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Is the National Student Leadership Conference legit?

SwinterSwinter Posts: 1,060Registered User Senior Member
edited February 2013 in Summer Programs
Today I got a thing in the mail. According to a letter I got I was "selected to represent your [my] school at the 2012 National Student Leadership Conference" this summer.

Some of the programs look interesting, but they're really expensive. Like ~$2500 for a ten day session.

I can't help but wonder if my name was just on a mass mailing list. I was just wondering if this program was something legitimate and not a scam. What do you guys think?
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Replies to: Is the National Student Leadership Conference legit?

  • kitkat522kitkat522 Posts: 137Registered User Junior Member
    I threw it away. I mean, i think it's sent to kids with good scores, but i doubt anyone at my school "nominated" me, or that it really counts. Plus it's not worth it for me to pay. If you can afford it, then go ahead. I think it's legitimate, but not selective
  • iceui2iceui2 Posts: 887Registered User Member
    Short answer: No it is not legit.

    Long answer: It's not a scam, because the program exists. But it's just a money-making program and is not selective at all. It will not help in college admissions.
  • iluvbooks94iluvbooks94 Posts: 1,009Registered User Senior Member
    I got a full scholarship and went to the U.S. Policy & Politics program last year. It was a really great experience for me. I met a lot of great people, saw D.C., and participated in election and Congress simulations.

    Don't do something in the summer just to boost admissions chances; most programs won't help you anyway. But, if you get to March/April and don't have summer plans yet, take a look into NSLC if you like. I enjoyed it.
  • abyjimabyjim Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    I would realy like to attend the confrence but i know my parents wont be able to paty for it. How did you get the full scholarship to go?
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