April 2, 2018. Download the form here. Recommendation forms should be mailed to: Office of Admissions, Georgetown Visitation, 1524 Thirty-fifth Street NW, Washington, DC, 20007-2785.
Academic transcripts from a student’s previous year(s) and current year of high school should be submitted no later than April 2, 2018. Please submit the Transcript Release Form to your school.
As part of Georgetown Visitation's online application, students are asked to write an essay (not to exceed 500 words). They may choose one of the following topics:
1. St. Francis de Sales, co-founder of the Visitation Order, said, "The opportunity of doing great things does not come very often, but at every moment, we can do little acts with great love." As members of the Visitation Salesian community we are called to live this advice through the "Little Virtues": patience, simplicity, humility, gentleness, hospitality, and thoughtful concern for others. Using examples from your own life, how do you exemplify one of these Little Virtues?
2. Georgetown Visitation is a vibrant community of people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. How would you benefit from and contribute to such an environment? Consider variables such as your talents, travels, leadership activities, volunteer services, and cultural experiences.
3. Georgetown Visitation has a long tradition of inspiring lifelong learning and lifelong friendships. Where do you think your high school experience will lead you? What role do you think Georgetown Visitation may play in your future experiences? Write an essay imagining your life at 25, enriched by your high school experiences.