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Johns Hopkins CTY SET or Davidson Institute Young Scholars Program

pixelmdpixelmd 1 replies1 threads New Member
Hello! Does anyone know if there are any highly selective schools that tend to give some admissions preference to students who are selected to JH CTY Study of Exceptional Talent or are Davidson Institute Young Scholars? Thank you!
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 3214 replies53 threads Senior Member
    Not that I'm aware of. Entry to those programs is typically 8th grade or younger. Being selected doesn't mean much 3-4 years or more later. Presumably, someone with the talent to qualify will be able to continue with high performance when it matters in school, on SAT/ACT, etc. If not, what they did in 7th grade doesn't make up for it.

    Fwiw, we'll probably throw in SET and DYS as a line item under Activities for my D, but only if there's extra space at the end.
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  • hebegebehebegebe 3010 replies45 threads Senior Member
    Agree with @RichInPitt that neither matters for college admissions. My son had both but he didn’t list either on the applications.

    On the other hand, getting those qualifications makes something like National Merit semi finalist likely, which can be a benefit when applying to colleges rated between 20-40.
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  • pixelmdpixelmd 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you for the replies!
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  • GoldPennGoldPenn 268 replies12 threads Junior Member
    My D21 was in the Johns Hopkins CTY program and the one advantage related to college admissions could be taking the classes they offer online or attending the summer camps. They offer a number of AP courses.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 3214 replies53 threads Senior Member
    Agree - what you do with it can make a difference. But just being selected, as asked, likely doesn't. The summer programs and online classes will go on my D's application.
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