Any Way to Check Application Status Online?

<p>Is there any way for me to check the status of my Georgetown app online? I just want to make sure that all the components of my app have been received.</p>

<p>Good question. I would have thought a "verification" notice that appeared immediately after he submitted it would have been sufficient. In my friend's son's case it was not.</p>

<p>I know, this is so frustrating... and nothing about financial aid either</p>

<p>You will receive an email from them if your app is missing a component. They sent me one. My SSR may have gotten lost in the mail so I faxed them another copy.</p>

<p>They need to start moving toward Common App and create a system where we can check like almost every other college :(</p>

<p>I know they're starting to revamp their website (which is practically stuck in the 90s IMO, lol)... <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>But yeah, they need to update their admissions page soo badly. It's not very easy to navigate. And an application that you had to complete in one sitting, you can't even save anything?</p>

<p>Yup this whole 'finish everything in one sitting' business made me make a couple of mistakes when submitting part 1.</p>

<p>anyone not got their interviews yet?
i STILL didn't hear from them..</p>

<p>@ lyl926 It may be getting late for interviews, dunno for sure 'tho. DS had his in early January.</p>

<p>App status: I agree that GU is a little behind the times with their application/status online tools. To their credit they have been very diligent with e-mail communication concerning "missing" components. Son had 2 different issues with his app. 2 emails, problem solved.</p>

<p>but i though interviews were required for GU? i guess even if it's required, it doesn't guarantee i'll actually get one?</p>

<p>My interview is today. I was contacted about ~5 days back.</p>

<p>hey georgetown the mid-90s called they want their application process back</p>

<p>Did anyone email their admissions officer a missing document and not get a receipt email back?</p>

<p>@TheRoad: When the rep from Georgetown was at my HS he actually laid out some of the reasoning behind not accepting the common app. Basically, he said that by recommending 3 SATIIs, requiring an interview, and having a not-painless 1-school-only app, they are trying to limit applicants to only people that REALLY want to go to georgetown. If it's just on a whim, you wouldn't spend this much time/effort trying to apply. I like their reasoning.</p>

<p>@thenatural: Where's CC's "like" button?</p>

<p>opticalplace: my son has called and sent two, three emails. Nothing. When he called, the guy told him to send an email, so he sent another. Still nothing, even when the subject politely asked to confirm receipt. Last December, they also sent him a notice to contact them about setting up an interview even though he already had his interview in November.</p>

<p>I understand the issue that they only want "very interested" applicants, but this uncertainty and not being able to check your status, especially when they don't follow-up, is unnerving and unresponsive.</p>

<p>@gutenstein, that's quite a roundabout answer that doesn't really answer why they won't move because plenty of colleges have limited the number of applicants in a number of different ways. First of all, it's called more supplementary essays and they can still require 3 SATIIs and interviews even if they do common app. I think they just want to be "different" and "unique" and seem prestigious which is what Brown used to do until they realized that it doesn't really work and switched over to Common App.</p>

<p>With all due respect, TheRoad, I feel that you're quite far off from the point. At Yale, I was told this point blank, the CommonApp makes applications rise dramatically (UChicago saw their apps almost double). They attribute it to the "oh why don't I just give school x a shot" idea, which is all fine and dandy, what your considering chances are, if you do that for Yale you're probably not the ideal Bulldog, so you'll be rejected; however, Georgetown, as fantastic of a school it is, does not have as high of statistics and, thus standards, as Yale does, so anyone who actually expresses a strong interest in the school really piques the adcom's interest as well. Brown, on the other hand, wants the Yale reject kids to give it a shot, actually it is famous for that at Yale (another comment an Adcom member made to me at Yale), and I think that for years Brown was getting far too many legacies and URMS (which is not inherently bad, but for a while that was ALL they were pushing for) and not enough brilliant kids, so they steered the adcom in a different direction. </p>

<p>Georgetown fills up their class just fine, and it really is a lot of work writing the Georgetown essays; one would be pressed to use their CommonApp essay for Georgetown simply because the topics are so different and push on such unique topics. And I think that Georgetown really stresses that fact. Also, the work of submitting the Georgetown app is much more difficult than the commonApp, using multiple usernames, appid's, etc. It just takes quite a bit of effort, and that is good for keeping the school's yield moving up, and it lets them look at your application just as they have since they introduced online apps years ago.</p>

<p>Also, since Georgetown puts in such efforts to arrange interviews for virtually all of their applicants, they need to keep the pool reasonably small to ensure that they can do this. Few other schools put as much emphasis on the interview as Georgetown does. Therefore, it behooves them to screen out all of the uninterested applicants anyways before they waste an interviewer's time and space in the DC dump for their discarded app. There are few things colleges like more than genuine interest, and Georgetown is especially remarkable for seeking this in its candidates.</p>

<p>is it normal that i have still not gotten an email from an admission's counselor regarding my application to georgetown? When can i expect to hear back from them?</p>

<p>I spoke with an Admissions Officer on this very topic of the Common App. He said that they get about 19,000 applications now and they do not want anymore. They have thought about it and determined that with 30,000 applications, the selected freshmen class would not be any stronger. Specifically, he said that they spend a lot of time with each application and they simply could not do that with the amount of applications they would get if they joined the Common App. That's what he told me.</p>