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College Prep

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: English, math, study skills, intellectual discovery, and SAT preparation. You’ll learn valuable test-taking tips for the SATs, strengthen your algebra and precalculus skills, attend thought-provoking lecture series, 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.

Estimated Tuition:


Includes tuition, housing, and 19 meals per week.

How You'll Benefit

  • Strengthen writing and math skills by working with Georgetown instructors
  • Experience college life at Georgetown
  • Visit colleges and universities in the D.C. area
  • Prepare for the SAT test and participate in two practice SAT tests
  • Gain exposure to a diverse student population
  • Explore the college search process and learn how to determine if a school is the right fit
  • Improve test-taking strategies and study skills

Program Format & Subject Areas

As a student in the College Prep Program, you'll focus on five core subject areas: English, math, study skills, SAT test preparation, 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.

  • English

    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.

  • Study Skills

    Develop the techniques you need to streamline your study habits, improve your aptitude for fact recollection during exams, and learn how to focus on key information during classroom lectures.

  • SAT Prep

    Through comprehensive test preparation classes, you'll gain a personalized academic plan, individualized score reports, and detailed examination essay critiques to set you up for success with the SAT test. 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 in the fall, as our instruction focuses more heavily on the content, format, and scoring structure of the test.

  • Intellectual Discovery

    The LaFarge Lecture Series, designed exclusively for the College Prep Program, offers unparalleled learning opportunities where you can attend 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.

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