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Make your college application stand out from the crowd through our College Prep Program. In this five-week program, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes alongside current undergraduate students, learn from renowned Georgetown faculty, and earn college credit. Throughout the program, you’ll also attend College Prep Seminars, where you’ll master test-taking strategies for the SAT and ACT, learn tips to prepare for the college search and admissions process, and develop valuable skills that will help you succeed in college and beyond.

Estimated Tuition:


Includes tuition and housing.


How You'll Benefit

  • Live on campus and experience college life at Georgetown
  • Get a head start on college
  • Set yourself apart from your high school peers
  • Study with students from around the world
  • Prepare for the SAT and ACT test and participate in three diagnostic tests
  • Explore the college search process and learn how to determine if a school is the right fit
  • Work with an assigned Georgetown student mentor

Program Format & Subject Areas

As a student in the College Prep Program, you'll spend your time engaged in a combination of credit courses and College Prep Seminars.

College Credit Courses

You’ll have the opportunity to take up to two credit courses, choosing from a curated list of eligible courses. Credit courses are scheduled each day Monday through Thursday, and meet for two hours per class, for a total of eight hours per week. Your schedule will depend on how many courses you take. Homework could include readings, essays, research papers, group projects, quizzes, midterms, and final exams. You should plan to study and work on assignments daily.

College Prep Seminars

Seminars are scheduled in three blocks:

  • Diagnostic Testing

    You’ll sit for three full-length diagnostic exams, which will take place on the first Monday evening, the second Saturday, and the fourth Saturday of the five-week session.

  • Academic & Test Prep

    This seminar series will begin the second week of the program and convene every Monday and Tuesday. Led by experienced academic professionals, teachers, and test prep instructors, you’ll learn in small groups, where you’ll benefit from personalized attention. At the conclusion of the program, you’ll receive a detailed final report that highlights areas of your progress in different academic subjects, as well as customized suggestions for how to continue studying for the SAT/ACT. You’ll also receive a 150+ page manual, 500+ instructional flashcards, and a collection of official exams, which will offer continued support in the weeks leading up to SAT and ACT test dates. Seminars will provide instruction in four main areas:

    • Test Taking Strategies and Techniques for the SAT and ACT
    • High School Foundations: Review of critical content in Algebra I, Algebra II, and English grammar conventions
    • College Skills: Dedicated classroom focused on analytical reading and essay writing
    • Recitation Blocks: Focused attention and guidance to ensure students are making progress, meeting learning objectives, and staying on top of course material
  • College Search and Beyond Academics

    This seminar series will begin the first Friday of the program, providing instruction in both large- and small-group settings. You will be expected to complete some online pre-arrival assignments prior to starting the program. Seminars will focus on two main areas:

    • College Search: Prepare for the college admissions process, learn how to make informed college choices, and explore majors and careers
    • Beyond Academics: Enhance some of the holistic skills you need for success outside of the classroom, such as time management, goal setting, critical thinking, financial literacy, grit and resilience, and mind-body wellness

Optional Opportunities & Resources Include:

  • University Writing Center

    All College Prep students have access to the University Writing Center, a free service offered by trained Georgetown University students and faculty. Regardless of how little or how much progress you have made on an assignment, the Writing Center can help with all aspects of the writing process and is designed to help you improve your critical thinking, revision, and editing skills. If you already have a draft of your personal statement for college applications, The Writing Center can assist with editing your draft.

  • College Admissions Workshop for Rising Seniors

    If you are a rising senior, two optional college application assistance workshops are available for an additional fee of $295. These sessions will cover the personal statement for the common application (selecting a topic, writing the essay, and receiving a detailed critique and edit of student essays), as well as putting together a resume and practicing for college interviews. These two sessions will each be three hours in length and will not conflict with credit courses or College Prep Seminars.

  • TOEFL and IELTS Prep Workshop for International Students

    This workshop will introduce you to test-taking techniques, strategies, and methods that are central to mastering the TOEFL and IELTS tests. You’ll complete a full-length diagnostic TOEFL and IELTS test, after which you’ll receive an individualized analysis of your results. These two sessions will each be three hours in length and will not conflict with credit courses or College Prep Seminars. These workshops are available for an additional fee of $295. Participants will also be required to purchase the “Longman Preparation Course for the iBT Test,” (ISBN: 978-0133248029).

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