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Do I have a chance? Please read

thenightthenight Posts: 4Registered User New Member
edited April 2013 in Georgetown University
Hey guys!
I'm currently a junior in High School and was wondering whether or not I should apply EA for the class of 2018? Or whether or not I have a chance on being accepted.

GPA (projected): 3.55 UW & 4.00 W
SAT: 1900
AP: AP Government and AP Spanish (for fluent speakers)
IB: Economics SL, History of the Americas HL, Spanish for fluent speakers HL, English HL, Biology HL, Philosophy SL (Full IB Diploma candidate)
Location: Public school in VA
Hooks: First generation college-bound student (Salvadorean)

I would really like to get into nursing or do something related to psychology at Georgetown. I know that my GPA is low, but at the beginning of my Sophomore year my grandmother passed away (who basically was my mother) and I came down with depression which lasted several couple of months. My depression became an impediment for my success during Sophomore year, and towards then end of the year I realized that my grandmother would have wanted me to do everything I could possible in order to achieve my goals (which is making my family proud by being the first person to attend college). With that being said I was able to overcome my depression. I also made sure that junior year (this year) was the year I proved myself in terms of GPA, SAT, etc. My junior GPA alone is a 4.64 W and a 3.90 UW (huge upward trend).

I have also been super involved with my community and extracurricular activities. I have been super involved with my youth group, latin american student association, volunteering at the local community center where I read to elementary school children, and tutor non-native English speakers in math and biology. My biggest achievement for this year was a program I started, with the help of my youth group, which aims towards bringing both minority students and their parents together in learning about the college application process through a mentee/mentor process.
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Replies to: Do I have a chance? Please read

  • etg2013etg2013 Posts: 235Registered User Junior Member
    I think you stand a chance. Start looking at what Subject tests you are going to take and retake your SAT or take the ACT and hope for a high score. Your stats are getting there. The actual substance, or worth of your persona is there. Just make sure you can communicate that in your essays.
  • thenightthenight Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Thanks for the info etg2013!
  • TomlTokenTomlToken Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Also, when you get your interview, have some questions prepared beforehand. Make sure your academic resume is neat, and show your interest! Tell the interviewer why you want to go to Georgetown, and if it is your first choice, say so.
  • bosox17bosox17 Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    You can never know with college decisions: Some of my friends and I were waitlisted with 3.95 GPA's and 1500 SATs. So you can never predict these things.
  • HoyaparentHoyaparent Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    As a URM first generation who suffered such a terrible loss, but rallied and proved yourself junior year, I would say you do stand a chance. Without those circumstances, probably not. EA is very difficult at GU. I know many super high scoring students (GPA, SAT)with fabulous ECs, but who had no hook (URM, difficulties, legacy), who did not get into GU either EA or RD.
  • HoyaparentHoyaparent Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Sorry for the misplaced modifier - I meant as a URM, first-generation who suffered such a terrible loss, you stand a chance (I would think). Plus, Georgetown loves those truly abd passionately involved in community service, as you are Good luck to you, you sound like a wonderful young man.
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