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Columbia University High School Summer Program

zainchampzainchamp Posts: 6Registered User New Member
edited June 2011 in Summer Programs
anybody else taking this summer program? i'm applying for it this summer. it's the 1st summer program i have applied to.

anyway, how hard is to get accepted into the program? i'm applying in the "intensive seminars in chemistry" program.
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  • AndorvwAndorvw Posts: 38Registered User Junior Member
    My son just got accepted into this program. He is still at 8th grade, will start high school after the summer. The admission office insisted to see his second quarter grade before making the decision, so I would imagine it is pretty tough to get in. Btw, my son has all A's with 2 AP courses.
  • zainchampzainchamp Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    your son is in 8th grade and taking two AP's? is that even possible?
  • OMGTorontoGirlOMGTorontoGirl Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    No, I don't think they have AP for 8th grade students, because i'm in 8th grade myself, so i should know. But i might be wrong, because there are very different kinds of schools out there, and hey Andorvw, what kind of school does your son go to?
  • zainchampzainchamp Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    yeah thats what i was thinking. i'm in tenth grade and taking 1 ap.
  • lauangelalauangela Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    i got admitted to communicating with consumers session 2. Anyone got in?
  • zainchampzainchamp Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    ^^ i think i will find out in a few weeks... btw how long did it take for them to make their decision
  • lauangelalauangela Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    It took me about three weeks, anyone signing up for communicating with consumers?
  • nikelove56nikelove56 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    i was reading in a previous thread that it was an 80% acceptance rate. i feel scammed.. it took me so long to write this essay-- i seriously thought they would look through the application seriously. i also heard for the summer@brown, that all they want is to fill up the dorm rooms, and i even applied to that. i started my essays like two months before, and just sent them in. i can't believe it. someone tell me if you heard the same?
  • rissa13rissa13 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    i got in but i cant afford it :(
    i dnt think ill be able to go
  • tennis421tennis421 Posts: 155Registered User Junior Member
    okay...I've see this post come up EVERYWHERE. "Finally the truth about Columbia University Summer Program"....yes I've read and looked at all the stuff that was said but it was 2 years ago. It may not sound like a very long time but you never know? All that I have heard is that it got a lot better. I mean a really intelligent and smart kid from my class applied and didn't get in, so what does that show ? I just think that what you put in is what you get out of it. In response to the 80% acceptance rate, I look at it as, unless I hear it from an actual admission counselor then I don't believe it. I mean thats my opinion, it's prob way different from everyone else's but thats just how I look at it. I got in and I'm just going to see how it goes. I feel like a lot of the threads are based on a standpoint that is coming from one side which is the negative aspect of it. I've talked to a lot of people who've gone and they say it was the best experience of their lives! I dont think that Columbia would "scam" you, if the acceptance rate is indeed high, then you have to look at it as this is a summer program, its not college admissions where the acceptance rate is entirely different....I don't know guys this is just my opinion lol. =)
  • thelionessthelioness Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    Hi Lauangela :)
    I got into the same course :)
    I was actually just a little bored at home so I was looking to see if there was a way to find people who got in too :P
    It's so cool to find someone :)
    Where are you from?
  • lauangelalauangela Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    Hi thelioness,
    whats your name?
    that's cool that we're in the same course

    I'm from HK
  • thelionessthelioness Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    My name's Tereza.
    Im from Czech Rep.
    It is cool to meet people i will see this summer!
    Will this be your first summer at Columbia?
  • lauangelalauangela Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    oh wow that's cool i love cezch republic, i've been there it's so beautiful! i wish i could live there.
    Yes, this will be my first time in columbia, it's good to meet you and it's great that i met someone in my course before the course
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