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Will A Nursing School Application Open A Back Door to Georgetown?

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I'm a high school junior and I really want to go to Georgetown -- I plan to apply there this fall. My friend's mother went there years ago and told me that the "back door" to get in is to apply to the nursing school and then once I'm in there, transfer into another major. I really have no interest in nursing so I only want to do this if it's guaranteed to work. Is this common?

The dean of admissions at Georgetown may have been born at night, but he wasn't born last night! So this “back-door" gambit, which may have had some merit when your friend's mother was in high school and when all of Georgetown acceptance rates were far lower than they are today, is likely to bite you hard in the butt if you try it ... and then you'll wish you had a real nurse handy!

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