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Honors Program Questions
DS has been primarily looking at small LAC that are fairly selective. Some of the schools that he is clearly meeting the admission criteria/stats for have sent him information on their Honors Program and are recommending he apply. One such School is my alma mater, Clarkson University. My question is, what are the benefits for this and similar Honors Programs? One thing I read is that they could include smaller class sizes, which would be beneficial at any college, but especially larger schools, including the NY flagships. Is this true? It seems like a lot of extra work when the college application process is already so overwhelming. He hasn’t even had time to consider or explore the Honors Program options, because he’s been so busy with college visits and interviews. That said, as a parent, I don’t want him to miss out on a great opportunity. What have others found? If your DS or DD was admitted into a highly selective college and a another college that has a higher acceptance rate with an Honors Program, which is the better route to go in terms of college experience, cost, and employment and/or graduate opportunities after college? Just trying to understand more about the benefits of exploring Honors Programs, and whether it truly is a benefit?20 replies