Essay Emphasis

<p>Hey!</p>

<p>Do you know how much emphasis Georgetown places on essays? Or do they focus on mostly grades and test scores?</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>My grades and test scores were quite unimpressive -- far below many who got deferred -- but I made it in EA. I believe the sole reasons were my essays and recommendations.</p>

<p>My grades and test scores are definitely unimpressive, so I'm really just counting on my essays.
Thanks!</p>

<p>if you don't mind me asking, what ere your scores/grades and what school did you apply to?</p>

<p>When I say unimpressive, I mean unimpressive, haha. Georgetown's my reach school, but here are the stats:
ACT: 23
GPA: 3.9 as of last year. It's probably lower now :/
I'm applying to the School of Nursing and Health Studies.</p>

<p>oh sorry i should have specified, that question was @serenen. </p>

<p>buy ya a 23 is low, however a 3.9, especially for NHS is pretty good, assuming we're talking 4.0 scale</p>

<p>2150 SAT -- 700 CR, 600 M. 710 USH, 600 Latin
3.7 unweighted GPA, 3.9 weighted
I applied to the College -- FLL in particular.</p>

<p>My essays were spectacular -- I'm not trying to sound pompous, but I truly am very proud of them. And my recommendations illuminated my commitment/deep interest in learning languages, which I think justified my horrendous SAT subject score.</p>

<p>If you have drive and dedication, and conveyed that properly through your essays, that will make up for bad scores. They care about the whole package, not the numbers.</p>

<p>23 is very low. If no one else is going to say it, I'm just going to be honest and let you know that Georgetown is a long shot even if your essays and recs are stellar. I'm not trying to put you down, but you also need to be realistic because a majority of admitted Georgetown students have ACT scores between 29 and 32 or way higher. But best of luck to you!</p>

<p>I'm aware. As I said before, Georgetown's a reach/maybe school. I'm not really expecting anything. Thanks for your input!</p>