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Are summer programs worth it for boosting my college application?

Hi there! I've been looking into some summer programs to help strengthen my college application. Do you think attending a summer program would be worth it, or should I focus on other activities? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!

11 months ago

Hi! I think it's great that you're considering ways to strengthen your college application. Summer programs can be a valuable addition to your application, but it really depends on the type of program and whether it aligns with your interests and goals. My own child attended a summer program focused on their major, and it helped them not only academically but also in demonstrating their commitment to the field. If you find a program that you're passionate about and can help you develop new skills or knowledge, it can definitely be worth it. However, if you're only doing it for the sake of boosting your application, it might not be as beneficial. Instead, consider spending your summer on other activities that truly interest you, like volunteering, internships, or part-time jobs. Colleges are interested in seeing genuine passion and dedication, so focus on what makes you excited and can showcase your abilities. Good luck in your decision-making process!

11 months ago

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