Hey, everyone. I’m currently a rising junior in high school. I have a question about legacy at private schools like Georgetown. My grandmother attended the School of Nursing in the 1950s. Ever since, she’s donated a few hundred bucks.
Just to give you a sense of where I stand academically, I have good grades (4.1+ GPA by the end of Junior year) with plenty of APs, Honors, and high level courses. I have good ECs with personally led clubs and 200+ volunteer hours. As for the SAT, I’ve been workin incredibly hard this summer preparing. After weeks of hard work, I just earned a 1450 on my PSAT two days ago. I’d like to get it to about a 1460.
I’m curious as to what this would do for me in the admissions process? I know that it won’t drastically change anything, especially if my grades didn’t make the cut. However, would it serve as somewhat of a boost to my admissions chances? I am VERY interested in attending Georgetown and it’s been my dream school ever since I was about 7. I’ve visited plenty of times and plan on attending the summer business academy this upcoming summer (if the pandemic permits) on campus.
If anybody has any information on what a recommendation from an alumni (lawyer at a big firm, director of fundraising at the MoMA, and a close friend who’s been with me throughout my high school years every step of the way) would do, i’d greatly appreciate it.
In advance, I appreciate it. Please stay safe and healthy!