Tips For The Georgetown University Essay And Application

Georgetown is a special school that draws attention from all around the country for many reasons - its integration of faith into the curriculum and student life, its stellar academics, and also its prime location for international studies - Washington D.C.

There are many reasons to attend Georgetown. Football is not a good one.

There are many reasons to attend Georgetown. Football is not a good one.

The school asks for a two-paragraph statement on your most significant summer experience, a one-page personal statement, and then, a statement on why you've applied to the particular undergraduate school you've selected - the college, the nursing school, the foreign service school, or the business school.

This probably seems like a lot of additional work, but it's not. If you've already done your work for the Common App, you might be practically done before you even begin.

Your long essay for the Common App can be repurposed as your personal statement, and your short essay, if it's not already about a summer experience, can be fleshed out to describe a part of you that will gel nicely with the undergraduate college you're applying to. Make sure to refer to our earlier entry about The Deal when you're writing the department-specific piece. Remember that you ought to be addressing what makes you a desirable candidate, not what makes the school desirable to you, so even if the topic you chose for your short response has little to do with the field you're heading into, remember, it's not always about what you have done, but the way you do things.

We can see that you'll be a great nurse from an essay about your days working at a record store if it tells the reader you're an energetic, caring, and dynamic person. It doesn't have to be about medical care in general.

We can understand what a great businessperson you'll become just by reading about your baseball card collecting if the insight you are able to give is from a marketing standpoint rather than just how much you like cards. Try to think differently, and you might be surprised how much you stand out.

Georgetown's deadline is just around the corner, but don't panic if you haven't started the application yet. It's more than manageable given what you've already done. Head to our QuickFinder page to learn more if you haven't already.

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