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 a university course with 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, prepare for the college search and admissions process, and develop valuable skills that will help you succeed in college and beyond.
This tuition includes housing, up to 19 meals per week, and all program fees.
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How You'll Benefit
Live on campus and experience college life at Georgetown
Get a head start on college
Study with students from around the world
Learn effective test-taking strategies that will prepare you for the SAT and ACT tests and participate in three diagnostic tests to assess your readiness
Explore the college search process, identify schools that fit your needs, and gain insights into the admission process
Complete seminars to improve your college readiness and help you prepare for success on campus
Engage with world-renowned faculty in small, subject-focused classes
Receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the College Prep Program, you’ll take one 3- or 4-credit course and are required to participate in College Prep Seminars.
College Credit Courses
You’ll have the opportunity to take a credit course* 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 of class per week. Homework could include readings, essays, research papers, group projects, quizzes, midterms, and final exams. You should plan to study and work on assignments for 18 hours a week.
*To satisfy visa requirements, international students receiving visa assistance from Georgetown will be enrolled in a second credit course. Please refer to the How to Apply page for additional details.
This seminar series will begin the second week of the program and convene every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 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 Language Skills: Dedicated time 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
This series features weekly small-group seminars led by the Academic Director and the mentor team. The seminars introduce students to important skills, techniques, and approaches for success in the college search—and once they arrive on campus. Each student will complete five seminars from a list of available topics. Topics may include:
College Search: College search basics, finding the right fit, planning your application, writing the application essay, Georgetown admissions
Beyond Academics: Goal setting, the science of studying, resilience, managing stress, thriving on campus, the Georgetown student experience, effective note-taking
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.
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 editing 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.
All in all, I fell in love with the program. I got to meet so many amazing people not only from the D.C. area but all around the country.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
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.
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