First Year Application | Office of Undergraduate Admissions

We look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process. Please visit the General Information page for first-year applicants to learn more about the Georgetown application process. For important information about the 2022 application process, we recommend you to review the Information for Applicants document.

Georgetown Application Submission

Step One – Complete and submit the Georgetown Application. Filling out this form should only take you ten to fifteen minutes. This form creates your official admissions file and allows us to track and connect any documents or standardized testing sent in support of your application. Submission of the Georgetown Application also initiates the alumni interview, which are conducted between September and February for first year applicants.

Within 24 hours of submitting the Georgetown Application, you will receive an email with instructions on how to create your application account, so you can

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Application (JavaFX 8)

Application class from which JavaFX applications extend.


The entry point for JavaFX applications is the Application class. The
JavaFX runtime does the following, in order, whenever an application is

  1. Constructs an instance of the specified Application class
  2. Calls the init() method
  3. Calls the start(javafx.stage.Stage) method
  4. Waits for the application to finish, which happens when either of
    the following occur:
    • the application calls Platform.exit()
    • the last window has been closed and the implicitExit
      attribute on Platform is true
  5. Calls the stop() method

Note that the start method is abstract and must be overridden.
The init and stop methods have concrete implementations
that do nothing.

Calling Platform.exit() is the preferred way to explicitly terminate
a JavaFX Application. Directly calling System.exit(int) is
an acceptable alternative, but doesn’t allow the Application stop()
method to run.

A JavaFX Application should not

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Sample Cover Letter for a Job Application

What’s the best way to write a letter to apply for a job? Your letter should detail your specific qualifications for the position and the skills you would bring to the employer. Your job application letter is an opportunity to highlight your most relevant qualifications and experiences. An effective cover letter will enhance your application and increase your chances of landing an interview.

Unless an employer specifically requests a job application letter sent by postal mail, today most cover letters are sent by email or attached as a file in an online application tracking system.

What is an Application Letter?

A letter of application, also known as a cover letter, is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information about your skills and experience to an employer. The letter of application is intended to provide detailed information on why you are are a qualified candidate for the

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Applying for Benefits – Veterans Benefits Administration

Before leaving military service – pre-discharge claims

If you are a member of the armed forces serving on either active duty or full-time National Guard duty, you should apply through the VA Pre-discharge claim program before leaving service.

Veteran Readiness and Employment benefits for service members and Veterans

The best way to file for Veteran Readiness and Employment services is to apply online at va.gov/careers-employment. To submit a paper application, download and complete a VA Form 28-1900, “Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation” and mail it to your local regional office. You may also go to your local regional office and turn in your application for processing.

Education is Fundamental to Development and Growth

Earlier this month, I was invited to be a keynote speaker on the theme of “Education for Economic Success” at the Education World Forum, which brought education ministers and leaders from over 75 countries together in London.

Education is fundamental to development and growth. The human mind makes possible all development achievements, from health advances and agricultural innovations to efficient public administration and private sector growth. For countries to reap these benefits fully, they need to unleash the potential of the human mind. And there is no better tool for doing so than education.

Twenty years ago, government officials and development partners met to affirm the importance of education in development—on economic development and broadly on improving people’s lives—and together declared Education for All as a goal. While enrolments have risen in promising fashion around the world, learning levels have remained disappointingly and many remain left behind. Because growth, development,

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Ten things about computer use in schools that you don’t want to hear (but I’ll say them anyway)

I don't want to hear thisAt an event last year in Uruguay for policymakers from around the world, a few experts who have worked in the field of technology use in education for a long time commented that there was, in their opinion and in contrast to their experiences even a few years ago, a surprising amount of consensus among the people gathered together on what was really important, what wasn’t, and on ways to proceed (and not to proceed).  Over the past two years, I have increasingly made the same comment to myself when involved in similar discussions in other parts of the world.  At one level, this has been a welcome development.  People who work with the use of ICTs in education tend to be a highly connected bunch, and the diffusion of better (cheaper, faster) connectivity has helped to ensure that ‘good practices and ideas’ are shared with greater velocity than perhaps

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Utility of the Future Program

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for water and sanitation— “to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”— is a lofty goal. Worldwide, 2.4 billion people remain without access to improved sanitation and nearly 0.7 billion remain without access to improved drinking water sources. Those who have access to water supply and/or sanitation (WSS) services often must cope with intermittent water supply, sewerage system overflows, and poor customer service.

Poor service delivery frequently stems from a vicious cycle of dysfunctional political environments and inefficiencies in water and sanitation utilities. Global forces—including climate change, water scarcity, abrupt changes in the environment (COVID-19), population growth, migrations, and rapid urbanization—exacerbate these challenges and threaten the provision of high-quality and sustainable WSS services, jeopardizing the possibility of providing “water and sanitation for all.” 

Therefore, water and sanitation utilities require a new strategic management approach to provide WSS quality services that ensure

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A Guidance Note and Assessment Tool

Many countries offer a myriad of social benefits and services to meet the diverse needs of their populations. Examples of social programs include cash transfers (conditional or unconditional) or in-kind benefits, social services for children, youth, parents, or the elderly; as well as labor and activation programs.

Although these programs may seem quite different, they usually pass through common phases along the delivery chain, including:

  • determining potential eligibility, via outreach; application and registration; assessment of needs and conditions;
  • taking decisions on enrollment and the benefits or service package; and
  • carrying out the implementation cycle of transactions (payments or service provision) and active case management (including counseling, conditionalities monitoring, accompanying measures, grievance redress).

Social Registries support the first phase of this delivery chain. They are information systems that support outreach, application, registration, and determination of potential eligibility for one or more social programs.

They have both a social policy role, as

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Community Connections Program

Measuring and evaluating programs is an integral part of nonprofits ability to deliver quality interventions but nonprofits often lack for support in this area. The Community Connections Program is engaged in a variety of ways to meet this demand. Our Measure4Change program, described below, provides funding, training, and a community of practice. We also support evaluation efforts in other ways, including grants and pro bono assistance of World Bank Group staff. Many of these efforts have been for education nonprofits in Washington, D.C. and we have compiled a series of briefs summarizing the results of some of this evaluation work.


Nonprofits recognize the importance of measuring their program effectiveness, but their abilities vary widely, and resources for improvement are scarce. With Measure4Change, we join the Urban Institute to fill this long-standing gap between what nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region want and what they can do.

This program

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