@Opaline: COSMOS's UCD campus has a Biomedical cluster that focuses on both human and veterinary medicine. My friend was in that cluster last year and she said she learned a lot. And from her pictures, it looks like a lot of fun. However, the deadline is March 15, which is a bit close..
Cornell's vet program is the main one that I know of.. I wanted to become a vet for a while and considered Cornell, but like you said, it's quite expensive. Anyway I think a vet internship would also be pretty good.
Okay somebody please help explain this to me - because honestly, I'm tired and really frustrated with this whole process.
HOW, HOW, HOW, HOOOOW is it that if I'm POOR and get a scholarship for some expensive fancy program (say Oxbridge), colleges APPARENTLY are all impressed and ooh look a scholarship! That must mean this student is EXTRA smart/motivated/deserving of the spot!
BUT!! If I pay for the program myself and go simply because I'm REALLY INTERESTED in the programs offered and even though, I hold a perfect 4.0, have always dreamed of going abroad, and have studied French and Latin for almost a decade now, I am fully QUALIFIED for these scholarships - but NOT ALLOWED because my parents make 100,000+ - colleges will APPARENTLY (according to everybody on collegeconfidential at least) see me as nothing more than a dumb, rich, ***** who is wasting daddy's money to go to France?
:((((( *sigh* Basically, why am I being penalized for my parents being successful in their careers? I can't get a break here. There appears to be only 1-2 recognizable humanities programs that AREN'T frowned upon by the selective universities for being, apparently, bastions of the rich and restless high schoolers. So me pursuing my interests via JSA, Ivy Scholars, CTY, or ANY expensive Community Service Program like Projects Abroad or Amigos - to the college that isn't saying: hey, this student loves international affairs/relations and is interesting in learning about other cultures IN those cultures; instead what they see is: ugh another dumb, rich, ***** wasting hers and our time with her faux altruism and paid-for-by-daddy travels/elitist camps?? But- hey, my dad loses his job, so I now need a scholarship, and suddenly those same colleges will fall at my feet??? IDGI.
Don't get me wrong - I personally plan on getting a summer job (preferably at the State Dept) to gain actual exposure to my field of interest, and there are some programs clearly out there for suckers - but I don't see why people who have the ability to pay should be penalized for that, especially when merit scholarships aren't even offered....
My DD attended the summer program at Columbia last summer. She did it only to try to decide if she could handle "living" in the city. She has done similar programs for the same reason the last few years. She loved the Columbia program - hated Notre Dame's. She was going to go to Brown this year but managed to get summer position at our local newspaper.
As a parent the only problem I had with C's program was they continued to bill me for their food services program until last month when they FINALLY realized she wasn't a student.....I offered to pay the bill anyway if they could guarantee admission next year....the lady giggled....lol!
Can someone help me out?
I'm hispanic and I'm interested in business but I cannot find any good summer programs.
LEAD would have been great but I completely missed the deadline and I'm torn. :(
Would it be better if I did multiple internships this summer or if I paid for some overly-expensive program?
I missed TASP too.
I'm going to cry
@Zenxan - As a parent I see the same problem and may be CC is propagating the problem! I do want my child to get into a free program to tout it as an achievement but there are only so many of them out there and there are so few seats in those programs to go around. The next best thing is to work as an unpaid volunteer and do either research if it interests you or pick up a socially relevant activity to volunteer at or even do a job that pays you. However, there is nothing stopping you from going to oxford/columbia/brown and getting some college credits even if you have to pay. Ultimately, it matters what you can say you did in the summer before college because the colleges want to see if you are preparing for college in someway or having fun all summer.
The reason that colleges frown upon Brown, Columbia, Oxbridge, and etc. in general is (I think) that for so many of the attendees, cost is the prohibiting factor. Same goes for things like NYLC or People to People--they might be nice programs, but they're not all that selective and they're obscenely expensive, so there's a perception (if not the reality) that the large majority of kids getting in without scholarships are the ones who aren't competitive enough to get something anywhere else but have the money to "buy" a big name summer program.
Honestly, I think that if you're interested in the humanities/social sciences, the State Dept. is a much better bet than any of those summer programs anyways.
Totally sympathize with the people here who have missed deadlines... I just started seriously looking at summer programs this month, and I won't be able to meet many of the FA deadlines. I'm a freshman. I applied to Summer@Andover and was admitted but I can't go because they didn't give me ANY FA (my family's gross income is just over 100K).
I'd really like to study abroad doing some science-y. Maybe next year
Bravo to you! We were thinking the exact same thing but didn't post it! That is probably a great question for "Ask the Dean" Zenxan!
Hi, I am currently a freshman and interested in business. I know its really late but are there still any other camps I can apply to? Also, I kind of bombed my grades this year so it would be great if they dont look at your GPA.
Help? Summer@Brown V. NYLFM
My predicament... Summer@Brown V. NYLFM
Thank you in advance for whatever help you find yourself able to give. My predicament is as follows: I've normally been a perfect student, to be brief, but at the beginning of my secomd semester, I've been diagnosed with insomnia... Joy (writing this past midnight). So my math grade has dropped, terribly. This is undoubtedly my last year to be accepted to anything worthwhile, in the way of summer programs. Regardless of my "career aspirations" I need to weight my college application. I've been accepted to Summer@Brown and invited to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, and I'm unsure which to attend. Which carries more weight with admission officers? I know Summer@Brown is an open-application-type program, and NYLFM is invitation only, and in the past 10 years, 8 students from my school have attended, some of them valedictorians, and all of them notable. NYLFM also gives college credit at George Mason, while Summer@Brown does not give any college credit. NYLFM seems like the more prestigious program all in all, but I'm unsure, as Summer@Brown is still an Ivy League summer program. So if you could give me ANY inkling of information about what looks better to colleges, it'd greatly behoove me, I need to choose ASAP, by Sunday, unfortunately. Thank you all, for any help that might come(:
How good would the Summer Seminar at the Naval Academy look? I realize it's probably not as prestigious, but it was the best program I could find that was practical for cost and for time since I work all summer.
does anybody know how hard it is for an 8th grader to get into COSMOS at ucdavis Biomedical cluster?
Forgive my ignorance on the topic, but my summer at Cornell looks bad on an application?
Don't get me wrong, I know it's expensive and only selective by who can pay. At the same token, however, I spent my summer studying and got A's at two courses at Cornell, a school I really want to go to. In what way will that hurt my application? Just curious....
are there any summer programs for rising sophomores, whose deadlines have not passed?
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