Georgetown Pre-College Summer (GPS)
Navigate your way to success with GPS
A three week program for highly motivated local high school students.
Preparing for the challenges of university life starts now. Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) is proud to offer an uniquely inclusive preparatory program for local students in Qatar who seek a competitive edge in the university application process during their final years of high school. The Georgetown Pre-College Summer (GPS) Program features three weeks of full-time classes taught completely in an English-speaking, coeducational setting. Students will gain valuable experience developing and practicing the academic and personal skills necessary for university-level success. Areas of focus include:
SAT/ACT Preparation — Daily classes delivered through an internationally recognized test-preparation organization provide students with tools proven to increase SAT & ACT scores. The superior test results make GPS participants more competitive university applicants, and the skills taught by expert instructors prepare GPS participants to be more capable university students.
Academic Life — Students experience the demands and the style of university teaching and learning by attending daily classes in:
- English – including writing (especially in preparation for university applications), reading, research, note-taking, and presentation skills
- Math – focusing on applying math to economics and giving emphasis to algebra, pre-calculus and calculus (based on demand)
- International Affairs – GPS provides an intensive introduction to the major fields of study available at GUQ (international history, international economics, international politics, and culture & politics) by way of lectures, seminars, and activities conducted by Georgetown University staff.
The GPS 2017 will occur July 9 - 27 at Georgetown University in Qatar.
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