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Economics for Leaders 2013

murrrrrmurrrrr Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
edited August 2013 in Summer Programs
Did anyone else get accepted yet? I just got my Vanderbilt acceptance in the mail.
Do any past attendees have any suggestions whether I should take the additional course for college credit? It would be $204 to take the econ class and I'm not sure if it's worth it.
Let me know!
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Replies to: Economics for Leaders 2013

  • taben1112taben1112 Registered User Posts: 534 Member
    Our dd just got in at Vander. also.
    My husband is all for the college credit for $200 so unless she really does not want to do it, she will be with you plugging away for the credit. Dh's 'sell' will be that if she does it, no need to take AP micro econ. next year. Not sure it that is accurate. I too will be interested in responses regarding whether the credit is worth it.

    Congratulations to you for getting in!
  • taben1112taben1112 Registered User Posts: 534 Member
    Curious as to whether other's have applied or plan to apply. Also, can any past participants share whether the course credit aspect is worth it and what type(s) or extra work is required to get the credit?
  • effulgenceeffulgence Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Just wondering, did you guys get an email saying your application was received when you guys first submitted it?
  • taben1112taben1112 Registered User Posts: 534 Member
    I don't think our child received an email confirmation...but I am not sure. I know that she emailed the organization a couple of weeks after she submitted her application and asked if they had received the application. They indicated that they had and that they were running a bit behind on decisions (if you applied early, decisions were to be released within a couple of weeks).
    Then, her acceptance came via a large envelope in the mail, not via email. I think that she has until Feb. 15 to accept or decline and pay the $.
  • effulgenceeffulgence Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Thank you so much for that information!
  • ConfusedMominMAConfusedMominMA Registered User Posts: 1,047 Senior Member
    My DD was recommended by her Economics teacher to participate in this program but she is only a sophomore. Has anyone ever heard of them making an exception and letting a sophomore participate? Thanks.
  • gamekyulovegamekyulove Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Hi, I applied before the early deadline so I was wondering if I should've received results by now?
  • effulgenceeffulgence Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    If you haven't gotten it yet, I would email EFL.
  • youormeyouorme Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    anyone else get into the yale program yet?
  • gamekyulovegamekyulove Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    I emailed them already, but they haven't replied.
    I guess the next step is to call them.

    Were we supposed to receive confirmation email after submitting the application?
  • emiliavalemiliaval Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member

    Can someone briefly explain what this program consists in? I know they have different programs in different institutions, but what is their objective? And what role does the program take in college applications?

  • taben1112taben1112 Registered User Posts: 534 Member
    "The goal of the Economics for Leaders program is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and to teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices..." From the Foundation for Econ (sponsoring organization) website.

    Hopefully, some folks who have attended the program can speak to the reality of what goes on during the week.
    As for college applications, our child's counselor said that it goes in the big box of 'summer experiences' that show you were interested in learning and growing on your own time. Since you have to be selected to attend, it helps in that you had to compete on some level to get a spot.
    It is not nearly as prestigious as Govenor's School or something like that, but it is a base level leadership program with an academic and real world applicable bend to it.
    Other aspect? Students tend to really enjoy their experience with this program.

  • dragonflymusicdragonflymusic Registered User Posts: 162 Junior Member
    Hi! I just received my acceptance for U.T. Austin (close by, yay!). Congrats to everyone who made it in, it sounds like it'll be great.
    For the objective: Program Content and Topics
    As far as I know, this isn't a top-tier program, but should show that you're already taking interest in a possible major.
  • taben1112taben1112 Registered User Posts: 534 Member
    The 'status' of this program seems to be very unknown. There are kids with great stats who, in the past, did not get in. One parent speculated that PSAT scores have something to do with acceptance. Others think that it is for those who have not had a lot of exposure to economics, but clearly have ability to learn the topic.
    Given the application, it is very hard to know how students are chosen. Somehow, they pull about 1/3 of the applicants and give them a slot.
    A college counselor told us that it is a known program and has some level of selectivity, which is always a good thing. Most of all, student who have done it in the past tend to come back raving about how much they learned and how fun it was. That sold us.

    Still wondering if any past participants can speak to what work is required to get teh 2hrs of college credit and if it was worth it
  • viphanviphan Registered User Posts: 1,270 Senior Member
    I got into Yale... Although for $1000, not sure if it is worth it. Can anyone advise?
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