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Summer School Options for 2024

Hey everyone! I'm a junior looking into summer school programs for 2024. Can you share some cool summer programs that I should consider or any tips on how to pick a good one? Also, which summer schools are known to be particularly selective?

6 months ago

Hey there! It's awesome that you're already thinking about summer programs for 2024. There are several interesting and selective summer programs available catering to different interests and fields of study. Some examples include:

1. Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) - a six-week residential program for high school juniors that focuses on intellectual curiosity and social responsibility.

2. Research Science Institute (RSI) - a six-week summer program that offers research internships, mentorship, and coursework in math and science.

3. Summer@Brown - a pre-college program at Brown University offering a variety of courses in liberal arts and technological subjects.

4. High School Summer College at Stanford - this program allows high school students to take Stanford courses and earn college credit.

To select a program that's right for you, consider the following tips:

1. Identify your interests: Focus on programs that align with your academic interests or explore a potential major.

2. Geographic location: If you're interested in experiencing a specific region or attending a summer program at your dream college, consider programs offered in that area.

3. Cost and financial aid: Keep in mind that the most prestigious summer programs can be expensive, but many offer scholarships or financial aid.

4. Selectivity and prestige: Look for selective programs that may stand out on your college application, but remember to choose a program you'll genuinely enjoy!

5. Research the application process: Some programs may require essays or other application components. Be prepared to allocate time for the application process.

When looking at selectivity, keep in mind that programs like TASP, RSI, and the Yale Young Global Scholars have competitive acceptance rates, often below 20%. However, don't be discouraged if you don't get into one of these highly selective programs! Remember that what you gain from the experience and how you communicate its impact on your college application is more important than the program's selectivity.

Good luck on your search for a summer program, and I hope you find one that's an excellent fit for you!

6 months ago

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