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Chance me: Georgetown EA

jgross128jgross128 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited November 2019 in Georgetown University

SAT I (breakdown): Didn't take

ACT (breakdown): 35 E, 35 M, 34 R, 35 S; 35 Total

SAT II: 750 Math II

GPA (out of 4.0): We don't do GPA, my average is 96.17/100

Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Don't rank, but probably top 5-10%

AP (place score in parenthesis): World (4), Micro (5), Spanish Lang (5), English Lang (5), US History (4)

Senior Year Course Load:
AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):
AP Scholar with Distinction, National History Day County Finalist, Winner at my school's National History Day competition, Gold President's Volunteer Service Award, PVS Swim Association Scholar-Athlete, National Honor Society, National Seal of Biliteracy, First team All-League (Swimming) honors


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): UNICEF Club (Secretary), Elementary School tutor at an organization at my school, Ambassador and tour guide for my school, Senior Peer Mentor at my school (mentoring underclassmen), NHS Scholarship and Character Committee member, Head Student Race Coordinator for a widescale 5K event at my school for kids with special needs, Ran a shoe drive at my community pool over the past 2 summers, Varsity Swimming (2x Captain, 4x School Records, 1x MVP, All-League Honors), Competitive Swimmer on the National Team for my club swimming team (10x practices a week; 4 of which are before school)

Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard at my community pool for the past 3 summers, Swim coach at my community pool for the past 2 summers (Additionally, I do private lessons and babysit the kids that I coach; I also swim for the team and hold 3 team records and 1 county record)

Volunteer/Community service: I do some general service projects at school or during the weekend with friends, nothing crazy aside from my Gold President's Volunteer Service Award for 100+ hours of community service

Summer Activities: I practice 10x a week in the summer, Coach 5x a week, Lifeguard approx. 3x a week, Compete for my local team 1-2x a week, Compete for the National team 1-2x a month, Give private lessons/babysit approx 3-5 times a week.

Essays (rating 1-10, details):

Special Talents/Skills: 9/10- Wrote about how my talent is asking questions and how it's helped me in school/life. It's pretty creative and it is very candid.

Significant Activity: 8/10- Wrote about giving a lesson to a kid who almost drowned days before. I spoke about how it's my responsibility as a leader and a good swimmer to help kids stay safe. Pretty good, but I could've spent some more time on it

General Essay: 9.5/10- Wrote about the TV show "Survivor" and how it's a metaphor for life, specifically my life. It's very creative and demonstrates my writing abilities

Why Georgetown/Education Essay: 9.5/10- Best essay I wrote. Talked about how involvement, specifically in elections, is really important and provided an anecdote to support it. Then I talked about Georgetown and citied specific classes/professors/clubs. I ended with a powerful conclusion that gave my counselor goosebumps.

Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

Teacher Rec #1: AP Micro/Macro and Advisor: 9/10: She knows me well and loves me. Her son also swims competitively, so we bond over that. She's an Econ teacher so her writing might not be the best, but I know she wrote some powerful stuff.

Teacher Rec #2: APUSH Teacher: 8.5/10: We are friendly and talk a lot (especially during lunch), but he's a really popular guy so he has to write around 60-70 letters. He can write really well, but I don't know how personalized the letter will be.

Counselor Rec: 8.5/10: She went on maternity leave in September so she only has known me for 5ish months. However, we developed a tight bond, but it could've been better if we interacted more in September and October.

Additional Rec: 9/10: Can't really say who it's from, but it's from an individual who has watched me grow up and is fond of me. She works in the government which will really help me, considering my major kinda related to government.

Interview: 10/10: Turns out her kids went to the same middle school that I did, so we instantly bonded off of that. She was very impressed by my resume, classes, and ambitions and was very eager to write her letter to Georgetown. Quite possibly the best interview I've ever done


Applied for Financial Aid?: No
Intended Major: Political Economy
State (if domestic applicant): Maryland
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Private
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: Wealthy
Hooks (URM, first-generation college, etc.):

Georgetown has been my #1 since 8th grade. I am in love with the campus and environment and hope that I can attend here next year!
edited November 2019
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  • collegeswoohoocollegeswoohoo 13 replies1 threads New Member
    you have awesome stats and I would say you have a good chance (even though, like everyone loves to remind people on here, Georgetown is a reach for even the best and the brightest like you). you also just seem like a super cool person in general!!

    quick question, the Special Talents little portion was optional right? because I didn't do it lol
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