Colleges' Summer Programs Don't Influence Admissions

July 28, 2015

Many elite college open their campuses for various summer programs for high school students who want a taste of college life. WGBH News reported that the programs are popular and expensive ($5,500 for a three-week noncredit course at Brown University, for example). While the programs make no promises about a student being admitted as a freshman later, the program notes that many participants hope that will be the case. But admissions officers say that they don't give extra favor to those who enroll in the summer programs.

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