Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

CTY Johns Hopkins Program?

skedgeskedge Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
edited March 2014 in Summer Programs
I recently heard about this program, but I don't know much about it. Someone told me you had to be recruited, or your guidance counselor would tell you if you were eligible. Is this true? I'm interested in doing a program like RSI or CTY for a challenge and something interesting to do over the summer. I know that these programs are extremely hard to get into, so I probably won't be able to participate in them. For those of you who got into one of these programs, were you "recruited"? Did you have to submit standardized test scores? My parents want me to take the SAT or PSAT to see if I can get into one of the summer programs(I'm in 8th grade btw). That's because today I was really bored (home from school) so I went on College Board and took a full length practice test. I got a 2150, so I'm guessing that on the real test I might be able to get 2000, considering I didn't study for this practice test. I know it's only one test, and it's probably not 100% accurate, but I heard that the SAT scores required to get into CTY aren't that high. Can anyone tell me about how they got into CTY or RSI? Thanks.

EDIT: Never mind, I just found out CTY isn't very selective, it's just a fun summer program.

Replies to: CTY Johns Hopkins Program?

  • mdcmommdcmom Registered User Posts: 748 Member
    However, they do give real scholarships. My daughter went to a summer program in Ancient Greek on a scholarship through CTY, then studied Mandarin for two summers with their online classes, again on scholarship. That might not be important to some people, but programs like these would have been completely out of reach otherwise, and gave her a great start pursuing her passion. Now she has a free ride to U. Kentucky and is waiting to hear from her Ivy applications tomorrow :) .
  • crepescrepes Registered User Posts: 590 Member
    edited March 2014
    CTY is not the most selective program but it is selective--a student's standardized scores need to be in the 95th percentile to be eligible to take courses. So quite a few people here on CC would have no trouble getting in, but that wouldn't be true of the typical 8th grader.
This discussion has been closed.