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Should I stay or should I go?
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So this summer I am supposed to take part in this program around Uncovering Hispanic History and if I pass the program, I get college credit to any university in my home state but I don't plan to stay in my home state for college. In addition, I was supposed to enter the program last year focused on African American History (the reason I applied for the program last year) but it was canceled due to COVID.

Now, this morning I get the news that I got accepted into the Dartmouth Bound Program, at an Ivy League, basically helping me understand the college process and how to create better essays but it is only for three days.

My question is should I stay in the program around Hispanic History or go to the Dartmouth program? Which one might look stronger on my college application?

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@Sabystt12344 months ago

Like the clash reference :D (sorry I couldn’t answer the question, I don’t know enough for this ..)

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4 months ago

Hello, congratulation in getting into the Dartmouth program! That would look great in your application. I got accepted into 4 summer programs, and I just got accepted into another one yesterday! Although, it is not really a summer program but if I do complete the program I am guarantee admission into that school. The reason I am telling you this is because I am doing all of them because luckily they do not overlap. However, with the Hispanic History program, if you are not planning to apply to any university in your home state then the credits would go to waste. So, I would say to not do the Hispanic History unless you want to. At the end of the day, it is up to you if you want to do it. It sounds like a great program as well and if you think you might enjoy it then do it! Hope this helps! Congrats once again!

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4 months ago

I think you should go to the Dartmouth program because then you can have a better understanding of the college process and essay writing then by the time you're applying to schools your essay will be stronger and have a better chance of getting into the school.

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4 months ago

I'm going to ask questions about the Dartmouth bound program and then hopefully you answer and then I'll respond with my opinion. Do you have to pay for this Dartmouth-bound program? Also do you even like Dartmouth? Is it a selective program in which applicants are only excepted based on academic excellence?

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4 months ago

Hey @jwilhoit90!

Congratulations on your acceptance to these programs! Looks like you've already gotten some really great feedback from your peers, but I wanted to chime in and reiterate some points that were made.

While both programs seem really great, it sounds like the Dartmouth Bound option may appear stronger on your application given the selective and competitive admissions into the program. In addition, insight and guidance into the overall admissions process by Dartmouth professionals would be great help to you given the schools prestige and standard of acceptance. All in all, I'd encourage you to make the choice that best aligns with your interests and that you feel would benefit you the most as you begin your admissions journey.

I hope this helps, congrats again!

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