Important Dates

Cub for a Day Visits

Open August 26

Sept. 23 - Dec. 5

Open House

October 19 at 1 p.m.

Application Deadline

December 6

Financial Aid Deadline

Jan. 6, 2020



Process, Dates & Forms

For students who have already begin the admissions process at Visitation, click below to access your application:

Admissions Portal

Teacher and student

Applicants for Grade 9


A completed online application through our Admissions Portal and fee of $50 should be submitted on or before December 6, 2019. A preview of the essay questions is below.

Interview/Cub Visit

An interview is required and is typically done during a student's "Cub for a Day" visit. These begin September 23 and end December 5. A complimentary lunch will be provided. You can schedule your Cub for a Day Visit via the Admissions Portal.

Teacher Recommendation Form

All applicants for Grade 9 must submit the Archdiocese of Washington’s 2019-20 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 13, 2019.


Transcripts from Grade 7 plus grades from the first quarter of Grade 8 should be submitted to our Admissions Office by December 13, 2019. 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 November. 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 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 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


All families may login to their Admissions Portal at 5 p.m. on February 28 to find out their Admissions' status.

Transfer Applicants


The online application and fee should be submitted by March 2, 2020. A preview of the essay questions is in the tab below. As part of the application process, we request one or two scholarly writing samples that give insight into the applicant as a student and the applicant's recent standardized testing.


An interview is required. After February 3, 2020, 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 2020 and continue through April 2020.


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, 2020. 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, 2020. Please submit the Transcript Release Form to your school.

Essay Questions Preview

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.

Important Forms

Visitation Voices

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Sofia '19
Sofia '19
Science Fair Winner
"The classroom environment is an exceedingly collaborative one."
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Charlotte '20
Model United Nations Member
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Kati Krueger
Kati Hylden Kruger '99
Math Department Chair, Salesian Ministry Team Member

"I am absolutely convinced that a large part of my vocation is to help others be who God created them to be, and that means helping them to develop their raw talents into something extraordinary."
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Senam '19

Senam '19
Junior Class President

"Teachers connect class to real-life situations."
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Will Farquhar
History Teacher
"Girls come to class open to new ideas."
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