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Is it worth putting a summer program that you got accepted to but couldn't attend on your application?
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I am currently a rising senior. I got into the New York Times summer academy for international relations(my intended major) but couldn't attend due to the cost of tuition. I'm guessing that it is relatively competitive because it required a few essays and other supplemental materials. It is worth putting on my college application? If so, where would I put it?

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a year ago

The best gauge for the prestige of a summer program is actually cost (or lack thereof) in other words, the most prestigious programs will typically be free to attend. Expensive programs with comprehensive applications are a tier below those types of programs, so this might not necessarily be worth including. At most, I would mention it in your Additional Information section, or if you don't have other items to fill you "Honors & Awards" section, maybe there. In any case, I'd definitely focus on the other positions you've gotten for this summer, which sound pretty awesome.

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a year ago

Short answer no.

Longish answer. It’s like winning a raffle for a Caribbean cruise like yay you got it but you didn’t get anything out of it. Unless you are doing something with NYT it is just about absolutely not applicable

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