Is it worth putting a summer program that you got accepted to but couldn't attend on your application?
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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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.
Idk i mean getting accepted to that is a clearly prestigious achievement. Maybe you can include it on your essay possibly to tie in how you have learned to overcome
adversity and financial burdens to learn how to adapt, and give this as an example of how it hindered you BUT in order to do that you would need to state what else you did with the time