Early Assurance Program (EAP)

The Early Assurance Program allows current Georgetown undergraduates to apply early for admission to Georgetown University School of Medicine. 

Georgetown’s Early Assurance Program (EAP) is an opportunity for students who have excelled in their course work and wish to attend Georgetown’s School of Medicine (SOM) to receive assurance of admission at the end of their sophomore year. Georgetown undergraduates interested in participating in the Early Assurance Program must apply through their respective school/college.  Students should contact their respective dean’s office in early January of their sophomore year to make their interest in the program known. 

To be eligible for the EAP, students must be in their fourth semester at Georgetown University and have completed four of the pre-med courses by the end of May (biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, calculus and/or statistics, and physics). Admission is contingent upon satisfactory completion of their junior and senior years. Transfer students are not eligible for the EAP. 

These candidates complete the remaining two years of undergraduate education according to a curriculum approved by the respective school/college pre-medical committee and the Committee on Admissions of the School of Medicine. 

Students accepted into the EAP are not required to take the MCAT for this program, but are advised that if they wish to apply to a medical school other than Georgetown they must take the MCAT. 

Admitted EAP students are expected to maintain the following:

  • Complete undergraduate studies successfully while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.6 (BCPM and overall)
  • Earn above a “C” in every course
  • Do not withdraw from a major course
  • Any changes to the proposal curriculum must pre-approved by the School of Medicine
  • Recommended to continue coursework in upper level sciences

Accepted EAP’s become part of a very select group of Double Hoyas, earning the title of Joseph Sweeney, S.J. Scholars.  Father Sweeney was the School of Medicine Chaplain for 25 years.  Prior to that, he was President of Gonzaga University, Superintendent of D.C. Parochial Schools, and a member of the five person “Corporation” On Georgetown’s Board of Directors who actually “owned” the University. Most importantly, he was also the first modern director of Admissions at Georgetown College, who computerized the system and hired Dean Charlie Deacon. There is none more deserving of a School of Medicine Double Hoya title and accepted EAP’s should use that title with pride. 

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