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Chances at Georgetown?

geckogeekgeckogeek 13 replies7 threads Junior Member
I have a 3.85 at a very competitive private school, 34 ACT, strong ECs and my college counselor is telling me not to even bother applying to Georgetown if I don't have a 4.0. Agree?
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  • LZHopeLZHope 68 replies17 threads Junior Member
    I would say being a student at a "very competitive private school" would actually make your chances more difficult, not to sound rude.

    No offense to your counselor, but they are absolutely wrong. I have heard of someone with a 3.8 GPA who got into Yale, though they had excellent ECs.

    What are your extracurriculars?
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  • MWolfMWolf 2994 replies14 threads Senior Member
    I think that your counselor is wrong and may simply be trying to keep the percentages of successes up, by making sure that only the ones who are really

    With a 3.85 GPA with a rigorous course set at a competitive high school, you are competitive for Georgetown.

    Is this you high school's GC, or a private college counselor?
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  • geckogeekgeckogeek 13 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Mostly community service, soccer, tennis, Model UN, voter registration and an internship where I produced a get out the vote video.
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  • geckogeekgeckogeek 13 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I've sensed that too about my HS counselor. My school is very proud of its placement record.
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  • somewhere2022somewhere2022 39 replies1 threads Junior Member
    3.85 is not a bad GPA, 34 ACT is totally within Georgetown range, and your extracurriculars seem good and give a sense of why you might do well at Georgetown. I would definitely 'bother' applying; you have a real chance
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  • geckogeekgeckogeek 13 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Thanks!
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  • TenTsewang4TenTsewang4 68 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Don't listen to your counselor and apply anywhere you want. I recently transferred to Georgetown, had a terrible high school GPA and dropped out of my first college. I bounced back fortunately, by getting good grades and leadership positions. Just make sure to nail the alumni interview and really do your research on the school. My essays were a large part of why I got in because i named specific things and qualities of georgetown that are unmatched anywhere else.
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