General Program Information
- Application Opens: December 15, 2016
- Application Closes: April 30th, 2017
- Applicants Notified of Decision: May 14th, 2017
- English & Math Placement Exams: mid May/early June 2017
- Admitted students take English and Math placement exams. These placement exams do not affect the students' final grade reports but help the GPS organizers place students in the English & Math classes that best suit the students' ability.
- Student Orientation: July 8th, 2017
- GPS Program: July 9th - 27th, 2017
- English -- focus on developing the kind of writing techniques and habits necessary for university success. Students will also polish their reading, speaking and note-taking skills.
- Math -- review foundational skills and important concepts from algebra and possibly calculus (depending on students’ prior abilities).
- SAT/ACT Prep -- taught by experienced SAT/ACT instructors, develop students’ test-taking skills and familiarity with the exams. Students will take four complete SAT or ACT tests during GPS.
- Mini Seminar -- provides an intensive introduction to the major fields of study available at Georgetown Qatar (international history, international economics, international politics, and culture & politics) by way of lectures, seminars, and activities.
The QR 3,700 tuition fee covers the cost of attending GPS, including the Score Plus SAT/ACT course, daily lunches, required textbooks, and a welcome pack of Georgetown merchandise. Students should have no other required costs.
The GPS program is taught by Georgetown Qatar highly qualified instructors.
Throughout the program our instructors, staff and peer tutors (current GU-Q students) are available to provide academic, social, and personal support to the GPS Program students. Instructors have office hours, during which they are available to meet with students who may want to follow up on a class discussion or go through material that is not clear to them.
Peer tutors are Georgetown Qatar students who serve as teaching assistants and guides for the GPS Program; they serve as mentors and provide both academic and social support to the GPS students.
In order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program to the students’ maximum benefit, consistent attendance and punctuality are mandatory every day. Absences, tardiness, and inappropriate behavior will affect students’ standing in the program; repeated violations could result in the withholding of the GPS 2017 Certificate and Grade Report or in dismissal from GPS.
Students will be permitted two (2) absences from the program. If there is a third (3) absence, the student will be asked to leave the program.
If a student is absent due to illness or other reasons for more than two days, he/she will be asked to withdraw from the program, since successful completion of GPS will not be possible due to the amount of time missed.
Unless otherwise noted, all program activities are held at Georgetown University in Qatar, located in Education City.
In the past the program has taken field trips to locations across Doha, such as Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Islamic Art. Students and parents will be notified during the program if a field trip is scheduled.