Make your college application stand out from the crowd through our College Prep program. Our three-week program prepares you with the tools you need to gain a competitive edge and get a head start on college.
Our program concentrates on five main areas: SAT/ACT preparation, English, math or introduction to logic, study skills, and intellectual discovery. You’ll learn valuable test-taking tips for the SAT and ACT, choose between strengthening your algebra and precalculus skills or taking an introduction to logic course, and work closely with instructors to craft a personal statement for college applications. Throughout the program, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage with admissions advisors through workshops and college tours in the D.C. area.
Prepare for the SAT and ACT test and participate in two practice tests
Improve test-taking strategies and study skills
Strengthen writing and math or logical thinking skills by working with Georgetown instructors
Experience college life at Georgetown
Gain exposure to a diverse student population
Visit colleges and universities in the D.C. area
Explore the college search process and learn how to determine if a school is the right fit
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the College Prep Program, you'll focus on five core subject areas: SAT/ACT test prep, English, math or introduction to logic, study skills, and intellectual discovery. For each area of study, you'll work one-on-one with your instructors, who will provide constructive feedback throughout the program to evaluate your progress and help you improve your skills. You'll also gain an introduction to the college search process, including guidance on how to find the right school and how to master the application process.
Through comprehensive test preparation classes, you'll gain a personalized academic plan, individualized score reports, focused time to concentrate on math and verbal sections, and detailed examination essay critiques to set you up for success with the SAT and ACT tests. At the end of the program, you'll be able to take home tools you can use to continue your test preparation efforts. We recommend that College Prep students take the SAT and/or ACT in the fall, as our instruction focuses more heavily on the content, format, and scoring structure of the tests.
Working directly with Georgetown English instructors, you'll strengthen your writing capabilities while improving both your style and technique. You'll come out of the program with a compelling personal essay that you can use for your college applications.
Math: Our math instructors provide focused attention to not only prepare you for the challenges of college-level math, but also help you significantly advance your algebra and pre-calculus skills.
Introduction to Logic: We can consider logic simply, as the principles of reasoning. In this course we will examine logic as a tool to orient our-selves within, and navigate through, the world around us. Logic is multidisciplinary and carries value throughout many walks of life. Together, we will explore the fundamental principles of logic and the ways in which they show up in our own lives. Through journaling, small group discussion, and shared readings, students will discern their own deeper sense of self and develop their capacity for critical thinking and resilience to prepare them for success within higher education.
The LaFarge Lecture Series provides you with the opportunity to attend two engaging undergraduate seminars conducted by some of Georgetown's most distinguished faculty and scholars. Covering a wide range of topics, from Shakespeare to international relations, these lectures are designed to increase your awareness of contemporary moral issues, heighten your cultural appreciation for art and literature, and expand your worldview.
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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